I am in the midst of a writing sprint with my Writer's Circle, and I became acutely aware of a certain type of energy that shows up when things are really awesome, and yet, it causes its own issues. So while I have SO MANY things on my list to get done, I am choosing, consciously, to take a detour … [Read more...]
Doing the Work of Consciousness
A friend of mine recently shared with me, The Work of Byron Katie. I spent some time with it last week and it was very powerful in shifting some things for me. So I want to share it with you as well. Thank you Shaina! The essence of "The Work" is something called the Judge Your Neighbor … [Read more...]
Putting Myself First – Want to Join Me?
Since I have committed to blogging daily for the month of July (connecting with #NaBloPoMo and #BlogBoost), I see this as an opportunity to jot down some of the sticky notes that hang out on the walls of my mind. The notion of "Putting Myself First" used to be a scary "no no" of an idea, but it is … [Read more...]
How do you want to feel? Vacation Edition.
Do you go on vacation to escape the pressures of everyday living? Do you go on vacation to be restored in any manner? Do you go on vacation to re-connect with parts of yourself that take second position more often than not? What if you went on vacation to experience the energy of the place as much … [Read more...]
I Questioned Authority and Consciousness Answered
Is it weird in here, or is it just me? - Steven Wright Life is full of platitudes and paradigm shifts these days: the inspiring graphics are all over Facebook and Instagram. Walking the talk is not as easy. For me, part of mindfulness is in unplugging from out-dated, hard-wired reactions and … [Read more...]
The Art of a Conscious Meltdown
One of the things I have used to great relief over the past 20 years is what I call a "conscious meltdown." It is a way of moving anxiety and "upset" types of emotions that leads to an increase in consciousness as a side (or perhaps main) benefit. When we experience large waves of anger, … [Read more...]