Posts in category "Chasing peace"

God says to hurry up

God says to hurry up
I missed church on Sunday, but my sister described the end of the sermon to me at our Golden Globes party and I decided to give a listen on line to the last few minutes. It was, indeed, a very interesting concept — Pastor was telling a story about demons auditioning in front of the devil,... Read more »

My 2015 New Year's Evolutions

My 2015 New Year's Evolutions
Happy New Year, everyone! I know you’ve probably heard that a million times already, but this is my first post in 2015, so welcome and I hope the holidays treated you well! Last week I mentioned that I’m getting rid of Meal-Plan Monday, and there’s still time if you’d like to write in and let... Read more »

2015 word of the year

2015 word of the year
On Monday I wrote about the fact that FUN is one thing I’d like to have more of in 2015. Something else? TIME. Ali Shanti has boldly stated in the past that none of us should be focused on having more money; it’s the having of more TIME that makes all the other things we... Read more »
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Mindfulness during the holidays

Mindfulness during the holidays
Mindfulness has been in the news lately — it’s been covered on ABC, Huffington Post, the Washington Post and more — and the holiday season is the perfect time to start a mindfulness practice if you don’t already have one. So what is mindfulness, and why do you need a mindfulness “practice” in your life?... Read more »

Christmas, guilt, and New Year's resolutions

Christmas, guilt, and New Year's resolutions
It’s the week of Christmas, and I was doing okay — hadn’t really blown the budget, hadn’t really gone completely overboard with the kids’ gifts — until today. Did you know that one trip to Target can ruin everything? I filled my cart with about 5 more presents for the kids, because of that nagging... Read more »

A Kintsugi Christmas

A Kintsugi Christmas
It seems to me that this year, December has flown by faster than it ever has before. I cannot tell you how many times this week I’ve looked at the calendar, trying pointlessly to wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is next week. Honestly, I can feel a little bit of panic rising... Read more »
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Don't stop giving thanks after Thanksgiving

Don't stop giving thanks after Thanksgiving
I was reading a book by Rebecca Rosen on my Kindle last week, wherein she briefly describes how gratitude got her through a tough day: “I turned the TV off and spent several teary minutes in prayer, thanking God, my angels and guides, my deceased loved ones, my living loved ones, my clients, my friends... Read more »

The first Thanksgiving without my dad

The first Thanksgiving without my dad
I always feel a sort of wistfulness around the holidays — a cracked-open, hollow feeling that some might call the blues. It comes and goes; I certainly enjoy the twinkly lights, the holiday music and all of the traditions, but for many, many years it’s been underscored by the feeling that something or someone is... Read more »

It's always Day 1 of something — what's yours?

It's always Day 1 of something — what's yours?
It’s clear where the focus is this week — Thursday, turkey, gratitude for all of life’s blessings — but we all have things like work and school and sports practices to “get through” first, lest we forget. I have the week off from my day job, which is certainly one thing I’m grateful for, and... Read more »
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Downsizing before the holidays

Downsizing before the holidays
The guy at my local Goodwill center MUST think I live in a house of hoarders. Either that or I am a professional home organizer/de-cluttering expert, and I donate all of my clients’ stuff for them — because I’m not exaggerating, I go by between one and three times per week with my cast-offs: Baby... Read more »