My dog, her toys, and mindful lessons

A while back I wrote about what my dog teaches me about mindfulness and she is still a very good teacher. She still takes her time to sniff every leaf and go around every tree to sniff even if we walk the same path three times a day! She definitely understands what it means toContinue reading “My dog, her toys, and mindful lessons”

Sometimes easier is not necessarily better

We had a few days with bad storms and I hate storms. It’s not the rain or wind that’s scary, it’s the lightening. Growing up in the Caribbean, I never liked the thunder and lightening and would always cover my head to drown out the sounds. When I moved to the US, I still hadContinue reading “Sometimes easier is not necessarily better”

Welcoming guests to your human home

Recently I participated in a program where each day we were guided through a morning practice by Lama Willa Blythe Baker . One day, she shared this beautiful excerpt of a poem by Rumi. I had heard it before, however, listening to her say these words while in deep contemplation was deeply moving and powerful.Continue reading “Welcoming guests to your human home”

A Mindful Approach to Monday Morning

Most of us look forward to the weekend and often have a sense of “I don’t want the weekend to end” on a Sunday night. While Monday may be the start of new opportunities, new plans, and new goals, sometimes facing Monday mornings can be a challenge. How come? Monday is the beginning of theContinue reading “A Mindful Approach to Monday Morning”