Mindful and Meditative Mondays #19 – I is for Include and Invite #atozchallenge

The little girl standing on the side of the playground. The little boy, a little more awkward than the rest. The mom who isn’t part of your regular group of mama friends. The kid who seems to get chosen last for everything. The one you wouldn’t think to. Include and invite them. Doing so forges… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #19 – I is for Include and Invite #atozchallenge

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #18 – Coping Skills

There have been several instances in the last few weeks where various people in my life have given up on a set goal or dream or even worse, decided not to even entertain trying to see what might happen to dream at all because of past experiences or because they can’t handle the thought of… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #18 – Coping Skills

Mindful and Meditative Mondays # 17 – Time to Reflect

I know for most people today is not the beginning of the new year…but for the Jewish people, my people, it is… and gives us a bonus second chance to take a look at what’s been going on, what needs to be changed and to make plans for a better future. As I’ve said many… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays # 17 – Time to Reflect

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #16 – Maybe I need a different kind of shovel…

I’ve thought a lot lately about why I’ve not quite yet achieved certain things I would like to achieve, and I realized it comes down to this. I’m anxious and scared. Scared shitless (pardon my French) when it comes to certain things. Many of those things involve me and my finances – if I do… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #16 – Maybe I need a different kind of shovel…

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #15 – Choose your attitude

We took the little monkey to a birthday party yesterday.  She was still a little jet-lagged and thus probably not operating at her best.  However, she started exhibiting a particular trait that I am trying quite hard to teach her is not very becoming or useful. At every turn if something didn’t go her way,… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #15 – Choose your attitude

Invest In You – Mindful and Meditative Mondays #14

Invest In You

Most parents will tell you, once you have children, you forget yourself in many ways far too often. Most of this forgetfulness comes from the result of your time being dedicated to someone small needing assistance. The other two percent of the forgetfulness comes from being so exhausted from dedicating that time that you just fall asleep.… Continue reading Invest In You – Mindful and Meditative Mondays #14