Category Archives: General

Rest, Reconnect, Restore, and Repair

With all the celebration and possibility of the holiday season sometimes comes the feelings of being overwhelmed, disappointment, or stress. It may feel like “too much” of everything this season. If the holidays have been stressful, first I send you … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! 

Halloween is an occasion that has taken some time for me to get used to, since I did not grow up in the United States. Wikipedia mentions that this is the “time in the year dedicated to remembering the dead, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Silence

Another extraordinary experience this summer was the gift of silence. I went for a nine-day silent retreat (which I have done every year for the last several years). There was no cell phone, email or any other contact with the … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Mindfulness

  It’s a cold rainy day in Austin, Texas – with “not a sky in the clouds” as my friend likes to say.  I know there are parts of the country that are much colder as we welcome February into … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Meditation: First steps

A friend recently asked me about living joyfully and the mindfulness tools that can help with that.  She said she was intrigued with the idea but felt intimidated since she had never done any yoga or meditation.  She did not … Continue reading

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A frequent question:  How can I receive email when you post a new article or event announcement to your web site? If you’re interested in staying in touch, here are several options that will notify you automatically when I post … Continue reading

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Getting started with mindfulness for everyday living

Starting anything – a new journey, a new practice, a new day or even trying out a new recipe – is a journey of peeking into the unknown with a trust in our self that we are open to the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Joyful Living on the Internet

I’m pleased to announce my new web site, www.joyfulliving.us, along with our pages on Facebook, Twitter page and Google+.  Join me there to explore mindfulness tools for stress reduction and everyday living.

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