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Bringing in Peace, Love and Light

As promised, I want to write little review of my experience with Oprah and Deepak’s 21 day guided meditation.

Oh, my, gosh. This stuff, it just WORKS.

As I’ve mentioned before, I was practicing meditation at my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, but I feel like I didn’t quite know what I was doing. I mean, I know to try to quiet my mind, watch my thoughts and let them go instead of being involved in them, focus on breath, sit in stillness, sometimes use a mantra.

But with the help of this guided meditation by Oprah and Deepak, it just all clicked into place. Read More »

Mind + Spirit, Wellness + Beauty

Read: The Untethered Soul

I really, really love to read.

Sometimes I go through periods where I barely read at all, other times through periods where I’m in the middle of several books (like now). I have a marketing book, a Deepak Chopra book and the novel To Be Sung Underwater currently all on rotation on my bedside table.

Above are some recents; novels Brooklyn and The Crimson Petal and the White. The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which I have not tried yet but really am looking forward to gleaning some knowledge out of. The Starch Solution, which I’m still reading. And two ‘spiritual’ books, shall we call them – The Untethered Soul and The Power of Now.

I have just read a couple chapters of Power so far, and while I’m sure it’s going to make an excellent future blog post, today I want to talk about The Untethered Soul. Read More »

Mind + Spirit, Wellness + Beauty

Read: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Oh my goodness, I loved what this book did to me.

My poor friends who have had to live with me before I got ‘clean’ …I’m so sorry guys. I used to be SO messy. Never dirty – I always did my dishes, and kept up with scrubbing and sweeping floors, etc – but the piles and piles kind of messy, all over the place, flinging things and picking them up 3 weeks later. Sigh.

Especially after moving into my current apartment, where my room is teeny tiny – it just seemed SO HARD to keep it tidy, even while I kept the rest of the apartment spick and span. I wish I had taken a before picture, but I also am glad I didn’t because its embarrassing. In my journal, there were constantly sentences like “I NEED to clean my room” and “I can’t think straight until I get my room clean” which is so totally true. A cluttered room equaled a cluttered mind for me! It seemed to be a reflection. I couldn’t get focused on the blog, on anything until this was resolved. Read More »

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