Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Laughter – Day 5

June 23, 2017

What makes you laugh? I love slapstick humor and really dumb stuff, like the Ernest movies, when he kept getting marker all over his face while on jury duty. The…

Laughter – Day 4

June 22, 2017

Is laughter a regular part of your emotional diet? Inventory Focus: Are you going through such a tough, intense, or challenging situation right now that you’re forgetting to laugh? Are…

Laughter – Day 3

June 21, 2017

Go ahead. Have a good laugh. Challenge: See? Nothing about laughing is hard. From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

Laughter – Day 2

June 20, 2017

I went to see a therapist a few months after my son’s death. He listened to my story and carefully explained how the grieving process would take time, and how…

Laughter – Day 1

June 19, 2017

I walked out the bakery door holding my crescent and coffee. I looked down. On the sidewalk lay a large dog. He was on his back, motionless. A crowd of…

Tell yourself how long you’ll wait

June 18, 2017

Use deadlines as a tool. Sometimes, we find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation. We don’t know what to do next. We don’t know how to solve the problem. We don’t…

Solving Problems

June 17, 2017

“Shame is the first feeling that strikes me whenever I, or someone I love, has a problem,” said one recovering woman. Many of us were raised with the belief that…

Use your creativity in saying “when”

June 16, 2017

Grace was the single parent of a seventeen-year-old son— Shawn. Shawn was charismatic, powerful, strong-willed, intelligent, and chemically dependent. Grace loved Shawn deeply. But she also felt trapped by his…

Living Our Lives

June 15, 2017

Don’t stop living your life! So often, when a problem occurs, inside or around us, we revert to thinking that if we put our life on hold we can positively…