Conscious Parenting in the 21st Century

Last night, I attended a Mindful Parenting Seminar that is held monthly at my local favorite meditation center – the Insight Meditation Center.  It was led and wonderfully so by Bob Stahl who is a father to two sons, a mindfulness coach and author.   We started off the evening with a 30 minute meditation sitting; [...]

The Seasons of Life

I participated in a wonderful Mindfulness Meditation Class this evening led by a dear friend of mine Alicia McLucas who is incredibly gifted in guiding others in really noticing what is going on in our minds, lives and hearts. I went seeking some clarity on this sense of unrest I have been feeling as of [...]

Who Am I? One question, many answers and then more questions…

I have been asking the question Who Am I? for many years but more so in the past few years since turning 50. I have come to the conclusion for me that how I might identify myself falls into three different categories for the most part. The first being the more obvious labels society and [...]

The passing of time

My daughter just turned eight in late July and today we toured the new school will be starting on Monday.  This new school is for academically gifted children and Andy and I are so proud of all the hard work it took for her to test into and be accepted into this school. I was [...]

Knowing when to let go

I am having to learn some hard lessons about giving my daughter some breathing room and let her learn some things on her own. A little background – Ariel has a mild neurological condition called Sensory Processing Disorder.  In layman’s terms for her it means that signals from her brain to her body can get [...]

Impermanance

I find myself very moved emotionally by a sermon this morning at my spiritual home – Palo Alto Unity Church.  We had a guest speaker Dr. Fred Luskin who is both a psychologist and the founder of the Forgiveness Project at Stanford University. Fred spoke first of the subject frequently spoken of in the Buddhist [...]

Menopause anyone?

I watched an Oprah show I had saved in my DVR about aging, pre-menopause and menopause yesterday that I had taped a while ago. I cried for about 20 minutes after I watched the show – seeing how much my hormonal imbalances had been affecting my well being and keeping me in this “numb”, not [...]