Author Archives: Nancy

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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Mindful Quotes for December

I often get a little sad at this time of year. I think it’s from all the expectations stored in my body from when I was a kid. Especially the expectation that something with my name on it would appear … Continue reading

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My Favorite Day of the Year

Sending blessings and good wishes to all for a safe, peaceful and delicious Thanksgiving.

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Becoming Aware 1:2

Situating Yourself: Busy Mind …continued from Becoming Aware 1:1 Throughout this process we will be studying our mind. We will see how it controls us and learn to what extent we have control over it. Being human, most of us … Continue reading

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A Wave, a Book, and a Contest

This is a short story about books, a dream and a contest. The other morning I was jolted awake at the end of a dream. I was walking into water about calf deep, a sea of some sort in front … Continue reading

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