12 February

Invoking Joy – Week 7 Mindfulness Experiment

    Invoking joy – My mindfulness focus this week is inspired by my Corgi, Luna and my grandson, Leo. This is Luna sitting by the tunnel which allowed her to run under the pumpkins to a formerly blocked part of the yard. See that smile on her face?  It was delightful watching her run… (Read More)

5 February

Wonderment – Mindfulness Experiment Week 6

      The focus word for this week is wonderment – a state of awe, joy, and wonder.  It is funny in a way that we need to be mindful of wonder.  We are traveling on a large rock through infinite space, kept alive by an intricate balance of oxygen, nitrogen, and other chemicals,… (Read More)

29 January

Emptiness – Week 5 of the Mindfulness Experiment

      “We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.”(1) Emptiness, spaciousness, openness – the focus of this week’s mindfulness practice. A room is filled with space, but we focus on the objects.  A doorway is simply space but we focus on the wood that… (Read More)

22 January

Breathing Peace – Week 4 Mindfulness Experiment

I participated in the Denver Women’s March yesterday, along with over 100,000 other people.  It was a beautiful event focusing on justice, human rights, dignity, and respect.  It reminded me that there are many of us on the planet who believe in those values, even if some in high places do not. But the tricky… (Read More)

15 January

The Space Between Our Steps – Mindfulness Experiment Week 3

      “There is a journey between our steps that we always miss.”  This idea was provided to me by Grand Master Samuel Copeland(1)  and it led to my week three focus words. What is the space between our steps? Last week’s mindfulness focus was to be aware of each time my feet touched… (Read More)

8 January

Walk as if Kissing the Earth – Mindfulness Experiment Week 2

      “Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” (1) I’ve chosen this idea from   Thich Nhat Hanh  as the intentional focus for the week.  It is a body centered practice and can be a movement meditation. Focusing deliberately on the feet’s connection to the earth can take us out… (Read More)

31 December

A New Year’s Mindfulness Experiment – Exploring One Concept a Week

My intention for the new year is to take one concept each week – just ONE – and dive into it in a focused and mindful way and see what happens.  My hope is that I’ll be able to reach a deeper understanding and integrate it into my life in a more practiced way.  I… (Read More)

20 December

My Four Point Plan for Dispelling the Darkness – thoughts on the longest night of the year

Winter solstice always carries the symbolism of light overtaking the darkness.  That image seems particularly comforting right now as we have entered a truly dark period in which people full of hate and mean intentions have captured the castle.  After weeks of mucking around in the darkness, I am ready to embrace the light.  I’ve… (Read More)

28 August

The Wild August Garden

It’s late August and my garden is a chaotic, wild, and beautiful “mess”. The pumpkin vines have twined up the apple tree with pumpkins resting on branches or in mid-air.  The runner beans are preferring the support of tomatoes to the trellis, so beans appear to be growing out of the tomato plants.  The cosmos,… (Read More)

2 April

Practicing Deep Magic

Having grown up reading Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other fantasy books I’ve been  immersed in the concept of deep magic.  Most everyone knows the stories…the ring to rule them all was forged by deep magic, the stone table on which Aslan was sacrificed was built with deep magic. The magic that created these things always… (Read More)

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