Tag: Balance

temple bells

A Favorite Mindfulness Tool

I have chosen to be mindful about the way I live my life, and sometimes it’s easy to get carried away and forget just what is important. I’ve found a tool to help me with that, which I’d like to share. When I find a good solution, I […]

neo-pagan sculpture

Culture Clash

I posted a book review eight months ago about Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. It proposes a method by which you can purge your home of all things that don’t spark joy in you and your family. […]

path, trail

Surrender to the Path

When do you fight, and when do you surrender? When you find yourself falling in love, do you fight it? When do you acknowledge that to resist is futile and it is time to let go? After all, falling in love wasn’t my plan, and I was determined […]

dog, worried, anxious

That Pesky To-Do List

I don’t spend much time loafing. I work hard 9-5, I work hard in my personal business, and I’m always trying to learn new things. In the end, I’m usually working, cooking, meditating, reading something instructive, or doing something constructive. Normally, this isn’t a problem, but a few […]

baby bunny

Finding Equilibrium

I enjoy moving with the flow in my life. I split my time between my career, writing, Embers of Light (EOL, my business supporting others on their journey to physical, emotional, and spiritual health), friends, family, and personal development. I can’t do it all once. I have to […]

water, rocks, ocean, beach, wave, Laupahoehoe park

Connecting with the World Outside

I forget that it’s all inside. There are the five elements – earth, fire, water, air, and ether. The first four are well-recognized ancient building blocks of everything. The fifth one is occasionally forgotten. Sometimes, I long for something that is REAL. After all, I work in an […]

Allerton park, Kauai, Hawaii, white water lily

Looking for … a State of Grace

I call upon the Mover of the Universe today, asking for just a little help. I find a need for fortitude — a boost to make it through this tiring dog-eat-dog world. I’m rough around the edges and that isn’t likely to change. I’m clumsy, awkward, and enjoy […]

charred tree trunks, burned trees

Living with Regret

Do you have regrets? Are they small or large? About what you’ve done or what you failed to do? It’s a part of life, but how do live with them? How do you make peace with things you can’t change, but wish had been different? I’m witnessing a […]

Rocky shore, beach, Oregon coast

Bridging Two Worlds

I feel as if I have each of my feet in different lands. As if I straddle a gently flowing stream, I stand with each foot on either side in decidedly dissimilar terrain. I’ve been doing this happily for quite a while. Although I look like I stand […]