Smelling Wild Elephants

This week we are SMELLING WILD ELEPHANTS   (Learn About Training Wild Elephant series here) No I don’t mean US  SMELLING hopefully(although be sure you check out the PS) – but our noses are part of our awareness – to relish the sensation of smell.  To notice. To allow our sense of smell to open…

Me and Wild Elephants

I decided to participate in a group project for awareness and it’s got me following wild elephants! I have been fascinated with elephants this year.  I have watched them on video, doodled them while waiting,  and planned to paint them – in fact a series of them, in an abstract fanciful style.  (Then I saw…

GoldenZen is Back

 Reflections It’s been since NOV 2008 since I last posted here. It is now April 2012. About three and a half years since I wrote here. I got busy. I thought I had nothing else to say. But I did more, went places, stayed at home, and looked for more of myself. Funny – One…

Create The Week You Want to Live

(I apologize for the wacky formatting. I have tried to fix it repeatedly and now would rather publish it than spend one more minute on formatting.  Perfectionists, I am at your mercy. 🙂 Why let your week happen without your creative design?  They tell us over 90% of our thoughts are UNCONSCIOUS, meaning we are…

Life Happens While We Are Busy Making Plans

Irena Sandler changed the lives of over 2000 children by risking her life to rescue them from certain death in the Holocost. How can we get past our search for meaning and simply BEcome the love of action in the moment?

The Power Broker Bust (pt 2 of 4)

Somethings I Just Don’t Control There is an art to controlling what you can, and letting go of the rest.  I call it BEING in your own business.  So much time is wasted focusing on what is not in our control, that we are left fatigued, emotionally depleted, and oftentimes depressed.  It feels helpless to…

Are You a “CONTROL FREAK”?

Control.  What does it mean when someone says that you are “too controlling” or, “Look Jane, this is out of your control!” Out of our pop psychology generation, we picked up a lot of terms that show we really understand what is going on.  (Or NOT) “This is my issue, not yours.” “It’ not you,…

What if we Lost Our Ability to Choose?

I shop regularly at a grocery store in my community called Choices Markets.  They carry organic foods and supplements, herbs and oils, recycled toilet tissue and imported bamboo clothing.  They even offer electric scooters to save fuel and nowadays, big bucks. I make a choice to spend a bit more money now on staples, to…

The Eclipse

Shadow selves are rarely welcome in our daily lives. Addressing or ignoring them can be exhausting. This lunar eclipse offers a moment of respite – no light means no shadow.