Monday, December 28, 2015

Meditation Puzzling?

As a meditation teacher I've found that one of the biggest obstacles to meditation is that people think it's too hard so they don't try it or they give up soon after trying.  But meditation is really very SIMPLE and you can do it anywhere!  But first we have to let go of our previous misconceptions about what meditation is.

Meditation is really just "present moment awareness."  That's it!  It's not sitting in some weird position with your phone turned off, listening to some new-agey music!  It's BEING fully present in the moment!

This definition of meditation is quite liberating!  So here's an idea to help you get started meditating.

Work on a Jigsaw Puzzle

Me meditating 
What?!  You may think I've lost it but bare with me.  When you're working a jigsaw puzzle you usually are just concentrated on that task.  You're not thinking about your work schedule tomorrow or that blunder you made in the past.  You're totally present in the moment.   Therefore, you're meditating!

I was working at my computer all day, writing and I just needed to let go and relax so I got out a puzzle.  I was completely lost in it!  I was joyous and relaxed.  Not thinking about the future or the past.

I'd invite you to try it.  Don't let meditation puzzle you!

*I will be offering more meditation tips on this blog in 2016 to show you how simple meditation can be!  #meditation #meditate #howtomeditate, #meditationtechnique, #mindfulness

Friday, December 25, 2015

Reduce your Toxic Load in 2016

In January, I'll be offering another FREE online webinar.  This one will be "DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning."  Please sign up at this link to receive the date and time.   Participants will receive a FREE ebook of recipes!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nasal breathing for Anxiety

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I've heard of this breathing technique before but never really tried it.  This article did a great job explaining why it works and it really does work.

Try it and let me know if it works for you!  There's also a video too!

Saturday, December 19, 2015


This was exactly what I needed today :)  #eckharttolle, #love

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Image by Jon Sullivan Wikimedia Commons
I'm really fed up with gun violence.  Does anyone really believe that we, as individuals, need a semi-automatic weapon with a large capacity cartridge? 

I'm tired of gun violence being blamed on mental illness.  Guns make mental illness lethal.

I'm tired of hearing if so and so had a gun when so and so attacked there would have been less casualties.  Really?  Don't you think if everyone had a gun, or even a handful of people had guns, that there would be more lives lost in the crossfire?

I'm tired of hearing about Second Amendment rights.  What about my right to be safe from all the gun-toting people around me?

I'm tired of my uterus being more regulated than guns.   How does that make any sense?

I'm tired of religious intolerance and racism/hatred. 

I'm tired of so many things that I'm too tired to write all of them all down.

But I'm mostly tired of feeling helpless.

What can I do?  I sign the petitions, I vote, I call or email my representatives, I give money to non-profit organizations working for change.  And yet I still feel helpless.

So this week all I can do is light a candle expressing my frustration, saying "Enough!"  I'm shining my one light into the dark abyss we live in, hoping for change.


Feel free to use the above image is you wish to shine your light.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Light up FB for Victims of Gun Violence?

I find it interesting that after the Paris attacks everyone changed their FB profile picture to the Flag of France and yet, after the last several gun incidents in America things have been relatively quiet on Facebook? 

Have we just become so immune to these acts of violence that we've come to accept them? 

I don't know about you, but I feel helpless to do anything to change the current situation.

But when I feel helpless I look for ways to help. 

So today I changed my FB profile picture to this candle above.  It can be downloaded here:

This candle is to honor all of the victims of gun violence and to show my support of gun control.  This can't keep happening.  I will do my part to shine a light on this!

Wouldn't it be great to see FB lit up with candles in solidarity for gun control?  When is enough enough?

UPDATE 12/4  I expected to wake up this morning and see that at least a few of my friends had candles for their profile pics, but nothing.  This is what I don't understand.

I'm going to keep my candle up until we get tougher gun control laws.  What if everyone on FB did this?  Would the NRA be able to ignore this? Would our representatives?

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Replay LINK for DIY Beauty Products

Here is the replay link for DIY Beauty and Personal Care Products.

 #diynontoxicbeauty, #reduceyourtoxicload, #diybeauty, #diynaturalproducts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DIY Non-Toxic Beauty/Personal Care Products

I'm getting ready for my FREE ONLINE webinar tomorrow! 

DIY Beauty/Personal Care Products with Essential Oils
December 2nd
3:00 pm PST

All participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a FREE all natural hand sanitizer!