Most of us have come to a point in life where our greatest necessity is peace of mind. The half waking and half dreaming state is a potential area for human power.  The practice of yoga nidra or deep relaxation is a tool to unlock the doorway to find peace within and build resilience against stress. We all have this potential, but in our modern world we have lost the point of balance and harmony. It has been said that the greatest threat to our faith and inner peace is distraction.  We live in a world where we are driven to distraction with technology that gives us an unending stream of information that is not only exhausting, but stressful, creating a domino effect on our body that turns on our fight or flight response. This comes in

Whenever I hear the word hope spoken, I think of the word faith.  One who has hope has the power to believe. The definition of hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Hope is a positive way of thinking. The opposite is hopeless. Choose to have hope and it will make all the difference. Hoping for something to happen is similar to saying a prayer or setting an intention. We hope for the best and prepare for the worst. 

I try to stay hopeful every day of my life

“Look at all the young people and isn’t it a beautiful thing.” That was Bette Anne Howard’s comment to me as we witnessed the stunning Kelly Magee getting married to Patrick Vesey in SFDS by Father Jim Cunningham.

The church was packed and full of vibrant, young people. These are the best years of their lives. I hope they know it, but if they are anything like me, they will not know how good they have it until later on in life.  They have stamina, strength, health and beauty. Life is just

Our heart is at the center of our being human. In the heart is where our deepest thoughts, intuitions, emotions and decisions find their source. We often fail to know our hidden centers and so we live and die without knowing who we really are. Have you ever looked into the mirror and asked yourself, “Who am I?”  You are not the body, you are not your mind, you are not your title such as wife, husband, mother, father, sister, brother, friend, etc.  You are so much more.

Recently, I took the

Whether you worry or not, the situation is still the same. Whether you worry about the traffic you are in, the effect of a storm on the horizon, a medical test result, a son or daughter traveling, a person in dire need, the situation is the same. When in the state of worry, you are no good to yourself or to anyone else. You are no good to yourself because the worry is manifesting negativity inside of you and your cells, your entire being is in a state of uneasiness. You are no good to anyone

Recognize and note the signs of overload. Feeling tired. Not knowing where you are for a second. Feeling drained. Feeling down. Overload is different from stress, yet needs attention just as much because it could be the underlying cause of stress, which we all know by now is detrimental to a good, happy life.

First thing to do is to note the cause or causes of overload.  Often it’s a buildup:  needs of work, family, friends, pets, organizations you belong to, etc. etc. Fill it in. Note it all

I was inspired today when I asked someone how she was feeling and she responded by saying, “I love the life I live!”  This, coupled with a friend’s reminder to be in the flow and not resist, got me thinking. 

How many of us can shout from the top of a mountain: I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE!  The ability to go with the flow, not resist and adjust to change can create inner harmony and cause this wonderful sentiment to well up from deep within. There is pain and suffering in life, no doubt about that

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