The Why and the What

Originally posted on CLOFOS:
I am on my journey these last few weeks but the road is bumpy. Whether it is my doing or simply life throwing me a curve ball I feel mostly lost. This is when I need to take deep breath and remember the why and the what that got me here.…

What are you doing to save yourself today?

“The world is violent and mercurial — it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love — love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a…

Life Coaching

Originally posted on CLOFOS:
Often when someone mentions a coach I have a quick flashback to being on a sports team when I was a kid. My recollection of most of my early coaches is a middle aged male who mostly yelled and expected a better effort on the field or court. Later on in…

Togetherness

In this period of life when we hustle and zip about, relationships can get lost in between the characters in our texts and pithy lines of social media prose.  Caught in the metal world of platinum, plastic and other types of alloys that I didn’t research to make this post, we are super saturated in…

10 Seconds to Zen (post 5)

Rhapsodomancy (in honor of National Poetry Month) Go. Go now to your bookshelf (do you have one in your home or office? I sure hope so.).  Quickly glance at your books of poetry or literature, and pick the first one you find (no more than 5 seconds) Close your eyes (6).  Open the book to…

10 Seconds to Zen (post 4)

Bubbles, just bubbles Peace will find you as you blow all the stale air out of your lungs. I have found no quicker way to a smile on my face then when I am blowing bubbles. It only takes 10 seconds.

10 Seconds to Zen (post 3)

Have you heard of Forest Bathing?  Nope?  Neither had I until recently.  It’s a Japanese thing that is becoming a phenomenon in the states (probably urban areas).  It is basically what it sounds like.  Walking through a forest and letting it bathe you in sensations.  Humans are a part of the world, and we need…

10 Seconds to Zen (post 2):

Peace in an ordinary world Take a long slow inhale counting to four as you breathe in, stop. Now hold it for a count of three at the top, and then slowly let it out– three, two, one. Done. It has been ten seconds, check and see if you have slightly more head space. In…

10 Seconds to Zen…

Peace finds us if we prepare the way for it. Peace, or a sense of calm/Zen had always eluded me as a child and younger adult. I used to think finding it was going to be outside my skill set– reserved for the wiser, more patient folks. I always had hope though– and that may…