Archive | December, 2015

Detachment and Responsibility: Free Gifts for All of Us

For me, the word detachment has the same cold feeling as the word rejection. But my practice has taught me that detachment is actually a loving, warm, and generous act. Detachment is not turning our back on someone and saying ” I don’t care about you.” It’s not rolling our eyes as we say “I more »

How to Stop Fear from Stopping You ( It’s not you, it’s your brain!)

Do you feel stuck in an area (or two) of your life? Rest assured.  You are NOT alone.  Most people don’t follow through on their intentions to change.  (According to Forbes, only 8% of us follow through on our New Years Resolutions.) Most of us have given up altogether, resigned to doing our best without more »


“Imagine all the people, living life in peace.” Thank you God, for John Lennon. He died 35 yeas ago today, and I appreciate his life and his contribution more than words can say. #bringonthepeace

Hot Pretzels, Fireball Shots, and Big Faith ( Food Accountability Groups)

Two years ago, I was invited to join 3 other women in a texting group for food and exercise. It seemed overwhelming to me, but I was really struggling with my eating habits and I thought I would give it a try. This is the first text I received: “A big bite of sausage, a more »

Stop gossiping (love you, and your neighbor)

“I don’t know if I am becoming enlightened, but I am very happy anyway. I am getting better and better at loving-kindness!” – Venerable Bhante Sujatha, Buddhist monk For me, love your neighbor as yourself is not a commandment; it is just the truth. I believe that we love our neighbor (or anything or anyone) more »

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