Mindful of Flowers

Today my mindfulness exercise was to focus on my garden and observe the new blooms. I often sit and draw  flowers, leaves and even tree trunks. I had just planted some pansies, also called heartease. I read that some people believe that pansies enhance clairvoyance and heals grief. I love pansies simply because they are…

How to Have a Mindful Day

It is important to set some time each day to exercise mindfulness. Our busy lives get in the way of paying more attention to what really matters. “Mindfulness is being fully present and aware of your actions at every moment.” Therefore, the more you practice being fully in the present moment the more you will…

Love in Season

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” -George Santayana Love in Season There is a love that comes only but one season; It appears suddenly like a lily in bloom; unexpected, spectacular, colorful, and full of bliss. A season that ends…

Quote on Mindfulness

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” –   Jiddu Krishnamurti

Mindfulness Sweetens Our World — smilecalm

How wonderful that it is now raining in Northern California. From Native Peoples I’ve lived with, especially Hopi, I learned to express deep gratitude I feel for rains, which sustain all life. These current rains here are blessing us with clean air to breathe and putting out the devastating wildfire. Thank you land ancestors for […]…

Haiku by my mentor

I sent my dear mentor a copy of my book Haiku Moments. I was a little shy to send it when it was first published. He was and is a superb English teacher and I suppose I was reluctant because in many ways I am still a student of poetry. And where I welcomed feedback…

Three Mindful Quotes Related to the Happenings of This Week

“Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” — Robert Louis Stevenson can no longer resist.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero “May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership… Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money,…