Discover peace and empower your life with simple mindfulness techniques. In this workshop, you will learn to use soothing touch, breathing and vocalization to feel calm and connected to your inner wisdom. BALANCE invites you to value your emotional well being so that you can create positive change in the world...Read More
“Stillness is...opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question.” - Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene’s definition of stillness really resonated with me today (as most of her work resonates with me every day!).
Stillness is not a modern American value. We’re often competing to see who can be the most busy, which many have come to translate to “most important.” But the value of “busy-ness” is running us ragged and robbing us of the chance to be still and mindful of who we are, what we want, and what’s most important to us...Read More
The other day I was feeling frazzled emotionally. A lot of things had been adding up, and while at that moment I was taking a nice leisurely walk, I couldn't get my mental "chatter" to slow down. I was struggling to be present and unable to enjoy the moment.
So I found a bench and watched the sun, how it shone through the leaves casting a beautiful moving shadow on the ground below. I was listening to a playlist from a friend on shuffle, and a song came up that I had heard a few times but never really listened to before. So for the next 3 1/2 minutes, I listened. I watched the invisible breeze moving the leaves and listened to every word and chord that came through my headphones.
For those few minutes I was present with something beyond my own racing thoughts. No other expectations or should's or tasks mattered. It felt like hitting a reset button in my mind...Read More