Inevitably we all hit a hill in our lives. It can be a slow, slight incline or a fast, steep, breathtaking ascent. Oftentimes we fear the hills, unsure if we can make it to the top.
If you’ve been following my blogs then you already know this has been a very difficult year for me and my family. I went through a divorce, lived with friends for a few months, finally moved into my new place and transitioned my daughter into a new daycare. It’s been intense, to say the least,
How much courage do I have to really touch the present? I was listening to a Pema Chodron talk and one of her participants shared how anxiety producing it was for her to attempt to meditate. She literally couldn’t tolerate the stillness. How much courage do you have to really touch the stillness? I can
I am about half-committed to mindfulness. I live in full enjoyment of my kids, my wife and nature. I love adventures, big and small, like exploring our local river for the 100th time, getting all dirty and throwing the kids and the dog in the bath immediately upon returning home. When it comes to joy, I can sink in.
“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. ” -Sylvia Boorstein Several years ago, I started to explore the concept of mindfulness and meditation. In
The first part of this post is written by me (Holly) and the second is written by CTWM’s founder Michelle. Holly: Since December 14, 2012 (the Newtown tragedy), my local community (and other communities far and wide) have been trying to find a way to change the world we live in. Aside from the laws,
I think about body image a lot. Like a lot, a lot. I can’t really recall a time that it wasn’t on my mind. I was thin as a kid and then when I hit middle school I put on a lot of weight. From that point on I’ve been thin (not that I believed
About a month ago I posted a blog called Dealing with Anxiety – For Good. In that post I talked about my recent discovery of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation and how it’s been helping me to reduce my anxiety and be more at peace. I continue to feel that way today – I feel more at