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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Asphalt

“Mommy, what’s asshole?” Or at least that’s what my mom’s friend thought she heard her three-year-old ask. Believing that age-appropropriate honesty is the best policy, she replied with a brief description of the literal meaning followed by  the fact that it’s used in a derogatory way. “You shouldn’t call people that,” she finished up, feelingContinue reading “Asphalt”

Pardon Me, Ego. I Need to Get Through.

Ego: the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. (from dictionary.com) Ever since we first begin to see ourselves as separate, sentient beings in childhood, our egos define how we interpret the world around us. Continue reading “Pardon Me, Ego. I Need to Get Through.”

A Beginner’s Mind

In order to learn, we have to first be willing to learn. Be open and willing to new knowledge. A known lesson is food for the ego at the expense of the soul. Open your mind and approach each lesson with curiosity rather than assumptions. In this MindBodyGreen post, I share my experiences as aContinue reading “A Beginner’s Mind”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey to the Gym

I only began consciously meditating within the last couple of years.  I have actually been practicing mindfulness much longer than that, however please keep that a secret from my monkey mind. I have used weight training as a tool for bringing my focus to the moment since I was a teenager. I lift heavy, moreContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey to the Gym”

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