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!
“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 meditation exercise allowed me to slow down while eating my food. It taught me to pay attention to each bite of food, and I had to ask myself… Continue reading Tastefully Delicious
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
“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
“Submit to the moment and feel a part of the cosmos, and everything and everyone in it.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding I was not into meditating when I sat outside to begin my star-gazing meditation. But the cool night air was refreshing and enticing. So, searching for peace and quiet, I waited until… Continue reading Gazing at the Stars
“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