“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
“Parenting is the most difficult and important job on the planet. Try this meditation to help you visualize how to be a better parent.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding Shortly after my husband received custody of his daughters, I realized I would be a full-time parent. This excited me and scared me all at once.… Continue reading Being the Best Parent That I Can Be
Phoebe was frightened of the Shadow entering her room, and as an adult, she finds herself tucking suitcases and boxes under her bed to prevent the “Dark Man” from entering through an open door. She enters a world where a twelve year-old girl disappears, and the only evidence found was stories from the local children… Continue reading Don’t Breathe A Word
While teaching our daughters Buddhism and meditation we discovered a glitch along this journey; the bad thoughts that creep into our heads during our silence.
Children are amazing creatures. They learn quickly and adapt to their surroundings to create their own calm and peace. Their ability to see the world through innocent eyes is a lesson many adults could learn to incorporate in their daily living. However, children do grow up and become teenagers.
Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.