All posts filed under: Live In The Now

From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles
(Or, making good use of my subway commute time to practice my sketching!)

My Favorite Things – Recipes for Mindful Living

It’s actually that simple.  But if you’re like me and sometimes forget to do this most profound of mindfulness exercises, I recommend adding a few inspirational books to your mental “diet” as well. I loved, loved, (REALLY loved!) reading Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment by Ezra Bayda, and plan to reread it often.  I’ve also enjoyed listening to Ezra’s one hour talk on Love, Relationships and Spiritual Practice. The talk is conveniently divided up into four 15 minute segments – which makes it easier to absorb and process.  If you’re curious, take a look below: And these days I’m reading Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pemo Chodron.  Despite working to “wake up” quite a bit over the past year, I’ve discovered that old habits, thought patterns and fears still die hard, so a new perspective in how to tackle old issues is always welcome. Remember… “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” Pema Chodron

How to Make Daily Life into a Staycation

If you suffer from anxiety, you might feel like it’s time to move to a less stressful environment. Here are 5 tips for putting the staycation back into your every day life.