Everything is Practice

When we begin to practice mindfulness, we soon discover that our whole life, our way of being in the world, is made up of many, many moments in which we can choose to be present. In this short video I offer an invitation to choose your own "mindfulness bell" to bring you to present-moment awareness throughout the day.

No Feeling is Final

Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, "Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, just keep going. No feeling is final." It can be a great comfort to sense how emotions are always on the move, passing through like waves. We can be in touch with our emotional state AND know that it will change. This helps us to hold ourselves with more lightness and curiosity. Join me for this meditation, an opportunity to practice tuning in to the feeling tones of this moment.

What will you bring to 2019?

What will you bring to 2019?

The future is a story that hasn't yet been written. We write it in each new moment. Yes, some things happen to us, and the choice that we have is in how we respond. And a lot of what happens is based on our own intentions and choices. Intentions matter. They're the difference between rolling along any old way and moving forward with purpose in the direction that you'd like to go.

Your Core Attributes in 2018

Your Core Attributes in 2018

For this week's reflection tool, we pull together the tools from the last two weeks, along with the needs inventory, to look at some of the key moments of this year. What will you discover here? Heck if I know! But I'm very certain that if you put your mind and heart to it, you will learn something new about yourself that will guide how you approach the next moment.

What are your Core Attributes?

What are your Core Attributes?

In this exercise, you identify your key attributes, explore how these attributes come into play when you're at your best, and consider how you can bring them to play now and in the future. Perhaps this seems simple. After all, I know who I am. I know my strengths...or do I? As it turned out, this was a very impactful exercise for me. Laying out my core attributes on paper and getting clear about them felt very concrete, like I know what I'm dealing with. Here are some ways that this was helpful for me.

What Did 2018 Bring?

What Did 2018 Bring?

When we take time to reflect, we make meaning out of the experiences of our life. We learn from ourselves, and we take a moment to mark, to acknowledge what has happened and who we are becoming. We marinate, we celebrate. Reflection is a type of alchemy that turns everyday life into learning, growth, and transformation. We say, "Ah-ha! Now I see!"