Meditation Basics

Meditation Basics: How to Start A Meditation Practice

In August, I posted an article on how to calm the “monkey mind” during meditation. The article explored the chatter that often happens while entering into a meditative state.  It offered tips on how to alleviate the mind’s chatter. After posting the article, several readers reached out to me stating they didn’t understand how to start a meditation, forget worrying about the …

Mindfulness Mondays: Staying in the Present

Mindfulness Mondays happens every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Four Directions Wellness.  At noon, people from the community join at the office for an hour of complimentary meditation and inner reflection.  All are welcome! This is Boring! As you were reading that first paragraph, you might have found that you were thinking – “this is boring.”  Or …

Celebrating What Unites US

Celebrating What Unites US

Just two days ago, we came together as a country to celebrate what unites us.  People joined together for picnics, baseball games, apple pie and fireworks at dark to celebrate our nation’s birthday.  Many of us had our American flags flying, a poignant reminder of what brings us together and of what also originally brought our Founding Fathers together when …

Mind-Body Connection

Mind-Body Connection He walked into my office and immediately I could tell.  He was holding his whole week’s worth of issues and challenges all over his body.  He was running late for our session.  Work was crazy, the traffic was horrendous and his youngest child did not want him to leave the house where he had been working.  Yet, I am fairly certain …

Groundhog Day: Are You Repeating the Same Patterns?

Groundhog Day: Are You Repeating the Same Patterns? Remember the 1960’s Sonny and Cher song “I Got You, Babe?” In the wonderful movie “Groundhog Day,” that song is the one that Bill Murray’s character, Phil, wakes up to every morning. The first time it happens, he continues on with his day, not sensing any oddities with how his day will …

The Yes/No Equation

“There’s a lot of talk, and a lot to be said, for the power of YES. Yes supports risk-taking, courage and an openhearted approach to life whose grace cannot be minimized. But NO – a metal grate that slams shut the window between one’s self and the influence of others – is rarely celebrated. It’s a hidden power because it …

Speaking Truth, Listening Attentively

Speaking Truth, Listening Attentively Each day our bodies are sending us messages, wanting us to listen and hopefully act. The tricky part is paying attention to those inner messages. How do you know when your body is talking to you? Messages can come in a variety of ways. They may come in the form of pain or tension. It might …