Author Archives: Nancy

Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins

Do you ever wonder about certain combinations of ingredients and who first dreamed them up? For instance, who was the very first baker to blend lemons and poppy seeds to make muffins? I suppose it doesn’t really matter. What matters … Continue reading

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Discovery 1:2 The First Step

…continued from Discovery 1:1 Understanding and Acceptance Have you ever noticed how people (perhaps even you) seem to hate change and yet always wish for it? This mood of dissatisfaction expresses itself in our lives and most especially in our … Continue reading

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Becoming Aware 1:4

…continued from Becoming Aware 1:3 Situating Yourself: Clean Sweep Your Mind As you become aware of your busy mind, one exercise might help before you look closer and deal with what’s actually there. You can do this exercise to give … Continue reading

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Mindful Quotes for March

I first read May Sarton’s journal in the early 80s. I recently reread it and being now closer to the age she was when she wrote it, I had a deeper and richer experience this time. As with all great … Continue reading

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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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