The Mindfulness Dilemma and a Way Out

I’m puzzled with all the fanfare about “mindfulness” for both adults and kids.  Maybe it is my decades of meditative practices that has me saying “huh?”when the world is going crazy for mindfulness.  If you are being YOU, you are naturally mindful.  You don’t need to try.  If, when you are gulping down your [...]

This Election and the Brick in My Brain

I've discovered a fiercely protective warrior within me.  It wants to protect country, world, people, animals, Mother Earth.  All the sickness going on right now in our country... I can't even articulate it. My brain does not know how to convey the understandings of how WRONG this takeover feels in my knowing heart. It turns [...]

Post-Election Thoughts from a Lifetime Meditator

This has been a helpful understanding of late: Positive energy is inclusive, coherent, integrative Negative energy is exclusive, incoherent, divisive From an innate part of myself (which has been confirmed by experience), I know that all points of view are valid, like different facets of a diamond shining from different angles.  The question is whether [...]

Mary Oliver’s Shiva

For Joci and Karim, with love...which is the same as healing. Shiva Shiva, pretend you are with me as the doe in her summer red coat tiptoes       down                through the pines                           and [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker magazine (April 4, 2016). The article is Soul Survival:  The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin. The article was [...]

Head Full of Amazement

Slowing down and knowing what is really important is the most important thing I am learning.  Along the road on this journey I am constantly dumping stuff along the road, things like-- "I should be doing work instead of enjoying myself." and "People are going to think I am having an on-going senior moment."  Crash, [...]

You’ve got a Friend in Meditation

Jenny is an Radiant Child Yoga 200 hour certified teacher.  She homeschool her four children, naturally  and seamlessly blending yoga and meditation practices and principles right into their daily lives.  Here's one wonderful example in her words: Running is like a moving meditation.  And when the running gets too much to bear, the meditative mind [...]

Age of Inclusivity

Think of your mind as a triangle.  There's the two lower corners that represent the polarity of negative and positive perspective. There is a sense of exclusivity in this perspective--it is either one thing or another, and never the two shall meet! Then there is the top point of the triangle that is the higher [...]

Perceiving the Beauty in Autism

After taking the Radiant Child Yoga for ADHD and Autism course, I found all that I was taught in the course became real to me as I started tuning into these children. I saw how special these kids are-- and how to recognize it and call it forward suddenly hit my heart. One boy in [...]