Meditation: A Mother-Daughter Experiment, Part 2

This fall, my daughter and I engaged in a meditation experiment. This experiment was part of a class assignment that I could design for myself or include others in the design. My daughter agreed to participate and we began to design a 4 week meditation plan to see if meditation could help our sleep. I … Continue reading Meditation: A Mother-Daughter Experiment, Part 2

Ask for what you need, Let go of what is no longer serving you

  This message is an expanded version of a message crafted for a yoga class I taught recently. (Coming soon!) At the bottom of this post, you can click on the video of the actual class to see how I designed the class around the theme “ask for what you need, let go of what … Continue reading Ask for what you need, Let go of what is no longer serving you

Meditation: A Mother-Daughter Experiment

This fall, my daughter and I engaged in a meditation experiment. This experiment was part of a class assignment that I could design for myself or include others in the design. My daughter agreed to participate and we began to design a 4 week meditation plan to see if meditation could help our sleep. I … Continue reading Meditation: A Mother-Daughter Experiment

A complete contemplative practice, Pt. 4

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice? If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?” Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions and … Continue reading A complete contemplative practice, Pt. 4

A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt. 3

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice?  If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?”   Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions … Continue reading A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt. 3

A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt 2

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice?  If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?” Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions and … Continue reading A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt 2

A Complete Contemplative Practice

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice?  If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?” Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions and … Continue reading A Complete Contemplative Practice

With each Step, You have Arrived

  In a walking meditation, you walk like a free person.  Free from the past.  Free from the future.  It is an act of revolution.  Thich Nhat Hanh Walk meditations are hard for me.  I always have a destination and/or a goal.  I am a fast walker who thinks about a million things while walking.  … Continue reading With each Step, You have Arrived

Heartfulness, Part Two

“Heartful awareness invites us into active engagement with those emotional states, which, by their very definition, are life-generating, expansive and stabilizing.”  From Mindfulness to Heartfulness by Alane Daugherty I love to travel and traveling on planes scares me.  My heart rate increases.  My body freezes becoming rigid and lacking feeling.  Recently, I flew to California … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part Two