Six Ways to Get Centered, When Chaos Surrounds You

When spinning out of control, instinct guides you to grab onto whatever you can use to control the situation.  Why doesn’t this work? Well, controlling medical emergencies, workplace distress, current events, family drama, weather disasters, traffic jams, and the behavior of friends and colleagues just isn’t possible. There is so little you can actually control. …

Labyrinths of Love

“Be careful – watch for the others walking the labyrinth!” cautioned the mom of two preschoolers scampering across the labyrinth paths. It was a very large classic 7 circuit labyrinth  and the boys had been careful thus far. Truly I was enjoying their energy as they collected and arranged the fallen flowers found on the …

Room for Reflection

Time to reflect is often missing from a fast pace lifestyle.  Yet without reflection, self-awareness and conscious decision making slip by the wayside. Reflection is an opportunity to stop and think.  With practice your reflective process can be a profound opportunity to hear your wise inner voice.  With reflection, you can increase your awareness of …

Get with the beat: drumming for well-being

Drumming is cultural, spiritual, playful, and healing.  What an extraordinary statement from a child of the 1970’s.  For me, the word “drumming’ used to evoke memories of rock and roll drum solos; the outcome of which was usually ringing ears and angry parents.   Now I recognize drumming as a modality used in complementary and alternative …

Contemplative Practices, FAQs

We have such a wealth of words in the English language, and yet the perfect term often eludes us. Such was the case for me. I’ve been searching for a label that accurately describes my passion for the many ways of finding inner peace. This group of ‘exercises’ are more than relaxing, perhaps spiritual but not related to a particular religion, certainly holistic, and including many practices, not just meditation.