Category Archives: Zen

Kittens Adjusting.

Okay, okay, I admit it: I’m a cat person. Having kittens in the house brings me real, actual, laugh out loud joy. I spent the first day they got home snuggling with them and taking pictures of them and playing … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Coping with The Ending.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** October, to me, represents The Ending of so much that’s good: the warmth of summer weather, all the light and … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: There’s Joy in Decorating.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** It took four of us to get the table into the house and upstairs into the office, and it was … Continue reading

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The Practice of Softening.

To all of you who commented about your associations with the word soft: THANK YOU. A lot of them resonated with me, and so whenever I feel negative about the word soft, I’m using those as affirmations. It’s funny how … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Word Associations.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** At Kripalu, in the midst of a really challenging pose, our yoga instructor asked us: Where can you soften here? … Continue reading

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Fumbling In the Dark.

Last Thursday (was it actually a week ago?), I left my family and my watch at home, turned off my cell phone, and brought my journals and a bunch of comfy yoga and running clothes to the Kripalu Center for … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Overwhelmed.

Okay, so my last two posts have made my life seem pretty one-sided. It’s true, there’s a lot of stress and juggling and Life Tetris, and Monday morning was a very low point for me in terms of the juggle. … Continue reading

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Meet My New Friend.

We made it to North Carolina, thank goodness. And this was waiting for us. This is Jaxxon, the newest member of my sister’s menagerie of animals, and quite possibly the most friendly cat ever. According to my mother, he just … Continue reading

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10% Happier.

I’m listening to an audiobook of a memoir right now written by Dan Harris, which basically describes how he discovered meditation and became a student of Buddhism. (I love memoirs. They’re my favorite right now!) I love him. He’s critical … Continue reading

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The Key.

I took a half day meditation seminar yesterday that, I’m certain, changed my life. I know, I know. I’ve said this before. But this time I mean it. The specific kind of mediation we did was metta, or loving-kindness meditation, … Continue reading

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