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 #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

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #11

Give your body what it needs

I had a very productive day yesterday – I woke up naturally, not to any alarm, around 7:30. The Man was still sleeping so I used the quiet time to do some social media, read some blogs, and fart around the internet.  We Skyped with his parents and ate breakfast and were nearly done with our… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #11