Friday, January 2, 2015
Hello and Happy New Year! I will be beginning a resolution for the new year by stepping up my meditation practice. As I was researching meditation groups in Connecticut I discovered the Insight Meditation Group that meets at the Old Yale Chapel on High Street. I went to my first sitting last Monday. I had no idea what to expect as I just showed up with my daughter. I found the people to be very friendly and welcoming. We sat for 1/2 hour and shared tea afterwards. I had a nice visit with the regulars! It seems like this group is very consistent about meeting every Monday and Thursday evening at 8:00. On Mondays the meditation is for 30 minutes and Thursdays are 45 minutes. I'm including a link for you to go to should you want to get more information about the group. I'm committing to every Monday evening and the picture here is the actual place where we meditated. If interested, let me know. We could carpool!
Best of luck with your resolution....I'm so excited about mine!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
This post is dedicated to one badass young lady who happens to have a heart of gold, a mind sharp as a tack, and a strong determination to go the distance physically by running, swimming, and biking her little heart out!! For those of you who enjoy competing in ironman events, or scaling large mountains, or generally pushing yourself to the brink of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, you will enjoy reading about Milly's adventures as she tries to do many marathons in many countries. For the rest of us who only hope to get to the gym a few times a week, we will enjoy sharing in Milly's adventures of how to kick resistance in the butt and challenge ourselves just a bit. Take a look at her website. She's inspirational!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Came across this youtube video that was sent to me by Anodea Judith. I went to one of her workshops this past February at Kripalu (Creating On Purpose) and enjoyed every minute of it! This is a great guided meditation to use at the end of your day! Enjoy!!
Okay...time to walk the talk so to speak! I had a very hibernating winter! I had lost my motivation to move...not a good thing! Combine that with unconscious/mindless eating and it was a recipe for disaster. Add on the guilt I was oozing with each day, and I was turning into a not so happy camper! Fortunately, I am blessed to have a career that allows me the indulgence of free time in the the summer!! I knew I had to make a change and get moving and to take better care of myself. I armed myself with books that would inspire me: Mind-Fulness by Ellen J. Langer to understand more about the effects of mindlessness in my life, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield to kick myself in the butt and overcome resistance, and 50 ways to soothe yourself without food by Susan Albers, Psy.d, to get a better understanding of why eating is so soothing and to gain some techniques to change my relationship with food. Next came the "find a new gym for the 100th time in my life". While I was at the beach drinking my coffee by the water, it just hit me to try that "sherpa"(coolest name ever) place I read about recently. So I drove straight there! The moment I walked in the door I was greeted with a warm smile and handshake by Jean Paul. I was impressed that he actually wanted to hear my story, and he sat there very engaged and interested in what I wanted to say. His deep blue eyes didn't hurt to look at either! So, without waiting another minute, I signed up and committed myself to working out 3 times a week for the next 8 weeks. As I write this, I already finished 3 sessions and can't wait to continue with it. I beat my resistance!! It sure feels good to overcome all the negative influences of my own thoughts! Positive change....forward movement....it feels good!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 13 ~ 11 Westfair Drive ~ 7:00 PM ~ light refreshments will be served! Bring a friend!
Please rsvp to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Always Into Love
By Danna Faulds
On this voyage of
the soul, may we be
our common ground
visible beneath the surface differences.
May we braid the
threads of reconciliation
into a chain of possibility
that joins, heals, and
includes what once
May our shared prayer
be answered: to grow
so open that there is
no "them" or "us",
only the One, moving
always into love.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
An Evening of Guided Visualization Meditation
Take time for yourself to be still.
You are invited to join an evening of quiet relaxation and intropection. Experience a guided visualization meditation in a safe and accepting atmosphere! Within a small group of like-minded women, you will be guided through an inner journey meditation that will lead you to feeling relaxed and peaceful.
When: Friday May 2, 2014 from 7:00-8:30
Where: 11 Westfair Drive, Westport
RSVP to Joyceaevans@gmail.com
Bring a friend, paper and pen!