How mindfulness helps with stress

What is Your “Default” in Times of Stress?

This week, I made a promise to myself to take steps to get out of my lizard brain by using mindfulness. And there are lots of ways to get there!

Is this Really Your Life? Social Media Makes Me Feel Like a Saggy, Old Disaster

Is this really your life? This is how I feel about all of the gorgeous, carefully tousled, perfectly lit photos I come across on social media. On some level, I … Continue reading Is this Really Your Life? Social Media Makes Me Feel Like a Saggy, Old Disaster

The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter Sunday on Monday Morning

My new guest blog post on @Jesus_Calling. The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter Sunday on Monday Morning https://www.jesuscalling.com/blog/mundane-monumental-clinging-easter-sunday-monday-morning/

The Abbey of Gethsemani

The Prosperity Gospel at 2:30am

I awakened last night at 2:30 am sick, literally sick, over one I love- one who has wandered too close to the edge of the darkness, and now as I … Continue reading The Prosperity Gospel at 2:30am

The Remedy of Remembrance- Pondering the Decalogue During Lent

Years ago, I had a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, and for reasons I can’t fathom or remember now, I named her Whitney. Such an absurd name for a dog. I remember … Continue reading The Remedy of Remembrance- Pondering the Decalogue During Lent

Stillness

The kids have left for school and I am sitting at my kitchen table, littered with junk mail and the crumbs from breakfast. The finish on the huge farm table … Continue reading Stillness

From Wastelands to Abundance

I love Psalm 130. The first verse just jumps right in. The Pslamist doesn’t waste time figuring out the “correct” way to approach his Creator. There is no flowery, formal … Continue reading From Wastelands to Abundance

Did You Know?

Did you know… That no matter what anyone says- Slander.  Gossip.  Condemnation.  No matter what anyone does- Rejection.  Betrayal.  Abuse.  That no matter how others see you- Worthy or unworthy. … Continue reading Did You Know?

What If…

What if… You looked into the darkest places.  The moments seared by grief.  The long, weary nights, drenched in tears.  What if… You paused in front of the gaping moments … Continue reading What If…

Pride>Character

This morning, I was in a difficult set during my swim. I started out strong, but as the laps piled up I began to get tired. Soon, my arms were … Continue reading Pride>Character

Satisfy Us in the Morning

This morning as I sit on the front porch with Alastor the Rescue Mutt, he is serene and watchful and I am deeply weary.    I have been running too … Continue reading Satisfy Us in the Morning

Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

If I could hop into the Tardis with The Doctor and go back twenty years to give myself one piece of parenting advice, it would be this: Delight in your … Continue reading Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995