Journeys Through Meditation

Tastefully Delicious

This exercise in meditation gave me a chance to slow down while eating my food... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “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 exercise in meditation gave me… Continue reading Tastefully Delicious

News & Updates, The Writer's Life

Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

As I look back on the past year, I see some goals not quite reached and a few accomplishments that make me proud.  And, I begin the New Year creating new goals while finishing up old ones. I began the year in full force; eager to beat the 14 books I read in 2012 in… Continue reading Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

Journeys Through Meditation

Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

Recently, I had an emotional break-down.  I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration was a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “By creating mental spaciousness, you will realize that you have much more control over how you feel and think than you imagined.” … Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

Journeys Through Meditation

The Antidote to Anger

I have been angry, lately.  It’s no surprise.  I am raising teenagers and I’m losing control... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “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… Continue reading The Antidote to Anger

Journeys Through Meditation

Meditating on St. Francis of Assisi

It is hard to remember to love and forgive when it is so easy to spite and toss aside... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “Oh Lord, make me the instrument of thy Peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, harmony. Where there… Continue reading Meditating on St. Francis of Assisi

Year In Reading

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Birdie Cousins, a recent divorcee, has taken on all responsibilities for her daughter’s, Chess, wedding... Subscriber Content Birdie Cousins, a recent divorcee, has taken on all responsibilities for her daughter’s, Chess, wedding.  But, Chess has plans of her own.  She cancels the wedding, quits her job, and moves in with Birdie.  To console her daughter,… Continue reading The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

The Writer's Life

No Time to Write?

As you may have noticed, I have hit a stalemate when it comes to my writings.  Many have asked for new materials, and I continue to ask for more sleep.  Seriously, how do mothers maintain a writing career while raising children?  They are either brilliant individuals or seriously lacking in some other area as a… Continue reading No Time to Write?

Diary of a Fat Girl

So, Everyone Else Is Having A Baby…But Me!

Over the Christmas holidays I was overwhelmed with news of pregnancies.  I learned that two of my husband’s cousins were expecting and one of them was to have twins.  Then, I learned two of my cousins were expecting; both of them due in May.  As hard as all that news was, I swallowed my tears,… Continue reading So, Everyone Else Is Having A Baby…But Me!

Year In Reading

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

If you are looking for a great summer read to dig yourself out of winter’s trenches, Barefoot will make you feel warm and tranquil with the familiar grit of sand between your toes...