Journeys Through Meditation

Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

“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 break-down.  I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration was a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind.  When… Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

Journeys Through Meditation

The Antidote to Anger

“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

Journeys Through Meditation

Being the Best Parent That I Can Be

“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 that I was going to be a full-time parent.  This excited me and scared me… Continue reading Being the Best Parent That I Can Be

Journeys Through Meditation

Meditating on St. Francis of Assisi

“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 is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light, and where there is sorrow, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may… Continue reading Meditating on St. Francis of Assisi

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Don’t Breathe A Word

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

Journeys Through Meditation

How to Make Those Bad Thoughts Go Away

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.

Journeys Through Meditation

How to Teach Your Child Buddhism

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.

The Writer's Life

2012 Year End in Reading

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.