Happy “Pop Day” !

I love spring!  I love everything about it … even the rain!  I love watching nature come alive.  Listening to the birds chirping with excitement.  Seeing the grass turn green again.  Watching the crocuses and daffodils bloom.  It is amazing to experience and one of the things I love most about being in a climateContinue reading “Happy “Pop Day” !”

Day before birthday reflection

As I wrap up my sixty-first year on earth, I am reflecting on my life’s journey and feeling grateful for all the lessons I have learned along the way.  Sixty-one years.  That number feels surreal to me.  At yoga today, the instructor was talking about the miracle of our bodies.  It’s so true.  My heartContinue reading “Day before birthday reflection”

“I can’t meditate” … and other things we tell ourselves that just aren’t true

Probably the biggest misconception that people have about meditating is that in order to do it correctly, you have to stop your thoughts completely and have a blank mind.  Simply stated, that is impossible.  No one can stop thoughts from occurring.  It’s what our brains do.  There is no thinking “off” button.  I subscribe toContinue reading ““I can’t meditate” … and other things we tell ourselves that just aren’t true”

Today is the 1st day of the rest of my life

My father, of blessed memory, used to say that a lot. He also used to say “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” but I’ll save that one for another time.  I never really thought much about every day being a new beginning until I was older, and time became so much moreContinue reading “Today is the 1st day of the rest of my life”