Breathe in. Pause. Breathe out. According to Etty Hillesum, “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.” Esther “Etty” Hillesum was a Jewish woman whose letters and diaries, kept between 1941 and 1943, describe life … More A gift: the pause between breaths.
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving and U.S. Columbus Day. Many of us have the day off and are enjoying a long weekend. This is a great time to decompress and reduce stress. Here are 12 strategies that I have used: I make a mindful choice and decide to relax. Worry and stress is NOT going to … More 12 ways to reduce stress.
In our minds, there stirs a voice, often like a whisper that speaks to our spirit. You know that voice, especially after hearing a catchy tune and that song repeats itself in your head for the rest of the day. External stimuli can activate that voice positively or negatively. I believe that is why people … More How to connect with your inner wise self.