Autumn – my favorite time of year! There is a perfect balance of cool nights with warm days.
The skies are a brilliant blue, colors are more vibrant, and shadows are sharp.
It’s as if Mother Nature is producing one last, stupendous hurrah before the darker months descend upon us.
I revel in the sheer delight of this season.
As I look out my window, I appreciate this time of change, these golden autumnal days, and I give thanks
for the fruits of the summer. As the final agricultural harvests occur, I also am reminded that this is
truly a time when we reap what we have sown, both as fact and as metaphor.
So, what has my “harvest” produced? I have become a better photographer as a result of my
New Year’s Intention .
I have grown my coaching business from a glimmer of an idea into emerging force of change.
I have a regular yoga and meditation practice, and as a result, more serenity in my life.
I have used courage to change the things I can and have learned loving detachment along the way.
I have learned to be in the moment and to b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
What has your harvest produced?
Here’s to enjoying the fruits of our labor.
Serenity: Who Doesn’t Want More?
absence of mental
Ahhhh, who wouldn’t want this state of being? If that’s true, why don’t we have more of this in our lives?
Come on, you know you really want this, so what’s stopping you?
Any of these match your excuses for the lack of serenity in your own life?
Serenity is attainable!
One of the keys to serenity is mindfulness. I’m not talking about a “full mind” but rather an increased
Try this out: look around you, right now, wherever you are as you’re reading this.
Just look. Don’t label. What colors, textures, angles, and varieties of light do you see? Absorb the quality
Now, close your eyes. And listen. Again, don’t label; just hear.
Eyes still closed, what scents are in the air? Pretend this is the first time you have ever encountered these scents, these senstions.
Repeat all of these actions for a few more minutes.
What differences do you notice in your body after having performed these simple actions?
Welcome to the world of relaxed awareness – mindfulness.
Every day our experiences provide opportunities to move us. Too often we let familiarity with our
What would happen if, as you walk to your car, …
As you do so, your mind will become quieter. Brief spaces will appear between your thoughts. The more you
Each moment in our life offers us a chance to simply focus, without constantly naming or commenting on what we’re experiencing.
Women: take control!