On Choice

Posted on June 14, 2021

Happy Mindfulness Meditation Monday! It’s true that our choices define us and our experiences. Life IS all about choices. Some online articles even claim that each person makes more than 35,000 choices per day! I’m not so sure about that number but we can all agree that we make hundreds of choices per day— from turning the sound off on our mobile devices when we are pinged in the middle of a meeting to not picking our nose when we…

On Work-Life Balance

Posted on June 6, 2021

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On Identities and Motherhood

Posted on May 7, 2021

Over the course of my lifetime, I have shouldered many different identities with those closest to me. I still do. First I was a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin. Going to school I became a friend to many. In the second decade of my life I collected more identities—wife, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, mother. And then I spent the next few decades honoring those identities and roles—sometimes well and other times not. As a child, being a daughter or a sister or…

On Forest Meditation

Posted on April 26, 2021

On a recent trip to Big Sur, we got to explore the forest. Its majesty and vastness reminded me very much of life itself—mystic, ever-evolving, and colorful. At times on my long morning walks, I could hear myself breathing, and I could feel my feet gently treading the uneven landscape. This reminded me of my “good” days—ones where I feel balanced and charged with an “I got this!” attitude. Then there were times when I would hear the sounds of…

On Silence and Space

Posted on April 19, 2021

Happy Mindfulness Monday! Most of us just don’t practice being silent enough…or at all. We have programmed ourselves to absorb data from the outside and output it immediately. We want to be quick, efficient multitaskers. In many ways, as a society, this defines our worth — how much we get done during the day and how quickly we do it. “Being silent or quiet is a waste of time!” AND “I feel like I got nothing done today!” are common…