I am a hoarder of peace… I squander it… I try to save it up. When I know a busy week is ahead of me, I attempt to get a peaceful weekend. I thought that was what God meant when he advised me to “be still”. So, I was trying… really trying… to steal moments of stillness. As if stillness and peace were a bank account, I’d make deposits and then I would try to withdrawal from that bank as my busy week progressed....more
Hear that? No? That’s because it’s silence. Stillness. Does it make you feel a little squirmy? Does it make you itch a little in your skin or find an excuse to escape it by reaching innocently for your smart phone, your iPad, or your t.v. remote? Unfortunately you’re not alone, which is kind of the problem. The chatter, noise, incessant circadian-like hum and drone of technological connectivity has moved from providing the background music of our lives to becoming the entire score. And that would be o.k....more
I follow several blogs and many of them have written books. (sigh...I'm so behind. ;) ) The one I'm reading now is called 'Grace for the Good Girl' by Emily Freeman. And, yes...it's kicking my tail....more
Lately, I have really been trying to be mindful, and have a mind-body connection because I feel disconnected inside. Logically I know stress can kill, but I put so much of myself into others, most days I often run on empty....more
This is the 2nd part is a series about Healing Heartache.Ever met anyone who succeeded in convincing him/herself heartache was no big deal? Ever believed him/her? Ever believe yourself? It is a big deal, beyond a big deal. And it doesn't go away. And it doesn't just take care of itself. And time doesn't heal it. Heartache, if left unhealed, can be like a slow emotional suicide. And I for one am very done 'dying.'...more
It is not an exaggeration for me to say that without yoga I would never have completed a novel.
It is also not an exaggeration for me to say that without yoga I would never have begun a novel -- much less stuck with the process, had the patience, displayed the perseverance necessary to reaching the stage I am now at.
I have been doing various types of yoga for about 12 years now.