Monday, November 30, 2015

Case of the post-holiday Mondays?

Sit with this for a few minutes. Your body and mind will thank you! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Tea time in Asheville, North Carolina

Tis the season to be grateful. Don't I know it! I came across this NPR article on the scientific health benefits of practicing gratitude and thought it appropriate for the upcoming holiday.

If I forget to say it before Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

More Thoughts On Self Help

New Music Friday

Remembering my friend through his excellent taste in music and awkward pauses. Love you, Chad.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In the Name of All Things Self Help

I've been on a self help quest for months. Here are a few warm and fuzzy internet finds that have brought me a little ease and comfort.

+ 3 Methods for Working w. Chaos

+ The Heartspace That Is Home - meditation audio from Tara Brach

+ Soul soothing recipe

+ An almost humorous but sad truth to a personal issue

+ AMBIENT MUSIC! (I want it all.)

+ And then this TED Talk...again. Because I just finished Gregory Boyle's book and his work never ceases to inspire me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

When Love Meets Sorrow

With the loss of a friend and the news coming out of Paris over the weekend, I'm left feeling sad and distracted this morning. I found Jack Kornfield's words on compassion and sorrow to be especially healing. Introspection has the power to lead us all to good, loving actions.

As we become silent we start to awaken to the mystery of this human realm. We begin to open to and acknowledge all of the unfinished business that often permeates our being. Through practice we can learn to offer love in the presence of pain. In these moments of loving-kindness we feel a connection to the web of life and discover the more objective nature of our struggles and sorrows.