Tag Archives: Mindfulness

The extraordinary power of kindness…for opening the “shutters” on our hearts

~ ~ ~ Perhaps, some days we might feel more “open-hearted”… our hearts feeling warm, loving, loved, connected and full. ~ Other days, we might feel a bit like there are “shutters” over our hearts… maybe a bit closed, cut … Continue reading

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“Pausing…noticing…appreciating…being grateful…” Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Part of Nurturing Thursday, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s blog for her Nurturing Thursday post and to … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes” …. An Irish Blessing: May the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face….

~ An Irish blessing…. ~ ~ ~ ~ An Irish blessing….a long ago gift from my aunt, a blessing that hangs above the bed, nestled warmly into a scarf, resting upon a textured tapestry of comfort…extending the wishes and blessings … Continue reading

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But….but….but….what about the way it’s “supposed to be” ???? …learning to accept and let go

~ ~ A few years ago,  I realized that if I wrote, produced, directed  and “starred” in a movie  about some of the ways I was living my life, it might be titled….. ~ “The Way It Is Supposed To … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes” … light and inspirations for motivation, strength and steadiness… as we’re “retrofitting” our personal foundations

~ ~ ~ ~ I’ve REALLY  been needing to “retrofit” my own “personal life-foundation” throughout the past few months! I’ve been feeling a bit like I’ve been living in the midst of a “life quake”…and my “personal foundation” has felt … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes”…to develop my abilities to “Stop, Step back, Reflect, Transform…”

~ ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ Noticing negative thoughts, feelings or reactions…. and then…. stopping…stepping back… evaluating….reflecting…using good reasoning…transforming ~   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   … Continue reading

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Little drops of water, little grains of sand…little deeds of kindness, little words of love…

~ ~ ~ My mother used to recite this little poem to us, when we were little… a special sentiment… encouraging and nurturing kindness, generosity and love, reminding us to nurture ourselves and each other as we all travel through … Continue reading

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