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
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
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 all at once. I was quite grateful to come across this meditation and was determined to see it through... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “Parenting is the… 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... Subscriber Content Phoebe was frightened of the Shadow entering her room, and as an adult, she finds herself tucking suitcases and… 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.
For some of us, like me, it is difficult to become a creature of routine. Our brains are flooded with thoughts that rattle on non-stop; even after the lights go out...