Contemplative Practice, Practices for Cultivating Love, Spirituality and Love

Butterfly Meditating: A Contemplative Practice

I have a wildflower garden in my back yard, and when it is in full bloom, it attracts a lot of butterflies. All of the photos in this post are taken by me at home or on a walk. I get really excited about my butterflies every day, especially in the afternoon. The sun is… Continue reading Butterfly Meditating: A Contemplative Practice

Body Love and Body Kindness, Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

Month Four of Beautiful Breathing: I Get Rid of My Couch and Rediscover Space

Four months ago in May, I began a simple breathing practice that has brought excellent benefits into my life. Each month, I have been blogging about the things that I have learned from my practice and the benefits I have discovered. You can find links to the first three articles at the end of this… Continue reading Month Four of Beautiful Breathing: I Get Rid of My Couch and Rediscover Space

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Color and Grow Happy: A Review of Lisa Joy Samson’s Colors of Hope

You are in for a Treat Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? Do you want to learn to practice meditation? Do you like coloring? Do you want to know how to improve your coloring technique? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I have great news for you. Artist and author Lisa… Continue reading Color and Grow Happy: A Review of Lisa Joy Samson’s Colors of Hope

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Reflection Questions and Practices for Self-Love

In my last few posts, I wrote about self-love and why I believe that if we want our life to be better, internally or externally, we must start with love. Self-love occurs when we give ourselves the best and most noble gifts. These beautify our inner life and, in turn, this beautifies our external lives.… Continue reading Reflection Questions and Practices for Self-Love