That phrase could mean, "Why is this happening now?" Alternatively, it can connote, "Why focus on the Now?" As in the present moment discussed by Eckhart Tolle and many other mindfulness experts. Well, I'm going to touch on both of these phrases, and would you believe it—they are actually connected! When our brain goes to … Continue reading Why Now?
Eckhart Tolle wrote a great book by this name. Thinking about the importance of staying in the moment. Often I anticipate the future and get anxious. But the truth is, when we arrive at that moment, things will be different than our projection of it. Because we bring our whole selves into it and that … Continue reading Power of Now
I heard someone on the radio ask recently, "Why in 2021 do we still wait 20 minutes for our oven to warm up?!" My response was, "Cmon!— We need something to remind us to slow down. I mean I don’t like waiting but then again the present is where reality is. It’s how we access … Continue reading When Things Take Time
I shouldn't be on my computer right now. I also shouldn't be using the word "should." So, where does that leave me?... It's currently 3:45 am Eastern Standard Time (Daylight?—whatever). Screen time in the middle of the night is not an ideal tool for falling back to sleep—instead of resting the mind, it actually jolts … Continue reading MeTube
When I was in labor, when the pain medication wore off and I was still waiting for my epidural, I meditated as hard as I could. I focused on each moment as if my life depended on it, I geared up mentally to endure the pain that would come with each upcoming contraction. For those … Continue reading Mindfulness In These Times
I recently had a conversation with a relative of mine about why some people try to finish other people's sentences when being told a story, while other people sit and listen and simply take in the story. This morning I had the following insight: A few years back I bought the book Drawing on the … Continue reading Being Present: Activating Your Right Brain
Yesterday was one of those days when I unraveled. While it was very tough, and I wouldn’t ever want to repeat it, there is something about the following day that feels empowering and calming. Having pushed myself to the brink last night by juggling my multiple side projects, it was humbling to wake up this … Continue reading TBT: The Power of the Pause
I recently tried out an online platform to use for my new nutrition website. At one point I had to decide which plan to use – the one where I pay each month, or the one where I pay annually upfront for a much lower monthly rate. Even though I had only had one week … Continue reading TBT: Living in the Now—or At Least Striving to