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    Moments of Happiness

    The Holidays (capital “H”) be upon us! I don’t know you, but I tend to get really stressed during this time. This year, I am turning down the stress dial… by a lot. Instead of “Happy Holidays”, I think of it as “Happy Moments”. One of the beautiful side-effects of mindfulness practice is that we begin to have these spontaneous moments of “waking up”. You are going about your business and all of a sudden you step back from “normal”, look around you, and take in the scene. It’s in these moments when we usually find happiness. That tiny sweet feeling of “things are rather wonderful”. I’ll call them “Tiny…

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    Our Default is Peace

    It takes less energy to be “happy”. To be at peace. To be whole. We are hard wired for peace, you see. If you get quiet enough, you find peace. Our default is “happiness”, our default is “peace”, our default is “wholeness”. Of course, we get thrown out of alignment because we live in a culture that is bananas, so we all end up half bananas at best. And yes, a good part of our tendency towards going bananas is due to the fact that we are human. We lose it. We cling on to things, we want to have our way. That’s part of the human experience: we will…

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    Your Awesome Thing

    Your Awesome Thing is the Thing you want to do in this world Sometimes it will look like a “specific thing”. A very clear goal. A dream. You can see the image in your mind’s eye, you can describe every detail of it. It’s a house, a car, a website, a city, a job. Sometimes it will feel like a craving… A vague sense of wanting “more” in your life. Not a specific “Thing” but a spiritual quality. I use “Awesome” as a default, because who doesn’t want that. But it could be, for example, Confidence. you just wish you could feel more confident, act more confident, or surround yourself…

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    Rockstars & Resources

    When you start walking the “mindfulness path”, also known as “I need to get my sh!t together, STAT!”, you need help. You need to work with your “stuff” from every angle you can think of. You need to marinate yourself in new ideas. In short, you need Rockstars and you need Resources.People who know. Techniques that work. And after years of scouting the internet, I know a good number of both. Here they are. Sounds True Sounds True is the go-to website for spiritual audio content. You can get some awesome freebies if you sign up, and I strongly recommend doing that. They have a show every week featuring experts…

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    Happy Birthday, Widdershins!

    Today is Widdershins’ first birthday. My baby is one year old!!! And like so many proud Mums, I am going to bore you with photos of my baby’s birthday party. This is the (cup)cake. I wanted to go for white frosting with a raspberry on top, but Widdershins was insistent: this was the (cup)cake that best reflected its personality. See, I had promised “W” that I would get a cupcake. I had to endure the look of a waitress at a very posh cafe when I asked if they sold cupcakes… She probably thought I had lost all my marbles. We had wild berry tea, from a teabag somebody gifted…