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

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

M is for Minimalism…and Mediterranean

In the last two years I’ve purged a lot of things from my life, and replaced them with…nothing. In many ways, I lead a more spare existence than I used to and for me, that works better. There is less of a lot of things that did not jive with me and more of what does.… Continue reading M is for Minimalism…and Mediterranean

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #9

It’s been a stressful few weeks here, which for me culminated in that crazy combo of eclipse, Equinox and new moon energy at the end of last week.  Did anyone else’s head feel like it was just going to pop?  I am a sensitive Pisces and probably felt it more than most, but I think… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #9

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #7

I work with a lot of students who have had rough childhoods and currently suffer from various forms of anxiety and depression, on top of the regular teenage angst.  Many of them have had such negative experiences in the past, that even now, when they have a plethora of resources at their disposal, they don’t… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #7

Parenting with Anxiety – Allowing Myself to Become Untethered

When I was in elementary school, I used to play tether ball with the other kids during recess. They would stand on one side of the pole and hit the ball to me, in hopes that I’d miss it, allowing the tether to wind tightly around the pole, immobilizing the ball and giving them the… Continue reading Parenting with Anxiety – Allowing Myself to Become Untethered