My Mountain Part 2

The other day, four girlfriends and I took to the trail up to the top of my mountain. I have reached the summit on two other occasions. The last time was 5 years ago. The trail is more than a leisurely hike. It is rated “moderate” however it takes time and patience to scale up… Continue reading My Mountain Part 2

The Cause for Happy

Some days it is easy to identify why you are happy. Some days you have to stretch your mind to find the happiness and other days you are happy just because. Today was a “just because” happy day for me. Buddhism calls this a mind of virtue and indeed we can have a virtuous mind even when… Continue reading The Cause for Happy

Nighttime Bedfellows

2:15 It is my witching hour.  I don’t even have to look at the clock anymore.  I know what time it is.  Every night, night after night.  The result of a heavy mind. Lately, words like “uncertainty” and “patience” have been part of my daily vocabulary- lots of change pending for me and for my… Continue reading Nighttime Bedfellows

Beautiful Truth

On the way to work today, I listened to a TED Talk by Julian Treasure.  He spoke not about the  importance of content in communication, but about the foundation from which to build your content. Since I am in the profession of sales, I found it particularly interesting as one of the biggest challenges in… Continue reading Beautiful Truth

Finding Compassion

In my lunchtime meditation class yesterday, the teaching was focused upon compassion. Some might feel that compassion is an easy concept to grasp and for others, not so much.  While I lean toward the former, there inevitably are times when  demonstrating compassion can be challenging at best. It is easy to find compassion when watching… Continue reading Finding Compassion