“The Pause Button”: My New Normal

With all of the anxiety, fear and suffering surrounding these uncertain times of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), recently I was swept up in the chaos at the local grocery store.  As a health and wellness nurse and educator who is married to an Emergency Medicine...

Awareness of Satisfaction – A Way to Healing

  Recently, I was craving chicken salad. I haven’t had it in many years, and I was visiting a diner that I remember made it deliciously from scratch. As I was eating my mouth wasn’t loving the taste, my mind was saying, “This isn’t what I remember”, yet I kept...

The Shimmering Quality of All Things: Beginner’s Mind

“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”  -Anaïs Nin Awareness shines a light on all that can be felt and known. So often our own thoughts cloud the direct experience of what is truly present in our own lives. Recently, while teaching a mindful...

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