Santosha

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi Definition. Santosha, sometimes spelled Santosa, is a combination word in Sanskrit, derived from Saṃ (सं, सम्) and Tosha (तोष, तुष्, tuṣh). SaM, means “completely”, “altogether” or “entirely”, and Tosha, […]

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. A day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy to demonstrate that there is no health without mental health. Dis-ease in the body comes in many forms. When you think about the power of the brain in the functioning of our daily lives, honestly, we can’t live without […]

Vision Board

Did you know that visualization is one of the most powerful exercises you can do? There is a book you may be familiar with called, The Secret, and the premise is that what you think about, you bring about or you manifest into your consciousness. “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience […]

Impermanence

Impermanence.  That which is not permanent.  How quickly in your mind can you make a list of things that are impermanent? How long would that list be?  Answers:  quickly and long.  That is life. I am always surprised but never really shocked at how my morning readings and meditations flow together.  Today for example, my […]

Independence Day 2020

July 4, 2020.  A very different Independence Day than many we have celebrated in the past.  Throughout our history, this day has stirred up unrest, vulnerable feeling and opened the door (even a crack) to the injustices we still face as a nation as we go about our celebrating, picnicking, and shooting off fireworks. Frederick […]

Encountering Silence – My Mepkin Abbey Retreat

This past weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of spending three days at the beautiful Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, with a group of amazing people from all over the east coast to hear thoughts on Encountering Silence from Carl McColman.  Carl not only is a prolific author on the subject of […]

Surprise – Photo Challenge

On a recent trip to California I took a stroll around the resort where my friends and I were vacationing.  Rancho Valencia has some amazingly beautiful landscaping and some of the flowers they can grow do not grow well here in South Carolina.  When I returned home and ran my photos through photoshop I got […]