Not Knowing

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good.Continue reading “Not Knowing”

To Rekindle

Compassion itself is seen to be The seed of a rich harvest, water for growth And the ripened state of long enjoyment. Therefore, at the start I praise compassion.  By Chandrakirti As the year ends and a new one begins allowing compassion to grace our mind and heart is a rekindling. A lot of timesContinue reading “To Rekindle”

Free Range

About 8 years ago we introduced chickens into our backyard and our lives.  Initially, we wanted chickens for their fresh eggs. We had heard they were fun to have.  Little, did we know about their unique personalities and the lessons that they would be teaching. As the years have gone by I have grown accustomedContinue reading “Free Range”

Choosing Love

Only when we are committed to love, do we choose love~ Gary Zukav. With every cell within our body we can choose love to uplift ourselves and  others. Love is a choice and a habit and when we continue to share our love with the intention and commitment to heal and transform, we bring thisContinue reading “Choosing Love”

Wired for Connection

Everyone can think back to a time when heartbreak, embarrassment, rejection was particularly painful. Did you ever wonder why it was so painful? Naomi Eisenberger talks about the social connections to pain and rejection. In her research she has found that the  pain receptors that light up in the brain when there is physical pain,Continue reading “Wired for Connection”

Cultivating Mindfulness

Jon Kabat Zinn says: Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. This resonates for me and I believe that when followed, this action of cultivating mindfulness supports life in every way. It supports lifeContinue reading “Cultivating Mindfulness”

Living in Challenging Times

Recently, there was a shooting in a High School. There have been too many shooting in schools across the country and like my community members, I am deeply saddened about this. As a person, I cried for the families who have been forever changed by this act.  As a parent, I already hug my childrenContinue reading “Living in Challenging Times”

A Force That Drives Us

If you believe you can change, if you make it a habit-the change becomes real. This is the real power of habit:the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.—-Power of Habit By Charles Duhig In the Power of Habit by Charles Duhig, there are many examples of how habits shape behaviorContinue reading “A Force That Drives Us”