Monthly Archives: April 2011

Let it out

Today is a gray, rainy, dreary day – but I’m in a really good mood.  I had a very centering meditation this morning, ate a yummy and healthy breakfast (peanut butter and banana on whole wheat pita, string cheese stick, … Continue reading

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Whoa – cool space!

Today is the first day in many weeks that I’ve felt like I’ve had both time and space to relax, to slow down, to be… to just breathe. I ate breakfast slowly.  I ambled to the grocery store.  I took … Continue reading

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Tsunamis in second grade

Every morning at the elementary school, the principal shares announcements over the loudspeaker.  The topics include the daily lunch menu, student birthdays, student mediators for the day, any good behavior awards that were submitted the day before, and any school-wide … Continue reading

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Another gratitude list

Today was a gratitude kind of day.  It was a more mild gratitude day than I’ve experienced in the past (today was a lower-level, just-need-an-attitude-tweak kind of a day), but it was a gratitude day nonetheless.  So, here’s my list … Continue reading

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Dip It Good

I like really hot beverages. I have this awesome stainless steel, double-walled, keeps-my-tea-hot-for-literally-hours travel mug that I use every single day.  It’s terrific. I’ve had the mug for at least five years now (if not six or seven even – … Continue reading

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Not over ‘till it’s over

Last week the city went through the park near my house, and cut down several trees.  (Apparently there is some sort of beetle that is infesting a certain type of tree, and once the bugs begin attacking the tree the … Continue reading

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Oops…

Today was my final day sitting a weekend-long meditation retreat; and it was kind of a rough experience.  This morning I awoke feeling sad, discouraged, frustrated, just overall ‘down’.  :(  But I made my way to the meditation hall, and … Continue reading

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Unexpected yoga, unexpected gratitude

Today was my second day of a weekend meditation retreat.  My fellow participants and I were emailed a full schedule of each day’s planned events in advance of the retreat, so that we could know how frequent and how long … Continue reading

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Ancient meets modern

Today was the first day of my meditation retreat; and it got off to a pretty rough start.  Day 1 was a rocky one; yet amid the internal turmoil and the external noise, I did have one cool smile experience: … Continue reading

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Brief public service announcement

Hi everyone, I’m leaving very early tomorrow morning (i.e., 6 am) for a 3-day meditation retreat. I won’t have access to any technology, so I won’t be posting until late Sunday at the earliest (and probably more like Monday).  I … Continue reading

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