Category Archives: Creativity & Play

Mindfulness practice and mindfulness coaching includes playfulness, silliness, creativity and FUN!

Living in the Mystery

How often I forget that I actually know nothing as it relates to ultimate Truth.  Reflecting on being human just brings me to a place of mystery.  Even when I think I “know” my life purpose, it’s just a thought in my mind.  The closest I can come to real knowing is “heart knowing”, which […]

En-Joy the Holiday! (or ANY day)

For many, the holiday season is stressful – time, money, family demands, travel, end of year deadlines – the list goes on. Sometimes experiencing sanity seems like a more reasonable goal than experiencing joy! Then, to compound the matter, we often become overly concerned for the joy of family members, friends, co-workers. Though well intentioned, […]

Mindful lessons learned

“I didn’t make any mistakes, I just know a thousand ways not to make a light bulb.” —- Thomas Edison Looking for the life lessons in our challenging circumstances isn’t always easy, for sure. However when we do, we capture the gems of our lives that may have gone unnoticed. Sometimes, just facing the challenge […]

Poem in your Pocket Day – Gift of Mindfulness

Thursday, April 29 is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Here’s the one I’ll be carrying: ‘Tis a gift to be simple, ‘Tis a gift to be free, ‘Tis a gift to come down Where we ought to be And when we find ourselves In the place that’s right ‘Twill be in the valley Of love […]

Open Thread – Mindful Creativity for Stressful Times

This coming Wednesday, we’ll be talking about Creativity and Play in the face of life’s challenges, large and small. Here are some quotes to get you thinking about the topic……      “You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.”  ~Richard Bach “The […]

Today My Guru is a Gopher

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live the life of another species…a dolphin… a butterfly…a tree? Today, my imagination goes underground into the daily life of the gopher.  I am just amazed at the persistence of gophers.   No matter how many times her tunnels are destroyed, the little gopher just keeps on digging.  […]

What do you like to play?

I keep thinking about building forts as a kid.  I loved pulling out all the blankets and turning the living room into a fortress or a cave or a tea-house!  So today, I ignored my grown-up mind, took the blankets off the bed and off the back of the couch, built myself a fort and […]