Posts in category "Chasing peace"

You are not the villain — you are the superhero

You are not the villain — you are the superhero
It is Avengers: Age of Ultron MADNESS out there right now, and with a two-year-old and just-turned five-year-old in the house, Robert Downey Junior appears out of nowhere every time I blink. We watched bits and pieces of both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers (the first one) twice this weekend, and the characters are plastered all... Read more »

Connect to God by reconnecting to yourself

Connect to God by reconnecting to yourself
Several months ago, I noticed that I was feeling very disconnected spiritually. At the time I didn’t have the perspective to see what was going on, but now, looking back I can recall how I was kicking myself for getting involved in a big project I had subsequently lost interest in; I couldn’t get into... Read more »

If you want to stay present, just talk to yourself

If you want to stay present, just talk to yourself
I’m a parent, so I know I do this myself (or did when my kids were younger), but I have to admit: Sometimes I find it really annoying when other parents are, for example, at the park narrating every single thing their child is doing, like each tiny step is an Olympic feat. Oh, are... Read more »
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Eating when you're already full — a lesson in mindfulness

Eating when you're already full — a lesson in mindfulness
Last week I wrote another post about mindfulness (and you will see a lot more of these in the future!) and how it ties into everything we do — including how and what we eat — and I think because I’ve had mindfulness on the brain, it occurred to me one day (probably after eating... Read more »

Don't forget to be mindful

Don't forget to be mindful
I saw this “Don’t forget to be mindful” print at a friend’s house a couple weeks ago, and its tongue-in-cheek reminder immediately struck me as so timely and relevant. I have talked about mindfulness on the blog before, and after my meditation this morning I realized why mindfulness is so important to me — because... Read more »

What life cycle are you repeating?

What life cycle are you repeating?
We live life in cycles, don’t you think? I am…thirty-something, and I feel like I have recently come to realize that there is no “getting over” this or finally “conquering” that. It’s always a cycle, and you can be at any one point in that cycle at any given time — including at the top... Read more »
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Essential oils for emotional healing

Essential oils for emotional healing
One of the reasons why I’m so interested in the use of essential oils is because of their potential to assist in emotional healing — not just physical. No one even says “I’m so stressed out” anymore because it’s just assumed Everyone is just as Freaking Stressed Out as everyone else. During the past two... Read more »

My God is a Big God

My God is a Big God
A few weeks ago, I was reading an article in O magazine about an epic housewarming gift: Oprah sent Nate Berkus to redo everything at Iyanla Vanzant’s “Villa Nova,” from the cabinets to the floors and everything in between. I love both Nate and Iyanla fiercely, for different reasons, perhaps, but united by my love... Read more »

What do you do when you need to be comforted?

What do you do when you need to be comforted?
It can be really, really hard to know how to take care of yourself properly. We think we know — what do you conjure up when you hear that phrase, “take care of yourself”? Depending on the context, probably something like eat your vegetables and…I don’t know, warm, steaming bowls of chicken noodle soup. But... Read more »
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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 »