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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: 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”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey Back to School

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but it’s been a bit since my last monkey mind post. This is my confession – I have been neglecting the monkey. Not so much that he has completely wasted away, but I have not paid sufficient attention to my synaptic simian as of late. And he’s starting toContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey Back to School”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Embracing the Monkey

Last Saturday, we took advantage of the annual Brew at the Zoo (a kid-free zoo!) and enjoyed an outing to the local menagerie.  I found myself drawn to the gorillas, who were quietly surveying their domain as they perched atop the hillside.  They seemed unimpressed and undisturbed by the commotion around them.  Their monkey mindsContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Embracing the Monkey”

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