Here and Now

Does this make sense to you?
The reason we do something when it’s easy
is so that when something hard comes along,
what we did when it was easy makes this hard thing easier.

Breathing deeply.
Meditating daily.
Practicing here and now.

I practice each of these things.
I’m not perfect: Daily meditation isn’t always daily.
And I find myself holding my […]

By |January 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grateful For All And Every

Grateful–for All and Every

When I received my friend’s invitation
to savor these last few days of peace
before we head into 4 years of fear,
my first reaction was,

“We get what we expect.”

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to look around and beyond
the fear
so that we could see and receive grace
in our fear?

Since we’re all afraid of […]

By |January 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chanting From The Heart

Chanting From The Heart

Christmas is in a few days.
I want to share this chant with you because
it’s one of my favorites.

My heart is one with yours!

Atma Hrdaye
Hrdayam mayi
Aham amrte
Amrtam brahmani

Here’s the video I made so that you could
chant with me.

I hope you will!!!

One of the more traditional translations is this:

My true nature is the heart. […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Practice Fearlessness!

Practicing Fearlessness!

A few weeks ago, life began unraveling…in my head.
I started feeling afraid and doubtful about things.
My first thought was to hide under a rock
and then I remembered a hand gesture
(not that one!)
to remedy my dread.

The hand gesture I remembered is a mudra.
What’s a mudra?

An intentional placement of the hands and fingers
to evoke or reflect […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do you really want?

What do you really want?

My teacher Gabriel Halpern regularly encouraged us to ask for what we want.
I’m sure he said it multiple times before I finally heard it,
and when I did, my first reaction was,
“What if I don’t know what I really want?”

Do YOU know what you really want?

I really want my kids to have […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today and EveryDay

Today and EveryDay.

I love Thanksgiving.
Gratitude has come to define my life.
And I’m happy to devote an entire day to feeling
and expressing my gratitude for all the blessings in my life
and on my life.

What are YOU grateful for?
I ask myself this question throughout my day,
especially on the challenging days and/or at the
challenging moments of any day.

I […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EveryDay Meditation Tool: Into The Woods

What IS meditation anyway?
And what ARE meditation tools?
And what do I mean by EveryDay?

I’m no longer a purist.
I learned from the Dalai Lama that we can find/make a meditative
moment from anything and everything in our life.

He talks about sitting in airports between planes
and absorbing himself in watching people while he waits.
I’m talking about making space […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

See What You Believe

See What You Believe

I’ve been working really hard to find the words
to describe how I feel about
this current world, today’s election,
all the attendant fear-mongering,
and what I intend to do with it.

I’m so grateful that I’m able to get to the woods
because they truly do inspire me.

As I purposefully deepened and lengthened my breath
walking up the […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments



Several years ago, I brought home a really pretty carpet for our foyer.
I laid it on the floor in front of the church pew that my husband had
collected years before then from a church where he had been a choir boy.
They were knocking down the church.

Our beautiful Golden Retriever barked and barked and barked
and pulled […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EveryDay Prayers® Brilliant Beautiful Blond

Witty and charming.

I see her on book covers
and in interviews
and the light in me dims
to blackness,
to my darkness that plagues me,
has shadowed me since my childhood
of hearing tales of those who have (them)
versus those who have not (us),
tales of needing to be better than or
ending up as less than.
Competition for affection,
for attention,
for love
defined my childhood […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments