The blessing of color

The blessing of color

I love playing with rainbows. My husband taught me the acronym ROY G BIV. It stands for the colors of the rainbow: read, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. (Fun fact: it was Isaac Newton who decided we should divide the spectrum into seven colors.) I use...
the blessing of breath

the blessing of breath

My breathing is “compromised” these days. I can’t get a deep enough breath to finish a sentence. When I sing, I just hit some of the notes while I spend others inhaling. Every other night I use a BiPAP machine. (I wish it were every night, but the mask damages my...
Called to give thanks

Called to give thanks

Recently, at a meditation retreat, they piped in three different sound streams. Meditators were surrounded by two kinds of music and one foreign language radio station while they were encouraged to still their minds. The cacophony blended to a sort of sound landscape...
gratitude, well-being and joy

gratitude, well-being and joy

It is gratitude month – the month where I consider the kind promise “I will appreciate blessings.” I have been reading about practicing gratitude here and here (among others). One of the things I like about practicing the promises is the way that I get to give each...
gratitude  alchemy

gratitude alchemy

If you look online, it’s easy to find ideas for practicing gratitude. (Check this and that, for example.) Each day, when I go to my computer, I make a note of something for which I have been grateful in the last 24 hours. In addition, I am practicing “gratitude...