Gratitude changes our outlook on life, as well as how life looks out on us. Join me for this brief meditation on gratitude. Sending gratitude to my teacher, Alanna Kaivalya, who taught me this meditation.
I am always looking for ways to be more mindful. I have written about monotasking, mindful dog walking, and meditation (on a snow globe and in my own life). Here’s another way to bring mindfulness into your life: Mindful Eating. Mindful Eating helps us to […]
Flower buds are powerful symbols. They represent new life, the arrival of spring, and the possibilities of beauty. It’s been a very cold winter in Pennsylania, with more snowstorms than I can keep track of. I’m a person who really loves snow—but even I am […]
In the spiritual practices of yoga, called the yamas and niyamas, the first yama is ahimsa. The word ahimsa translates to mean non-violence, compassion for yourself and others, and non-pain. Now, that “non-violence” part is easy, because most of us aren’t violent humans. Most of […]
Have you been feeling stuck lately? Sometimes we just feel blah and uninspired. Here are four ways to shake off the same-old, same-old and spark creative inspiration. Get moving. Are you sitting and staring at a blank page? Start moving your body. Take a […]
The other day I wrote so confidently about aparigraha — non-covetousness, non-collecting. It was easy for me to walk away from the tempting shops in San Francisco. I didn’t need to buy anything. But a few days later, I realized I was still coveting something. […]
Recently I did something really stupid, and I beat myself up about it. For a while I forgot that I had made a commitment to practice self-compassion. It got me thinking… when you screw up, do you love yourself anyway? Or do you beat yourself up? […]