Tall Tale Tuesdays

My Angel Wears Prada

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!

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

Gazing at the Stars

It amazes me as to how big our Universe is when I take even the briefest of moments to gaze into that vast sky... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “Submit to the moment and feel a part of the cosmos, and everything and everyone in it.”  - The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding… Continue reading Gazing at the Stars

Journeys Through Meditation

Being the Best Parent That I Can Be

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

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

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.