This afternoon, spending time with my toddler daughter in nature, I started humming to myself. I made up a tune inspired by the greenery and flowers that surrounded me in the beautiful spring weather. I felt so present, so peaceful. And I thought about how these magical moments that I come upon feel like Shabbat: … Continue reading The Sabbath: A National Day of Mindfulness
I started reading a book called Serenity by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. He uses the word to represent inner peace and living in the moment. I've tried to live in the present—let go of the past, stop mind-racing toward the future. I've attempted this on and off for more than a decade. Maybe this time will … Continue reading Serenity and Consicous Living
“It’s snooowing! I want to see snow!” A young girl exiting the clinic room exclaimed excitedly as she skipped toward the window. Kids have this way of being totally present and in awe of what they see. As an adult, snow means having to clean off one’s car, or having a longer, more frustrating commute. … Continue reading TBT: It’s Snooowing!
While young children have a lot to learn when it comes to self-regulation, delaying gratification, and how to use a toilet, there are things that they teach us. These include, but are not limited to: -Curiosity -Joy -Living in the present moment As I related in my previous post, the challenge of setting aside our … Continue reading Children: Masters of Living in the Moment