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October 1, 2018

I was recently at my parent’s house, the house I was born in.  It began to rain, and my father who is now 82 years old asked me if I’d like to stand in the rain with him.  I have never been offered this kind of invitation by him and I happily agreed. We went out front,...

July 6, 2018

You never know the impact you have on others. How your words, actions, or silence ripples out into the world.  This became apparent as I was reading my daughter’s letter from camp where she sarcastically shared: “I guess you have had an impact on me after all!"  Haha!...

May 18, 2018

On Thursdays, I teach mindfulness to kids at a local teen shelter.  Two boys have been there for awhile. One was wearing a hoodie pulled so tight you could barely see his face.   I think he wanted to be invisible. Who could blame him? I know these kids are in pain, doi...

May 9, 2017

Driving is a great time to practice JustBEing with others in silence.  Noticing when the urge to fill the space arises, and not jumping towards making it go away strengthens your ability to JustBE.  Learning to be o.k. with our own spaciousness, which silence brings up...

April 21, 2017

She came up to me after a meditation/mindfulness group she participated in of teens who were part of the Women of Tomorrow.  She said, “can I ask you something"?  Do you do this other places here in Miami?  I replied, “tell me, what’s going on"?  She said, “I have real...

April 17, 2017

7 years ago when I began this path of offering mindfulness to kids in schools, one exchange with a second grade little girl has stayed in the foreground of my mind.  She raised her hand during an emotional intelligence assessment I gave the class that showed what chang...

April 3, 2017

Texts, emails, facebook, facebook messenger, linkendin, twitter, blogs, instagram and more.  Ahhhhhhh, just writing that tenses my neck!  There’s so much to keep up with it seems and slowing down can feel like an impossibility when there’s a strong pull to do do do.  C...

April 3, 2017

New Beginnings come with many thoughts, sensations, feelings, memories, hopes, fears, expectations, aspirations, and dreams.  Each breath is a new beginning.  Each inhale we been anew.  At the end of each exhale we begin again.  Every moment is an opportunity for a new...

March 14, 2017

I joke with my daughter that communicating with her when her phone is in her hand, is like talking to someone in Europe where there’d be a long pause and delay (back in the day anyways this would happen).  It’s common to ask a question to my beloved teen while on her p...

February 15, 2017

A still lake is so pleasing to the eye.  There’s a calm, effortless feeling of a still lake.  When is the last time you were completely still yet not sleeping?  Nowadays stillness takes a conscious effort to find, create, and rest in.  Stillness can be like a dear frie...

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