Indulgent, an ekphrastic poem

“The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt Creeping like a vine  slow  silent indulgent  wrapped around my body  convinced, tired limbs fall slack  eyes resist but  gently  smoothly lusciously I am smuggled into succulent dreams bathed  rocked  soothed   into sleep. (C) Copyright -Stacey M. Patterson (Mo) and MugglestonesAndMayhem. All rights reserved.

6 practical ways to practice being present – mindfulness tips

How many times has my body been in a wonderfully enjoyable  place while my mind was stuck in a worried, angry or fearful place? In Zen Habits, Leo offers some great tips to enjoy the NOW! Mo 6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:43 AM PDT By Leo Babauta There … Continue reading 6 practical ways to practice being present – mindfulness tips

She Let Go, the poem (my fave meditation)

She Let Goby Safire Rose She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go … Continue reading She Let Go, the poem (my fave meditation)

Hows your Sleep Hygiene?

Do you sleep well? Having been an insomniac  for years, I am sleeping well now. Why? What changed? Let me share. Several years ago, I read Dr Andrew Weil's book, Healthy Sleep, and learned that my brain is not a computer that I can simply power down at will.  It takes attention to a bedtime … Continue reading Hows your Sleep Hygiene?

DBT- could it help you too?

I've been in Psychotherapy for a number of years and don't plan to quit anytime soon!  I feel it gives me some of the best skills in handling life and the accompanying stress that comes along with it. In my several years I have learned much about dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) Once an area that … Continue reading DBT- could it help you too?

Buddha’s Brain

Today I began reading the widely-acclaimed book, Buddha's Brain, which explains the anxiety/stress reaction in masterful detail and in a way I can understand. I now agree that, "pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." I have practiced and lead meditation for years, but seeing the positive neurological effects in black and white has me … Continue reading Buddha’s Brain

Jewels that are tools

My first official jewelry creation is a wire-wrapped African turquoise energetic gemstone pendant! What are the attributes of this stone? I thought you'd never ask! African Turquoise brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within oneself. It brings structure, balance and prosperity and is a stone that hands over a key to New Life … Continue reading Jewels that are tools