Well Being Right Now

Pithy little posts to inspire people to sit down right now!

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 16 ~ Let go of an old identity

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 16 ~ Let go of an old identity

This is not about a beauty make-over, But rather an inside make-over that might be long overdue.  It might be time to let  go of labels that you don’t want anymore, and maybe never even asked for.  How do you identify yourself? You might say “I’m the mother of two……

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 14 ~ Let go of planning

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 14 ~ Let go of planning

A health crisis, a job loss, a rejection letter….rejected love.  We can tantrum, “it’s not fair”… “I don’t want to relocate!”….. “I can’t accept that it’s over!”…… The ideas of equanimity and acceptance are central to mindfulness meditation, and can help us welcome life’s detours. “Consider that not getting what you…

40 Days of Letting:  Day 11~ Let go of self-loathing

40 Days of Letting: Day 11~ Let go of self-loathing

One of the benefits of your mindfulness practice is that you will build an awareness of the negative self-talk that proliferates your mind.  At first, this may not seem like a benefit.  Who wants to hear that voice more clearly?   That voice that’s telling you you’re and idiot, a…

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 10 ~ Let go of time stress

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 10 ~ Let go of time stress

It’s interesting to note that before the coming of white settlers, some Native American tribes had no word for time – at least not time as we understand it today. The concepts of time and time stress are central to our ability to be in the present moment.  Of course…

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 8 ~ Let go of fear

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 8 ~ Let go of fear

Like so many of our letting go suggestions, letting go of fear is not a quick-fix, or a one-shot deal, but it’s worth loosening the grip of anxiety even a little by shining light on it from time to time.  If you really think about it, all “letting go” practices involve…

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 7 ~  Let go of resentment

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 7 ~ Let go of resentment

I’ve heard it said that resentment is like giving yourself poison, expecting to kill your enemy.  I like this analogy, as it really does sum up the effect of resentment on your mind, your nervous system and even your loved ones who may be in the line of fire of…

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 4 ~ Be silly, not serious

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 4 ~ Be silly, not serious

Uninhibited, care-free, silly ….. When was the last time you let yourself feel one of these sensations?  Think toddler’s dancing, teenagers skateboarding, young adults running in the rain, a karaoke performance at a wedding reception that has you laughing so hard you start crying…. In honor of Labor Day Weekend, a…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 3 ~ Let go of shame

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 3 ~ Let go of shame

What do you feel when you hear the word shame?  How about guilt?  Shame is usually a toxic emotion that keeps us frozen in time.  Guilt on the other hand, can be instructive, and can spur us on to be our best selves.  Your mindfulness practice can help you develop your best, loving,…

40 Days of Letting go: day 2 ~ Want what you have

40 Days of Letting go: day 2 ~ Want what you have

Want what you have?!  What a thing to ask you to do at the start of the school year!  How will you function without the latest iPhone, backpack, fall fashions, new car to cart the family around? I once read a quote from the founder of a legendary department store…