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
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.