Big sky is calming and the rainbow coming out of the cloud looks like a bolt of spiritual lightning. We need calm and a bolt of spiritual lightning about now. I don't know about you, but I have lost any modicum of patience I had with people who say stupid things, deny reality or lack human . . .
One of the best things you can do for your health is meditate. The benefits are well-documented, and so are the mental health benefits of getting some fresh air. That's why combining the two in a walking meditation outdoors can be such a boon to health. It's called a walking meditation but anyone . . .
The outrage and upset all over social media reflect the complete frustration many feel about the current state of the nation and the absolute loony-tunes who is "running" our country. Feeling otherwise powerless, many are calling, writing, emailing, signing, all in the hope of helping minimize the . . .
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Are you too busy to read a post this morning? I thought so. But you have two minutes, right? And you need a little holiday meditation break, right? The beautiful mandala meditation I've linked to below takes only two minutes and is a beautiful way to regenerate for the rest of your holiday . . .
I could sit and watch our bird feeder for hours. Tiny birds line up on the fence to wait their turn, along with their bigger cousins. When there's a vacancy, they fly to the top of the feeder and wait while another balances on the rim to finish his meal of seeds. We keep the feeder full at all . . .
In the old days it was called doodling, those repetitive patterns we'd make as we sat in boring meetings. Today, though, it's got a name: Zentangle. And it has an entire culture that surrounds it, so woe unto those who call it doodling! But really, it is, just a higher form of it. And some of it's . . .
The benefit of breath--of deep breathing--to reduce anxiety is well known. Breathing releases endorphins, those feel good hormones that calm our minds. Blood pressure goes down, calming the body from head to toe. It oygenates entire body, increasing our energy levels. Breathing is cleansing. . . .