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Own Your Power

It is  so easy to get caught up in the wiring of our pre-programmed reactivity that we live our lives cruising along on the automatic pilot.   By paying attention to the choices my automatic circuitry is making, I own my power and make more choices consciously. In the long run, I take responsibility for what I attract into my life.
-Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D.

2017-08-21T21:14:48+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Own Your Power


I have learned a lot from witnessing the condition of my mind and my energy level each morning as I go to meditation.  In particular, it’s often easy to see the effects of what I ate and how much I worried the day before.

When I eat too much or too many sugary foods, I feel lethargic and my mind is scattered the next morning.  When I experience a lot of anxiety or get stressed out in my work, my sleep is less restful and my mind is agitated.

This experience makes it easy for me to be more mindful of what I consume and what thoughts and feelings I allow my mind to dwell on.  When I am able to eat in ways that genuinely nourish my system and keep my mind full of gratitude and positive thinking, I find myself full of energy and naturally cheerful.

2017-08-18T19:29:43+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Nourishment

Right Mind

“It is liberating to know that I have the ability to choose a peaceful and loving mind (my right mind), whatever my physical or mental circumstances, by deciding to step to the right  and bring my thoughts back to the present moment.”

-Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D. from My Stroke of Insight

2017-08-16T20:12:27+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Right Mind


You knew that you were happy. Now you know that you are unhappy. You know everything that is happening in you. This knowing is called awareness or consciousness. The true person, the true you is constantly the same because there is no change in that knowing.

– Sri Swami Satchidananda

2017-08-07T22:49:08+00:00 August 7th, 2017|1 Comment