Month: September 2015

Finding your own path

Finding your own path Rabbi Jonathan Sacks claims that there are three questions every reflective person should ask: Who am I? Why am I here? “How then shall I live?” As we seek to answer these most fundamental questions we are often drawn to the cult of the expert, the teachers and political pundits and gurus who seem to know a lot more than … Read More Finding your own path

Going with the flow

Going with the flow really means being present. But so often, we misunderstand this expression, thinking that it means we should acquiesce to stronger voices, refuse to stand up for what is right, or give up our dreams when we face difficulty. This is definitely not the case! Going with the flow means that we can step back and see the big picture, that … Read More Going with the flow

My family is embarking on a new and exciting adventure! No, we aren’t moving again. We’ve decided to adopt a primarily plant-based/vegan diet! Now, you might think it isn’t such a leap, especially since I’ve been a Raw Vegan for years. But, while I would be making my green juices and dehydrating my flax crackers, I’d be grilling steaks and scrambling eggs for my … Read More

I’ve been reminded lately of the beauty of the Serenity Prayer, and how important it is to find a balance between surrender and being proactive. We so often swing to extremes. Surrender can turn into complacency and entitlement, and being proactive can turn into perfectionism and a need for control. So how do we find balance? There is no easy answer, because life’s circumstances … Read More

My five-month old puppy is teaching me about mindfulness! In particular, he is teaching me that it is my responsibility to teach others how to treat me. On our first day of puppy classes, the trainer explained that it is essential to establish yourself as the alpha in your relationship with your dog. Otherwise, the dog is confused and acts inappropriately, and in the … Read More

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of regret. It’s something I usually avoid feeling because just one drop of regret sends me into a tailspin of shame and self-loathing. But I’m learning that regret doesn’t have to involve any shame. Consciously feeling regret means looking at a particular act or situation and honestly examining our actions. We ask ourselves if we … Read More