Being Present in 1 Easy Step……

I had the privilege of leading a seminar for the local Junior League membership.  This is an organization which contributes to the local community in many ways such as raising money for community service projects, food and clothing drives and setting up seminars to help women return or enter the corporate work force, and so…

Non Attachment – How to Let Things Go (Boom)

Attachment, or rather non-attachment has been a theme lately, so I thought I would take the hint and make it today’s topic. Whenever I talk to someone about letting go of their attachments to outcomes, to things, etc., the first idea that comes into people’s minds is that to exercise this non-attachment, they must be…

Managing Allergies with Meditation

For as long as I can remember I have had allergies; both spring and fall allergies.  They were debilitating.  Ragweed, pollen, leaves, grass, trees, mold and I have long suspected an allergy to chores (although that was never proven). I initially took the traditional route in dealing with my allergies.  I started with over the…

Mentors – How to Find One

In traditional meditation practices, new students had mentors.  The role of the mentor is to support, encourage and guide the newer students as they begin their meditation journey. In the same way that you would not expect to learn to play the jazz trombone without a musician to provide feedback and guidance, you’ll benefit greatly…

Finding the Gift in Everyone We Meet

Mentors arrive in all shapes and sizes if you’re paying attention to find them.There are the obvious candidates, of course: religious leaders, teachers, even friends.  There are even famous spiritual/meditation teachers with institutes where you can become certified in this or that.  Some mentors choose to pass on their teachings in smaller forums or in…