Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment is All We Have

Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment is All We Have

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Yesterday, a member of my husband's networking group suffered a massive heart attack. John was at the group's morning meeting and had just given a [...]

Are You Able to Say a Hearty “Yes” to Yourself?

Are You Able to Say a Hearty “Yes” to Yourself?

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty "yes" to your adventure. Joseph Campbell Yes, exactly! Why is this "THE" big question? Only because pondering it leads to immeasurable opportunities to turn your life into "your adventure." This question hit me like a brick the other day while [...]

Stopping to Recognize Live Out Loud Joy As You’re Living It

Stopping to Recognize Live Out Loud Joy As You’re Living It

While our children were in grammar school, I waited with them for the bus every morning on a corner directly in front of our house. That corner was not their original bus stop. As the school year approached for our brand new kindergarten student, a post card arrived in the mail assigning her to a [...]

Want Relaxing Holidays? Less Martha, More Mindfulness

Want Relaxing Holidays? Less Martha, More Mindfulness

This time of year is a mixed bag for many of us. We look forward to family togetherness, joy, love and celebration. But, too often, expectations outstrip reality and stress is the result. If you're like me, that doesn't mean you don't chase the fantasy. Earlier in my career, I did my best to create [...]

Are You Saving Your Good Stuff for the Regular Season?

"We're saving our good stuff for the regular season." Mark Sanchez, Jets quarterback, as quoted in the September 3rd issue of Sports Illustrated after "his team's only points came on field goals in a 17-12 loss to the Panthers on Sunday, the third straight preseason game in which New York (0-3) failed to score a touchdown."  A [...]

Why Mindfulness is Vital to Sexual Health

Why Mindfulness is Vital to Sexual Health

I'm finally going to talk about sexual health. I've been avoiding the subject for over a year, so it's about time. How can you talk about survivorship without talking about sex? More pointedly, how can you talk about celebrating an inspired survivorship without talking about sex? You can't, so here goes. "What does mindfulness have to [...]