I came across this poem the other day on my company's Mindfulness community intranet. This is a great service where employees can create community sites based on their mutual interests on unlimited topics. The only community I belong to is the Mindfulness community. I want to share it with you. I Ask You by Billy Collins… Continue reading I Ask You
I spent Friday, October 13 at Walden Pond, Concord Massachusetts enjoying the natural beauty of the place and reflecting upon the writings of Henry David Thoreau, a naturalist and philosopher who espoused the virtues of mindfulness in his book of essays, Walden. The website of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation had this to… Continue reading A day at Walden Pond
I admit, I like rocks. I like to collect them and make things with them: stone walls, pathways, nature chimes to name a few pastimes. I also appreciate it when artists use rocks in their art-making. I am particularly fond of river rocks and from one river in particular, the Deerfield River, Charlemont, MA, pictured… Continue reading A fondness for rocks…and consciousness
I love to fill up my recycling bin with cardboard, bottles, cans, plastic and even metal coat hangers. It always makes me feel good - like I am doing my part to help save the environment. Lately I've even taken to washing out items like hummus containers before tossing them in the bin. But I… Continue reading Re-purposing junk to make art.
Did you ever read something that felt so right it stopped you in your tracks? Then you scrambled to save it, jotted down the author or the title, or copied the link, or copied the entire piece to a word document you would not lose it? I did all those things when I read it… Continue reading Learning How to … Live Your Truth
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to start purging my stuff, you know, simplifying and down-sizing. It's what us baby boomers are doing now. Most of us just have too much stuff. But I did not start purging random stuff like books or clothes; I started to purge my musical equipment. You see, I… Continue reading Leaving the music behind…at least some of it
This week, I attended my first volunteer session at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) lab at UMass Medical school in Shrewsbury. The CFM offers training programs for mindfulness-based practices and conducts research on the affects of mindfulness. I attended a 5-day mindfulness tools training program about 18 months ago in January, 2016, where I was… Continue reading Volunteering at the Center for Mindfulness