Author. Teacher. Coach. Counselor. Therapist. Mother. Wife. Friend. Daughter. Sister. Pet Mother. Human. Not in any particular order. Sometimes all at the same time.
Here is where I blog about writing and mental health, which, if you are a writer, you understand the connection.
I've signed up, informally,
for a free 8-week course in Mindfulness. In order to keep myself on track, I
will be blogging the experience here...the good, the bad, and the
If you'd like to join me,
click here for
I've downloaded and assembled
the workbook and watched the required videos for week 1, commencing with an
exercise of mindfully eating a raisin, which I didn't have in my pantry so I
cut up a date into very tiny pieces. It worked, sort of. The exercise actually
depressed me because he takes you through a sensory experience, which includes
thinking about the life and death of the raisin (he uses the word umbilical cord
to describe the part of the raisin where you can see a teeny tiny stem from
when it was a grape). He also talks about the laborers who picked and dried
the raisin...then he invites you to eat it slowly...
So far though, I’m into this
and only dreading the silence and boredom of meditating…I’ve tried for years to
commit to a meditation practice only to wind up bored out of my mind…or
continually interrupted, as I am right now, by my children and/or cat.
I have to sign off
now. The cat is sitting on my lap top and the oldest child has entered my office in her unicorn pajamas.