Tag Archives: breathing

“Done” Is a Four-Letter Word

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour (Like that quote and that image? They are from my new book, A Year of Daily Calm, which is now shipping… more →

What I’ve Learned After Two Days Alone

As I write this, I’ve been on a solo writing retreat in Brunswick, Maine for almost 48 hours. It is heaven. Here’s what I love about it: No interruptions Don’t have to talk to anyone, much less three people at… more →

Anxiety, Yay!

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles Spurgeon Two weekends ago, we took the kids camping for the first time. We went with three other families, and a couple of… more →

Peony Pranayama

Sniffing this beauty is my mind-body practice for the day…

Operation Meditation

The truth is some days I completely forgot to meditate. Oops. But that’s the one of the great lessons meditation has to teach: When you get off track, all you have to do is simply start again.

Tap Into Your Energy

I’m writing this at 3:30 pm—prime time for an energy slump. Instead of reaching for tea or chocolate, I tried Tapping the Breastbone, an exercise from Elaine Petrone, a great source of ingenious ways to help your body feel its best.

Hello, Unexpected, Come On In

This morning I was in my nightie, hair all a mess, listening to some kiddie music with my daughter and wondering how we were going to fill our morning since the sitter had the day off. Or so I thought…. more →