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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey for a Ride

My monkey mind has been unruly of late. It’s been delivering excuses to refrain from sitting quietly faster than McDonald’s serves up burgers. And the excuses are about as palatable. I could list those excuses, rationalize away my lack of mindfulness. But what’s the point? It’s just noise. Distraction. I have two friends, sisters, whoContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey for a Ride”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Plugging in the Monkey

So, I know the whole idea of meditation is to unplug. To turn off the phone and put away the computer. I get it. I’m just not very good at it. Instead of fighting technology, I’ve learned to use it to help tame my monkey mind, especially on those days when it is acting particularlyContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Plugging in the Monkey”

Taming the Monkey Mind: My Monkey’s Alive

Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel a little more alive than usual? Everything just seems a little bit clearer. The breath a little lighter? The focus just a little clearer? I’ve had one of those days today. It’s just a normal Saturday for me – writing, laundry, meditation, gymContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: My Monkey’s Alive”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Misbehavin’ Monkey

My monkey has been misbehaving recently. It snuck up on me; I didn’t even realize it until he threw a tantrum last night. About unfolded clothes and unwashed dishes. Yeah, silly, I know. Talk to the monkey. Once my monkey mind was talked down from his ledge, exercised, and soothed with incense and a goodContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Misbehavin’ Monkey”

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