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The Joy of the Kayak!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in ADVENTURE, present moment, relaxation, self-care | 0 comments

After years of dreaming about it, I finally bought an inflatable kayak. It came with two deluxe seats, two paddles, a carrying case and a repair kit, big enough for two for when Marika wants to join me. We inflated the kayak on the asphalt next to the RV to try it out. It was easy to inflate and comfortable to get into. But it had a small tear in the skirt...

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The I Of a Hurricane – Finding Calm In a Storm

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in awareness, breath, exercise, mindsets, personal growth, relaxation | 2 comments

So many people I talk with say they are living in a world of overwhelm. They have so much going on, so many things on their to do lists that they don’t know where to begin. Their lives are happening all around them and they have resigned themselves to the idea that this is just how life is going to be. But really, we get to choose. Imagine a...

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Too Quiet To Think

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in awareness, creativity, meditation, paying attention, present moment, relaxation, spirituality | 3 comments

It’s too quiet to think! This is what so many of my clients tell me when I ask them to sit in stillness. They are uncomfortable. Fidgety. There is nothing to distract them from the silence. Even with all of the scattered thoughts running through their minds, it becomes too quiet to think. And this is exactly where I am hoping they get. Because...

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A Part of the Landscape

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in listening, relaxation | 2 comments

Laddy and I haven’t walked on the beach in three days. When the tide is high, most of the hard-packed, easy-walking sand is under the rolling surf and so, instead, we walk along the street just above the beach, where million dollar homes with million dollar views line one side of the road and a sloping hill with utility poles lines the other. I call...

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How To Take An Instant Vacation

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in abundance, creativity, FUN, relaxation, self-care, vacation | 4 comments

Vacations are fun. Adventure-filled. They help us relax and release. Being in a different place, away from the day in-day out activities of our lives often gives us new perspectives and a renewed sense of ourselves. Vacations breathe new life into us. So many people I talk to complain that they haven’t been on a vacation in forever. They say they...

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The Simple Art of Breathing

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in awareness, breath, meditation, paying attention, relaxation, relieving stress | 2 comments

We take about 28,000 breaths a day, inhaling and exhaling, bringing oxygen into our bodies, and releasing toxins and waste we don’t need. Most of us are shallow breathers. We breathe high into our chests, not deep into the lower lobes of our lungs. And yet breathing into our lower lobes activates the calming receptors that reside there. Breathing...

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