Begin – A Practical Guide to Beginning and Sustaining a Mindfulness Meditation Practice, Part 1

Sitting Meditation

Begin

Where do I begin? How do I start a meditation practice? Where do I find the time? These are some of the questions I get when I lead a mindfulness meditation group. Without being outright snarky, the easiest answer is, just begin! Sharing from my own personal experience, here are a few guidelines to begin and sustain a meaningful mindfulness meditation practice. Continue reading “Begin – A Practical Guide to Beginning and Sustaining a Mindfulness Meditation Practice, Part 1”

Mindful Friendship – Mindful Goodness

Friends

Mary Ann and I met in kindergarten at Jackson Elementary School on the south side of Youngstown, Ohio. We spent the next eight years in the same classes together. My mother even allowed me to walk to Mary Ann’s house – which included crossing busy Midlothian Blvd. We played. We laughed. We sat on each other’s beds to share little girl secrets. 

Once we went to high school, our interests took us in different directions and toward different careers. Mary Ann went to nursing school. I pursued my music and theology degrees. Continue reading “Mindful Friendship – Mindful Goodness”

I Honor You

Sand designs

I Honor You…

As I walk into the dimly lit room, I see several people sitting with eyes closed, heads bowed, hands placed delicately in their laps. Soft music is playing. There is the scent of lavender like incense lingering in the air. On first glance, it might appear that I have walked into a church – a sacred place.  Continue reading “I Honor You”