Nightly Inspiration = Monday Motivation via Rumi…What is your one thing?

My husband, often referred to as The Man, tends to get thoughtful gifts for me. They are the things I either truly want or need but would not get for myself for some reason. In that vein, one of my Christmas gifts this year was A Year With Rumi – Daily Readings by Coleman Barks. If… Continue reading Nightly Inspiration = Monday Motivation via Rumi…What is your one thing?

Orwellian Meditations and Being in Another’s Shoes – Empathy is Key

I started to write this on Day 10…. it is Day 15.  By the time you read this it will be Day 17. Do you know where your empathy is? More on that later. I worked on the day of the Inauguration. I’ve watched every one that has occurred since I’ve been able to watch… Continue reading Orwellian Meditations and Being in Another’s Shoes – Empathy is Key

Stand Up, Sit-In or March – A Tribute to MLK, Jr.

On this day, we celebrate MLK, Jr., his dreams and ideals. Under normal circumstances and in the past, I’d listen to his famous speeches, talk to the little monkey about history, thank the universe we were making progress. This year…is different. The circumstances are not normal, no matter how some people try to make it… Continue reading Stand Up, Sit-In or March – A Tribute to MLK, Jr.

Release, Review and Redo – How are you?

My Word of the Year for 2017

Good grief…2017 is a week gone already. If it’s as tricky as I feel it will be, I’m hoping it all goes this fast. I also hope the good moments linger in my mind more than anything else. I had intended to write several posts before the end of the year, but did not get… Continue reading Release, Review and Redo – How are you?

Want to improve your week? Focus on the “right”

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #20 Focus on the "Right"

What have you been keeping track of lately? Do I mean don’t look to the left? Or  do I mean only check out Fox News and not CNN or MSNBC? Nope, I’m not talking about either of those things. But here is what I am saying… It’s a whole lot easier to keep track of someone’s… Continue reading Want to improve your week? Focus on the “right”

O is for Open Your Heart #atozchallenge Mindful and Meditative Mondays #20

  Many of us have had upbringings that involved some crappy elements. Some of us have had an entire life experience that is sub par, and oftentimes it leave us…hard. With closed off personalities, anxious minds and hardened hearts. But the thing is this…not everyone you meet will be the cause of further crappiness. Not… Continue reading O is for Open Your Heart #atozchallenge Mindful and Meditative Mondays #20