Q is for Quartz and other useful crystals…

Where is the quartz?

In order to calm my ever-anxious, always twittering mind, and more importantly to get rid of the tightness in my chest that comes along with it, I try to meditate as often as I can.  I usually do this for a few minutes after the end of a yoga session (or at the beginning of… Continue reading Q is for Quartz and other useful crystals…

The Sound of Silence

Peaceful Sunday mornings remind me that one of the things I most like to hear is…absolutely nothing at all. The quiet is incredibly restorative, especially when I hear nothing but chatter all day long during the week. If all you hear is noise during the week (and even if that’s what you prefer), try to… Continue reading The Sound of Silence

If at first you don’t succeed…

As I’ve written here before, I tend to have anxiety.  Several things will help me deal with it, among them, exercise, quiet, and pharmaceuticals. The best remedy for me, the one that doesn’t just deal with the symptoms is meditation. And since my mini-me also seems to tend towards the anxious, I want to do… Continue reading If at first you don’t succeed…

Put it in your brain Mom!

“What was that?” I asked Maya. “I said put it in your brain Mom, right here,” she said, vigorously pointing to her little forehead with her pumpkin-colored fingernail. “Right here, like this.” And then she took her whole hand and smacked her head as if she was experiencing salvation.  Pretty deep for a 4-year old.… Continue reading Put it in your brain Mom!

C’mon – that’s not how today was supposed to go…

Today was the last day of my Spring Break.  I’ve been very much looking forward to this portion of my previously scheduled vacation as it involved 8 whole hours to myself.  I had big plans – to do absolutely NOTHING.  In my house. In the quiet.  And if any of you have been paying attention,… Continue reading C’mon – that’s not how today was supposed to go…