Archive | July, 2013

Noticing Physical Sensations

One of the aspects of my spiritual practice is mindfulness, and many, if not all, teachers say that the main way to be in the present moment is to “be in your body”. As humans we experience the world through our five senses, then getting in touch with how the body experiences each of these […]

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Non-Material Girl

Ever since I was in my late teens and early twenties, I felt disenchanted with the material world. You could call me the opposite of Madonna’s famous song and say I’m a Non-Material Girl. Here are a few stories and examples; do you relate to any of these anecdotes? No more Christmas presents. I remember […]

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Struggle with Community

First comes annoyance So Golf, my husband, attended a parent meeting yesterday at the Thai temple for Aidan’s summer school to discuss safety issues and schedule some upcoming events. It was supposed to be from 12-1PM, after which he would return home to do some work before I take a friend with me to our […]

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Scattered and Fragmented

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to explore how and why I have trouble with focus and concentration. It is an issue I’ve dealt with my entire life, from the time I was in high school. Only recently has some topics caught my interest enough to become passionate about them. One […]

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Remember Our Humanity

The audio book I’m listening to right now is Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brene Brown. In it she says something that really struck me to the core of my being and it was incredibly sad because I had seen been around […]

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Preventative Healthcare and Wellness

The other day I watched a documentary film on Netflix called Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. This movie is preaching to the choir when it shows how broken our system is. I choose preventative healthcare and wellness so I don’t get caught like a fish in the net of our disastrous healthcare […]

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Anxiety Over Meeting Big-Shots

  This morning I had a new insight or discovery about my life that you might have as well. Do you have a fear of meeting new people? Are you an introvert on top of that? Yeah me too. I’m an artist, as you can see from the photo above. I also own a couple […]

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3-for-3 Update

Today was the first day I kinda messed up with my new summer routine. I have a bit of a good excuse for not meditating this morning first thing, and for not reading something inspirational. I was planning a day trip with my son out to Muir Beach, which would take about an hour or […]

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