The BRAVE Interview #3 October 2016: Sheila Brownlow

Here is #3 in The BRAVE Interview series! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, How,  (and sometimes Why) of YOUR ‘one brave thing’! November's interview is with Sheila Brownlow! WHO AM I?  Sheila Brownlow MY ONE BRAVE THING—when, where, with whom:  I have stopped discussing eating, how upset I am at my eating, how much I weigh, … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #3 October 2016: Sheila Brownlow

The Dempsey Challenge 2016

I volunteered again this year at The Dempsey Challenge in the Reiki Tent. What a wonderful group of people there!  This was my second year volunteering, and I plan to be part of this wonderful event next year as well. "Every dollar raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center." As Ina Garten would … Continue reading The Dempsey Challenge 2016

Trying something new

I have not been practicing yoga much these past few weeks, since my yoga teacher (you know who you are!) moved to NC . I drove the road to North Berwick to get to yoga, about a half hour away, over and over and over, and was happy to do it. I wasn't familiar with … Continue reading Trying something new

Wherever I go, there they are

For a long time now, every time I go to the beach, a particular kind of blue stone calls to me: Karen!! Yoohoo! Here I am! “Pick me! Choose me! Love me!” (borrowed this quote from a movie but at the moment it escapes me which one). For over a year this has been happening. … Continue reading Wherever I go, there they are

Go with the flow

I attended a chakra class at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital this weekend. Chakras, as you may know, are energy centers in the body that energy flows through, often described as spinning discs of different colors. Find out more about chakras here: Anodea Judith's Wheels of Life One thing that came up in the class was that taking a … Continue reading Go with the flow

Reiki, baby

I have just completed my Reiki II class and I loved it! Chris Ann from Wells was my teacher. Truly, there is nothing like spending a day with like-minded individuals to make the time fly by. At no point did I even feel the urge to see what time it was. I didn't even think … Continue reading Reiki, baby

Meditation 101

I started meditating a few months ago as part of giveit100.com  I put in my 100 days and then guess what! I didn't stop. I kept on going. I meditate every day now (sometimes more than once). I am a meditator. What was different about this time? I got out of my own way. I stopped … Continue reading Meditation 101

Lemons

I got up early on the Sunday of Daylight Savings Time, the way I (almost) always do. Time to make the donuts... No wait! That's not right! Time to feed the chickens....I threw on my coat over my PJ's and bumped into my daughter on the way out. She said she was getting in the … Continue reading Lemons

My 100th day

Today is my 100th consecutive day of meditating. One hundredth. Consecutive. Day. I know, right? Prior to this, my meditation practice never lasted more than a few moments, if it occurred to me to do it at all, and then sometimes it consisted only of the thought,"Gee, I really should meditate," or even better (or … Continue reading My 100th day

Yoga for writers

Are you dying of pain from a week of practically nonstop NaNo typing? I woke up Saturday morning, let the chickens out, fed them, and carried a bag to my car and suddenly was in severe pain in my left shoulder. Really? Really? I thought, THIS BITES! It's like adding insult to injury, right? I … Continue reading Yoga for writers