Practices for Cultivating Love, Wonder and Whimsy

Month Three and Four of Monkey Bar Hanging: Let Me Tell You a Secret

I have been hanging and playing on monkey bars in my back yard almost every day for the last four months, and I am blogging about it each month. Let me tell you a secret: This is hard; I am still not very good at it; and sometimes I think I will never get anywhere.… Continue reading Month Three and Four of Monkey Bar Hanging: Let Me Tell You a Secret

Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Five Things You Can Do When You Get Stuck in Painful Emotions

The purpose of my blog is to help people practice kindness, compassion, and respect to live more resilient lives.[1] One of the ways we show ourselves kindness, compassion, and respect is by developing practices that help us cope with painful emotions. Sometimes painful emotions are severe enough that we need to seek help from a… Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When You Get Stuck in Painful Emotions

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An Intention or Prayer for Being at Peace with Ourselves

This is an intention or prayer for you if you are having problems feeling worthy or like you are enough. If you are religious, you can address this prayer to God. If you are not religious, you can use it just as it is written. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Being at Peace with Ourselves

Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Whimsical Watercolors, Wonder and Whimsy

Peaceful Thoughts for Rough Days

We all have rough days in which we feel sad, disappointed, or insecure about ourselves. Here are some peaceful thoughts to remember the next time you are having a rough day, whether that day is today or in the future. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media.

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