Army of Women Wednesday – Sending out the Call for Recruits

The video is compelling.  It’s Army of Women Wednesday and time to do a little recruiting for One Million Strong.  Did you know that the AOW is open to members of all ages (18 years and older) and all ethnicities?  That means each of us has the opportunity to participate in important research to discover the cause [...]

Reliving the Fear of Cancer as Hurricane Irene Approaches

Reliving the Fear of Cancer as Hurricane Irene Approaches

Talk about an uninvited knock at the door! Last week, while I was trying to practice the “Gracious Declining” meditation practice of visualizing a rambling thought as an “uninvited salesperson, knocking on your door,” we had an earthquake, hurricane and a few small tornadoes here on the East Coast. I have to admit that the [...]

Army of Women Wednesday – Young Breast Cancer Survivors Needed!

Calling all young breast cancer survivors!  It’s Army of Women Wednesday and time to tell you about a study which needs 5,000 of you very special survivors. I’ve met so many impressive young survivors during my cancer journey – both personally and via social media. Your activism and passion are truly inspirational. I hope you [...]

Meditation Monday – Taking My Meditation Practice on the Road

Meditation Monday – Taking My Meditation Practice on the Road

If you ever want to put your meditation practice to the test, take it on the road for a family vacation.  Make sure you plan an eight to nine hour car ride through heavy traffic areas.  Oh, and make sure at least two teenagers are in the backseat squabbling over boundary lines every few minutes.  Then, when you [...]

Army of Women Wednesday: Warrior Healing after Treatment

Love these videos!  It’s Army of Women Wednesday and time to direct your attention to another study in need of participants.  This study is a bit different because its focus is on healing after treatment, rather than on prevention.  I was drawn to it because I know how much my yoga practice meant to my [...]

Meditation Monday – Why Resist Quiet Moments?

Meditation Monday – Why Resist Quiet Moments?

It’s been an interesting ride through the weekly sessions of 8 Minute Meditation - Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life, by Victor Davich.   (Amazon associates link)  I thought adopting the eight minute a day, eight week program wouldn’t be that difficult, given the small time commitment.  Why have I resisted doing it to the degree that [...]

Have You Stopped for Tea Meditation Today?

Have You Stopped for Tea Meditation Today?

My meditation practice has been getting a little more “practiced.” I’ve been using the fallow field visualization and it’s really helping me understand my need to stop and sit quietly. The more I do it, the more I realize how important a few minutes to myself are. I’m glad I’m making the effort. Now, I’m [...]