A potential client gave me a topic idea that I am exploring to create a workshop. I realized I have 10+ books on my bookshelf about the neuroscience of resilience. Kind of crazy when you get to create presentations on topics that you've been studying for years just out of your own personal interest! So … Continue reading Cultivating resilience
Throwback Thursday - an edited post from December 2017 that feels timely. This time of year can be difficult, especially for anyone dealing with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that may originate from the lack of light and lack of fresh air. Symptoms I experience can include anxiety, the blues, and changes in my mood or … Continue reading TBT – Go easy on yourself
I am a voracious reader. My nightstand is typically piled with books, and I have about 3-4 going at any one time. There's at least one fiction book, which is my treat reading before bedtime, and the way I wind down before sleep. I am not so into e-books. I have a Nook, but forget to … Continue reading Reading, writing and rhythm
This morning I woke up very early again (3:30) on the heels of a dream, but at least it was after 7 hours of sleep rather than just 4 the night before. I tried counting breaths, I tried a little meditating, praying and attempting to let go of my thoughts. The dream faded quickly and … Continue reading Smoke and mirrors
I just love Brené Brown's work on how to use what she calls "Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice." She is a Texas born and bred professor, researcher and storyteller who studies shame, wholeheartedness and how we use story and narrative to shape our lives. Her Ted Talk on the power of vulnerability has been viewed … Continue reading Rumbling with our stories
A lot of people think of "transcendence" when it comes to meditation practice. I used to think of that as well, and it's the reason I never succeeded in my many early tries to adopt this as a habit of mine. In both my yoga and my meditation practices, what I realize now is that … Continue reading Transcend or Ground?