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Spending a Few Moments with Myself

This morning I practiced mindfulness. Mindfulness is defined as, “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” (Google) Mindfulness, for me, is a state of being content with and accepting of myself. First, I rolled out the yoga mat and … Continue reading

The Best Part of My Day

Walking with Rumpy these past few days has been fun. The air is crisp and cool, and the Rumpster is filled with energy and excitement. Our walks are interesting. I am the one in charge. But I give Rumpy plenty of freedom. I set boundaries, such as no walking up in people’s yards and no … Continue reading

I’ve Got a Friend in Me

When I was in my 20s and still hoping there was a God out there, I read a magazine called Guideposts. Most of it was that mushy stuff that is supposed to be inspiring, but sounded like a bunch of wishful thinking to me. But I did read one story in that magazine that I’ve carried … Continue reading

The Soothing Sound of a Purring Cat

This morning I woke to find June Buggie lying on my chest purring loudly. Immediately a feeling of peace washed over me. How is that? Purring happens when cats contract both their laryngeal and diaphragmatic muscles. That’s how they can purr while inhaling and exhaling. Purring happens at low frequencies of between 25 and 150 hertz. This … Continue reading

Happy Whatever it is You’re Celebrating Today!

Chag Sameach to my Jewish friends, and Happy Easter to my Christian ones! No celebrating in this household. The state of Florida does not recognize either as a state holiday, so I’ll be at work. Not that I’d be celebrating anyway. No egg hunting here. No sunrise services. No Seder. No money spent on the … Continue reading

It’s All in a Day’s Walk

Walks with Rumpy are wondrous things. Walking out the front door leads to canine greetings from our neighbor dogs. Sometimes Rumpy sniffs the yard before heading toward the gate. Once we’re on our way, there are amazing things to experience. Some things only Rumpy could love, such as the smell of another dog’s pee on a utility … Continue reading

On Hearing the Dalai Lama Speak in Birmingham

So why would an agnostic such as myself get up at 3 AM on a Sunday morning and drive over 3 hours to listen to a Buddhist teacher and other religious teachers in a theater with poor acoustics and a bad sound system? I dunno, but I did it. And it was an amazing experience. … Continue reading

An Easter Wish For All

Oh Dog! Happy Easter everybody!   The National Confectioner’s Association says that over 7 billion pounds of candy will be bought and consumed in the US this Easter. According to robbwolf.com, Easter is second only to Halloween in the amount of sugary treats consumed. There’s lots of chocolate out there, folks, so make sure your dog … Continue reading

Dona Nobis Pacem- Today I Am a Peace Blogger

Today is the Blog4Peace blogblast. I decided to share a lesson in peace that has meant much to me. I am a practitioner of A Course in Miracles. My favorite lesson is Lesson 34: I could see peace instead of this. This lesson asks me to consider each thought that causes me stress, anxiety, or … Continue reading

I Hereby Resolve…..

Happy New Year!!!!  I am so excited about what 2013 will bring to each of us! In the spirit of the day, we have written out some resolutions for the new year. woo woo woo! Jen here. I resolve to create for myself and for others an environment that is positive, peaceful, and loving. May … Continue reading

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