The Power of Applying Ahimsa to Daily Life

The fundamental nature of happiness and our relationship between our inner world and the external world most often intertwine. Without realizing it, our happiness is often governed by the external world. For example, if someone frowns at us, honks a horn at us, calls us crazy, disagrees with with some of our viewpoints or thinks … Read moreThe Power of Applying Ahimsa to Daily Life

The Story Behind Cornucopia- Care Packages for Cancer Patients.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a graduate of Hawthorn University, Michelle, who had stumbled across my blog. She said she liked what I was doing with my blog. She explained that she just started a company in May, 2017 and wondered if I would help her by writing an article about her … Read moreThe Story Behind Cornucopia- Care Packages for Cancer Patients.

The Land As it Lays

It’s the start of July and here’s the lay of the land. Scarily, it’s over half way through the year and I’ve had so many amazing, life changing experiences. It feels like a lot of my 20s I was getting by and then I went though a severe illness and it changed me from the … Read moreThe Land As it Lays

Summit

Did you know climbing some of the biggest mountains can leave climbers with symptoms that are very similar to heart failure? Death zones are places at the top of a mountain where low oxygen and poor weather conditions make even breathing a pain-filled struggle. A documentary on K2 detailed the descent of a group of … Read moreSummit

Sneaking Food

I am 13. The house is dark and still, except for the hypnotic hum of the freezer. I am Secret Food Ninja oozing through the family room towards said kitchen appliance. Pause, listen, both parents are snoring just a few yards away in the master bedroom. Can I free the chips from their icy prison? … Read moreSneaking Food

10 Healthy Ways to Love Yourself This Season

10 Healthy Ways to Love Yourself This Season Today is the first day of Spring and if you’re like me, the thought of warmer weather, blooming trees and flowers, and Summer nearing warms your heart and offers an extra “spring” (get it?) in your step. While most of the dreary, dimmer days may be behind … Read more10 Healthy Ways to Love Yourself This Season

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

Mantra meditation, which predates Buddhism, probably by hundreds of years, can be practiced by anyone and at any time. The power of mantra meditation is it focuses our mind so that it is no longer cluttered with distracting thoughts. This allows us to relax, center ourselves and create a deeper sense of awareness. The origins of … Read moreMantra Meditation

12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

Can you imagine living with a feeling of apprehension or fear that could descend on you at any moment without notice? The sense of danger or panic can be momentary or lingering. This sense of powerlessness can even create physical symptoms in the body. What about walking out of the door and all of a … Read more12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know