I woke up this morning feeling anxious and out of sorts, for many known and unknown reasons. I could not even focus to meditate, which is usually my bliss place, so I set my intention for the day to feel childlike wonderment, which was really the opposite of how I was feeling. I felt called to go to the beach before breakfast and became sweetly and expansively enveloped by the sun and waves. Taking time to be still on the beach honored my emotions as I redirected my intentions of how I would … [Read more...]
Making a Difference in Stillness and Silence
You know the ageless question, "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there, does it make any noise?" Well, here's my somewhat, but not really, related question, "If we sit in complete stillness, solitude, and quiet for one minute, then an hour, then a full day, and then an entire week, will we make a difference?" Before I answer these questions from my perspective, please allow me a few sentences to explain why I am asking it. Many of my previous articles reference my wife's and … [Read more...]
Jungle’s Edge Meditation
We went to Costa Rica this past Fall for a self-retreat of writing, surfing, and yoga, sprinkled with long walks, good food, and sacred connections with the people and visitors of Nosara, which is nestled along a river at the merging edges of the jungle and Pacific Ocean. Meditations were also a part of our daily practice, and from one of my long, meditative walks along the beach, emerged this meditation that I use often, sometimes throughout the day, especially when I feel overwhelmed or stuck. … [Read more...]
Letting Go and Creating a Life to Live For
My alarm awakened me at 3:24 a.m.. Weighted with deep weariness, I clung to the covers not believing I could lift myself from this dark exhaustion of my body and mind. Then I remembered we were flying from Maine to Costa Rica in a few short hours. This propelled me into action to ready myself, although my emotions were still heavily clinging to all we are letting go of: close proximity to our children, friends, clients, homes, 8 pets, my physical therapy practice, financial security, most of our … [Read more...]
Power of Intention: Keep That Smile Alive!
The Power of Intention Keep That Smile Alive! Every morning I choose an intention for my day. This acts as a simple, yet powerful reminder to manifest what I want to create, as I interweave my intention throughout my day. Some days when I am in a difficult place I choose an intention that is the opposite of how I am feeling. I acknowledge and honor how I feel, yet instead of staying stuck in a negative place , I cultivate something positive. For example, one day I was feeling deeply sad and … [Read more...]
Hilary Pidden – Opening Pathways
Hilary Pidden attended a women's retreat a couple of years ago, and from there emerged Hilary's connection to some unknown gifts: drawing, writing, facilitating workshops and retreats, and healing. Delving into these gifts has led Hilary, in partnership with Libby Moore, the establishment of 'Opening Pathways,' which provides a safe space and a supportive community to connect with your own gifts, true self, and heart. Hilary's journey meant overcoming fear, trusting in her heart, and starting to … [Read more...]
Ari Bouse – Meditation Writer, Poet, and Teacher!
Ari ends his interview with the words that best summarize his message. In order to find your self, to find answers, to seek guidance, to connect with your higher conscious, he suggests meditation or just sitting in nature, being still in nature, and just letting nature provide the guidance you seek. "Be open to receive messages." Ari is a school Social Worker, published writer, poet, and very wise teacher. He has a deep understanding of the paradox in which we live (fear versus love). Ari … [Read more...]
Christopher Seid – Poet
Chistopher Seid dares to write, talk, and be in his vulnerabilities and challenges every day. He is a man of integrity, peace, understanding, and love. To know Chris is to know unconditional love. In his 20's, Chris found meditation as a way of life, and this is still his daily practice. When he puts aside his computer for work purposes, Chris creates beautiful, soulful, and meaningful poems. He has published two collections of his poems: "In Age of Exploration" and "Prayers to the Other Life: … [Read more...]