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

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

It’s only 24 hours – Mindful and Meditative Mondays #13

Say Hello To Sadness

The day has finally come. My three-week vacation from work, the likes of which I have never taken (not counting maternity leave, which any Mom knows, cannot be labeled as a vacation from work) is ending.  I usually have a slight case of the Mondays coming off a weekend, and an even bigger one coming… Continue reading It’s only 24 hours – Mindful and Meditative Mondays #13

K is for Kindness

I think most parents and teachers worth their salt do quite a bit toward contributing to expanding the kindness exhibited in the world. Parents are tasked to teach the smallest and sometimes most selfish of humans how to treat others as are teachers, albeit in different ways. We continue these roles as our children and… Continue reading K is for Kindness

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #10

I find it interesting how life throws you the fastest curve ball it can muster, but right before the pitcher releases, makes sure you have a good glove to protect your soft bits.  The glove may come in the form of words, a gesture, a feeling…or it might even be in human form. My glove,… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #10