Guided meditation: the journey

I have meditated in the past, on and off, mostly by doing focused breathing. When I began doing yoga along with my fitness routine (and mastering the side plank) I became more focused in my meditations. I began to understand the link between focused breathing and my body in ways I didn’t before.

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The numerical values of time, and what to do with it

I am not a numbers person. I have never been much of a math person. But today, I was inspired by some numbers.

The internet calculates things for us confused folk, hence, it was easy to lift the numerical values off the screen. All I have to do now is supplement them with my crafty words.

That is my jam, as you know. Words, not numbers.

So here goes. Continue reading “The numerical values of time, and what to do with it”


The night leading up to Saturday started out fine, with an early bedtime and some reading material. Right? It’s nice when they’re out at hockey and I can be alone for a small amount of time…

But around 1am, I found myself tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable and not succeeding. My neck was bothering me on my left side, I just couldn’t find a position that soothed the pain.

A bit later I realized it was actually a headache that was keeping me awake, probably coming from that stiff muscle in my neck.

By 2am I knew I was done.

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Fear and insecurities: why we seek justification or validation

Once upon a time many moons ago I remember asking someone why they carry the dog poop all the way home when they could just throw it in the receptacle at the park.

“This way no one can accuse me of not picking up the dog poop,” was the answer. Continue reading “Fear and insecurities: why we seek justification or validation”

Maintaining equilibrium at home during summer vacation

source: google search

That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of my state of mind during summer vacation so far.

Raising kids has that effect on a parent’s equilibrium, don’t you think? And the older they get, the more uncertain I get that my personal equilibrium remains intact.

The irony that I’m a Libra is not lost on me. Continue reading “Maintaining equilibrium at home during summer vacation”