I can be like a boat passing by and flowing onward or get mired in it trying to make it what it is not, and whirl around and around wandering in an endless thought process of, “If only.” I then get stuck on the rinse and repeat cycle, living reactively all the time, falling blindly into the holes of my history, until I give up altogether and get stuck on the riverbank of hopeless despair. OR, I can see. Recognize. Steer clear. Float over. Dance through. On, into the vast river of life. Mistaking the whirlpool for the river, I am doomed. And yet the only way out is to realize that the whirlpool and the river are made of the same substance, dancing. I am whole.Read More Whirlpools and Windmills: I Choose the Present
‘Dark Prana represents all of our habits and thoughts we have developed throughout our lifetime and it is always running in the background. They surface from time to time, often when we least expect them. We can be overcome by these thoughts and actions if we do not allow our Higher Self a chance to […]Read More Smiling Away the Dark Prana
Mindfulness. Be mindful. Thoughtful. Thorough. These words mean the world to me, my brain cells are on fire. Crispy snapping sounds sizzle in my ears. All because my mind never shuts down. I am always on alert for other people’s feelings, ever present as a catch-all for other people’s problems. I am a mother. I […]Read More Life in the Fast Lane: Anxiety and Me
Nurturing your inner peace will directly increase not only your success but your happiness. Let me guess… your home and job take up a lot of time. You are busy. So when we add to this other ventures such as second careers, kids, maintaining your health and fitness, you may be not only busy but stressed as well. […]Read More Did You Know the Secret to Great Skin is Reducing Your Stress?
If you were to make a list of what drives you crazy, would it beg the flourished unfolding of a regal scroll with a clearing of your throat (Ah-hem!) and the recitation of the innumerable people, behaviors and situations that drive you absolutely, utterly, stark raving mad? Whatever drives you crazy drives you crazy, fair […]Read More What Drives You Crazy?
We have so much freedom today. I’m out for a walk in Coconut Grove, Florida today, and I am free as a bird because I have my phone and my GPS. Are you old enough to remember the days when you actually needed to pay attention to where you were walking? Otherwise you ran the risk of becoming […]Read More VIDEO: GPS for Inner Peace?
Ever noticed that your emotions and mental state are similar to the weather? I’m from New England, where the weather has an extreme range. My emotional and mental state follow these crazy extremes. One day I’m bright and shiny. One day I’m muggy and sticky. One day I’m cloudy. One day I’m a raging storm. […]Read More VIDEO: Emotions and Weather- Reveal Some Blue Sky
Susan Miner, Counselor teaches how to meditate. A common mythabout meditation is that we need to stop our thoughts. It may trip you up by making you think you are ‘doing it wrong’ and lead you to give up. Just yesterday a counseling client asked me, “Shouldn’t my mind be clear of thoughts when I meditate? […]Read More How to Meditate: Dispel Myth and Start Meditating Today