Books That Have Inspired Me

I love books and I often go on a reading binge that lasts for weeks at a time. Since Pathways to Wholeness is about mindful  meditation, personal growth, spiritual development and personal healing, I’ll mention some of the books that touched my heart and inspired my personal journey. Wayne Dyer: Your Sacred Self – Wayne Dyer’s work opens up our perceptions to what can be. This book introduced me to the idea of being a witness to our own lives…standing back and taking a clear look rather than getting all wound up in the emotions we experience. The idea of…

REB Nurturing Wellness Through Radical Self-Care

Living a Balanced, Happy Life People always ask me if I use the same strategies that I teach.  The answer is yes, yes, yes.  I use them, feel better because of them, and teach them efficiently because they are a natural part of my daily life. You may know that I have a free REB Nurturing Wellness Teleclass scheduled to begin on February 15, 2011 at 4 pm EST.  You might not know what your getting into if you register for the class.  The REB Nurturing Wellness Guidebook is brand new and hot off the press.  In fact, it hasn’t…

Words that Inspire During Times of Stress

Just like most of humanity, my response varies on different days depending on what I am experiencing, where I am and what I am doing.  My goal is to stay centered and balanced, but sometimes I choose to employ my self-care skills to help me through a rough patch of emotion. Once I realize my emotions are not going away easily, I take action.  The first thing I usually do is quiet my mind using breathing.  I love the 10 breath qi gong (page 42 Pathways to Wholeness) …taking ten breaths and then repeating until my body responds with comforting…

Breathe, Imagine, Relax

Breathe, Imagine, Relax Meditation (1/17/11) Download Breathing is so important! It is life flowing through us. This particular imagery is a combination of guided imagery and progressive relaxation. It is easy to do and very refreshing. General Directions: Inhale from your abdomen. Hold the breath for a beat. As you exhale, experience yourself relaxing. 1. Take a nice naturally deep breath, breathing from you lower abdomen….hold the breath…as you exhale….relax your feet, ankles, toes, the arches of your feet. 2. Breathe from your abdomen….hold….as you exhale…relax your calves, knees, and thighs. 3. Breathe….hold….exhale….relax your pelvis, abdomen, stomach. 4. Breathe….hold….relax your…

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world…

I have loved this song for years, so why not share it with you? I get my CD out every now and then.  It is a collection of songs about love and peace in the world, and it lifts my spirits, I feel hopeful, loving, sentimental.  The song, What a Wonderful World, has been playing over and over several times each day as I drive to and from work.  I feel very connected to life and love when I really listen to the lyrics.  Makes me think of babies, puppies, newlyweds and all other sweet scenes of life.  I sing…