The sun kissed her skin as a cool breeze brushed the hair off her shoulders. Anna pulled her sweater close to her as she walked along the trail, oblivious to the birds chirping overhead or the squirrels darting from tree to tree eager to stash their goods. She was cooped up indoors for far too long, and the exercise was doing her some good. At least, that was what she kept telling herself. Frankly, she just wanted to go back home to her comfortable chair, with a cozy blanket and a warm cup of tea... CLICK TO READ MORE!
Since I have joined the outside realm of working people, home with the family has become a fleeting gift. My husband is attending his college courses during the day and working in the afternoons while our daughters are growing up and living their own lives. Whatever fleeting moment I have with them is a treasure… Continue reading Creating Family Time with Our Words
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“We not only have fast food, we have fast eating! Try slowing down to experience mindfully and taste your food.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding This meditation exercise allowed me to slow down while eating my food. It taught me to pay attention to each bite of food, and I had to ask myself… Continue reading Tastefully Delicious
Baby Elmo takes the reader on a journey of how big he is getting and what he can do now that he is growing. Such things like walking and talking are featured in this book. And, at the end of the book, the child gets a BIG surprise as Baby Elmo “pops” out of the… Continue reading Sesame Street Beginnings’ So Big!
“By creating mental spaciousness, you will realize that you have much more control over how you feel and think than you imagined.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding Recently, I had an emotional breakdown. I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration were a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind. When… Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression
“The Buddha recommended dealing with anger through meditation in order to become calmer, more aware of emotions and more loving towards others.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding I have been angry lately. It’s no surprise. I am raising teenagers, and I’m losing control. People who know me know I like to control every aspect… Continue reading The Antidote to Anger
“Submit to the moment and feel a part of the cosmos, and everything and everyone in it.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding I was not into meditating when I sat outside to begin my star-gazing meditation. But the cool night air was refreshing and enticing. So, searching for peace and quiet, I waited until… Continue reading Gazing at the Stars