spring beginnings

Photo by Nagy Arnold on Unsplash   Spring is finally here! A time of new life, regrowth, seemingly fresher air, and spring cleaning. Along with the seasonal change, I have changed my website layout. Fresh layout, fresh ideas! Spring cleaning can be literal or metaphorical, and in this post I’m geared toward the metaphorical… or the spring cleaning…

creativity

i believe we were born to create. we create family’s, friends, music, joy, and art of all kinds. we feel inspired, satisfied, and fulfilled when we create something. ignore that voice that says “im not — enough” do it anyways; embrace your inspiration. what have you created, and how did it make you feel?

perseverance

Right now I’m in the middle of reading Angela Duckworth, PhD’s book titled Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The book is worth the read, and the work that Duckworth has accomplished is truly inspired. In a very limited summation of what the book is about, I’ll quote one simple equation: talent x effort…

stopping

When I used to hear the word meditation, I would think of a long drawn out OM sesh with Gurus’ and incense and wonderfully inspiring tapestries on the wall. Building the idea up to this level, I felt I was innately incapable of meditation. That it wouldn’t work for me, I didn’t have the proper…

healing

We human  beings have lost confidence in the body just knowing what to do. If we have time alone with ourselves, we panic and try to do many different things. Mindful breathing helps us to relearn the art of resting. Mindful breathing is like a loving parent cradling a baby, saying, “Don’t worry, I’ll take…

uncomplicate

{photo taken by Daria Nepriakhina at unsplash.com} Remembering to be where my feet are planted isn’t always easy. Quiet or, frankly, ignore my thoughts, look at my feet, be there. Start there, then move forward purposefully. Say hello to the sky. What’s real? What’s important? What matters? Work hard, smile, laugh, play. Resolution: Live simply,…

resolution

With Christmas upon us, the celebration of the New Year is right around the bend. Resolutions. Any ideas for yours?

a moment of reflection

The world provides us with continual opportunities for practice. When we find ourselves in an emotional reaction, the Universe is giving us a wonderful opportunity to simply pause and feel. For a moment, practice letting go of the story and become aware of the sensations of your body. Can you rest in that space of…

peace within

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.” “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” “What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.” “Being…

to Texas with love

My deepest and most sincere condolences, and prayers to your innocents. Texas Strong.