Balancing Act – Easing Between Doing and Being

When I was swimming at the YMCA recently, I was approached by a teenaged lifeguard who knows I write books. She asked me for an inspirational quote to write on the blackboard for the people exercising there. This old proverb came to mind: “By standing still we overtake those who are running.” Dismayed, the teenContinue reading “Balancing Act – Easing Between Doing and Being”

Journaling – Words from the Heart

  The attic of the mind is full of clutter, bits and pieces of to-do lists, fragments of conversations gone wrong, fears of the future and regrets from the past, cherished memories and hopeful dreams. What do you do with all this stuff? Do you store it up and let it accumulate dust like Grandma’sContinue reading “Journaling – Words from the Heart”

Mindful Breathing – body awareness

The term diaphragmatic breathing refers to a type of breathing in which the focus is engaging the diaphragm as fully as possible and expanding the rib cage and muscles of the abdomen. This enables the diaphragm to fully descend and rescind during the breathing cycle. This can be seen as an expansion (ballooning) of theContinue reading “Mindful Breathing – body awareness”