Author Archives: Nancy

Becoming Yourself

Become the Person You Already Are If you have children or have been around children, you’ll notice that they are often quite content and satisfied to exist in their own little world, fascinated with the particular project that at any … Continue reading

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Just Sitting

Although we may find ourselves sitting down through much of the day, how many of us ever make a conscious decision just to sit? Usually, when we’re sitting, we are also driving or eating or working or watching a movie … Continue reading

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Discovery 1:1

Introduction What do most of us long for? A happy, healthy life? Certainly. And if you feel that you’re not yet living that, then it must follow that you are unhappy in some way. Once you acknowledge this you usually … Continue reading

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Mindful Quotes for February

February can be a challenging month, especially for those of us who are lucky to live in an area with four distinct seasons. Sometimes when it’s frigid, icy, windy weather—which we’ve had a lot of this year—I don’t feel so … Continue reading

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Becoming Aware 1:3

Situating Yourself: Mind Noise …continued from Becoming Aware 1:2 Once you start to become aware and take note of what your mind is doing, create a Quiet Corner bank (some call it a God box—if that works better for you) … Continue reading

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The Practice of Standing Still

Standing still is anathema to so many these days. Our lives are about movement, about doing, about getting someplace. We so rarely are where we are. Instead, we’re into the next thing, place, thought, or action, before we even get … Continue reading

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Caring About and For Yourself

As our society has become so enthralled with narcissism, many of us have come to believe that self-love is bad and selfish. We have done ourselves wrong here. There is nothing wrong with loving ourselves. In fact, this is necessary … Continue reading

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Mindful Quotes for January

As a new year begins and I look forward to some new and exciting possibilities, I find myself coming back to these few words of inspiration that always ground me. I hope you too can sit with these a while … Continue reading

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What Will You Leave Behind?

As the year draws to a close I look forward to spending time with family and celebrating New Year’s Eve in meditation with friends. On this last occasion of the year we will all write vows for the next year: … Continue reading

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Seppo’s Spicy Rice Bake

This has always been one of my favorites from 3 Bowls, not just because it’s spicy and delicious but also because it’s so simple. And it has some of my favorite foods: sweet potato, rice, black-eyed peas, collard greens – … Continue reading

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