This is an excerp from the eulogy I wrote for my grandfather who died a few years ago. It is his birthday on May 8th. He taught us so much about love. This is a long post which I tried to edit, but it was too difficult to delete much–he meant so much to me. This post is dedicated to him. Continue Reading →
May 5th is Buddhism’s holiest day this year. Buddha Vesak Day celebrates the birth, the enlightenment, and the passing of Buddha on the full moon.
Let’s take a deep breath with all of that Continue Reading →
Tratak is an ancient meditation that can help you decrease stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration. It brings clarity of mind, stopping random, hurtful thought processes.
We are all walking around with so much stress and anxiety. There are tons of thoughts running through our mind, pressure to be a certain way, get a certain amount of things done, and measure up to what is cool. It is so hard for us to settle ourselves down enough to enjoy life, let alone be able to sleep, laugh, or play. Meditation seems daunting. That doesn’t work for me, many of us think without really trying. Continue Reading →
I won the Sunshine Award!
My dear Nikky nominated me to receive the sunshine award! I am grateful since it gave me something to write about today! You can read the nice things she says about Heal Now on her blog Nikky’s Strength’s and Weaknesses.
Her blog is real and open hearted and even though she writes of pain, the energy is full of promise and purpose. And packed chock full with love. Thanks for my nomination!
Well, do you mind your mind?
What I mean is, how are you making meaning around your life and the events in it?
As a social worker, I have always been greatly concerned how the context of our lives affect our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Over the years I have become increasingly aware of the inner context that plays off our life contexts (how we make meaning of what happens to us) and how very much more important that is. Continue Reading →
Happy Earth Day 2012!
Dear Mother Earth,
Thank you for your colors, the “Disney” green of the moss, the deep blue of the sky, the stark white of the clouds. The red and purple in the setting sun.
Thank you for your plants. They sustain us with food, give us medicine to heal our bodies, wood for our shelter, raw material for clothing. They provide our oxygen. They are our greatest teachers and make constant sacrifices for us, always willingly, purposefully. Continue Reading →
Many people ask me how to forgive. I tell them that forgiveness is a choice. You don’t have to know how to do anything, you just decide that you are going to do it. You let go of judgments and then it just happens on its own with no more effort on your part. Continue Reading →
Reposting this old article for my new readers! The movie was on my mind as I referred to Harry Potter in my Anxiety Schmanxiety Blog yesterday.
“‘Tell me one last thing,’ said Harry. ‘Is this real? Or has this been happening in my head?’
Dumbledore beamed at him and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry’s ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure.
‘Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?’” Continue Reading →