Whether it’s in your backyard garden or a farmer’s field, the fall is the time when we gather up the last of the harvest from the summer season. Hay bales dot the fields, carrots and beets are pulled, herbs are dried and pumpkins are brought inside to await their Halloween transformation. There is something particularly […]
When we have one of those “Oh I get it” moments, it is usually preceded by a challenge, an obstacle, or a stepping out of our comfort zones. Deeper understanding of ourselves and the world comes with a price. Everything worthwhile usually does.
My sister is giving up. Again. This is the third time she’s given up and I’m all for it. Now before you get the idea that my sister doesn’t have any stick-to-it-ness, let me clarify: She’s given up an unhealthy habit. It started a couple of years ago when she gave up drinking Coke. Then […]
There is a place from which you make all your choices. It determines what you say and how you act. On what spot are you standing when you interact with the world?
There’s a blessing and a curse that comes with something entering the mainstream conversation. That’s certainly true about mindfulness. Since Time magazine put mindfulness on the cover in 2014, people are talking about it. That’s a blessing. Thirty-five plus years of research shows us that mindfulness practice has some pretty powerful benefits and now individuals, […]
Our experiences are directly impacted by where we place our attention, or to which inner voice we choose to listen to at any moment. The body has great wisdom. When it speaks in a way that does not serve you, consider that it is another voice that is actually speaking. At those times, the voice […]
One of the first personal development books I read was also the first book Wayne Dyer wrote. In 1976 Your Erroneous Zones explored the self-destructive nature of negative thinking. As a teenager it made a big impression on me. The idea that thoughts were conscious choices and that we choose to be who we are, […]
We have learned to push away from unpleasant experiences in order to avoid the feelings that come with them. Allow yourself to sit with whatever emotions you have and know that you don’t have to be imprisoned by them.
My mother taught me that everything I needed to learn about life I could learn in the garden. What happens in the garden is the same as what happens in our lives. There is a rhythm in the garden that follows the seasons – a period of rest followed by a period of growth. A […]
Life is usually not as complicated as we make it. We create our experiences by the actions we choose.