In music, harmony is defined as “chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.” Discord, then, is when combinations of tones produce irritating, dissonant effects.
The same is true of life.
Harmony in life has a great deal to do … Read more
Did you know that rest can be active? Understand that although rest and sleep are not the same, they are part of the same spectrum, with rest being more active and sleep being more passive. Consciously, mindfully resting allows the … Read more
Popular culture often stresses that we must remain positive and triumph over such “negative” emotions as sadness. Our universe is made of opposites – without one extreme we do not experience the opposite. We experience sadness as the opposite of … Read more
It has been proven that creativity is an important part of establishing and maintaining well-being, and mindfulness is a part of the process. When people are actively creative every day, in even a very small way, they report feeling more … Read more
When you are forced by circumstances to step outside of that well-known comfort zone, you usually feel ill-at-ease, or, logically, uncomfortable. All experiences which trigger painful emotions are teachers, even when you are unable or unwilling to recognize that.
Difficult … Read more
“Curiosity killed the cat” is an unfortunate and inaccurate adage. Curiosity is instead the impetus for acquiring knowledge. The child without healthy inquisitiveness would never learn to walk or talk!
Being inquisitive is its own motivation; when you are curious … Read more
Humans are creatures of thought, emotion and physicality. While such practices as mindfulness and meditation enable us to connect with Spirit, our own Soul Wisdom, the “spirit” component is also fed with play. And yet many adults either do not … Read more
When you have been physically active for a period of time, it is easy to understand why you feel tired. Did you know that there are many other potential reasons for feeling fatigue?
When you feel tired without any particularly … Read more
“Trust the process.” “Keep the faith.” These aphorisms have become commonplace, but do they have validity in our lives? How exactly do we “trust the process”?
Trust is, for the most part, developed in early childhood. The infant learns whether … Read more
We all know that nature has a rhythm – a time for planting and for harvesting, a time to hibernate and a time to become active. Consider that your body and soul have seasons as well, natural cycles of life.… Read more