The Beauty of Mindfulness

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in Spirit | 0 comments

Mindfulness: The art of paying attention with openness and curiosity to the present moment. Last weekend I was on a personal and professional retreat practicing Mindfulness  Meditation with a large group of teachers in a beautiful setting in West Marin, CA. First of all, it felt so good to completely unplug from the world and leave a message on cell and land line that I would be unreachable for 4 days… Also I put an auto-response on my email  letting people know that I would not get back to them until after the weekend. Wow!   Just that alone was an accomplishment for one who is...

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I Feel Beautiful When….

Posted by on Aug 20, 2010 in Spirit | 3 comments

I feel beautiful when I am speaking French. I love the taste and feel of the vowels and consonants in my mouth.  The sensation and the tone of my voice as it moves  forward into the mask of my face. For whatever reason the words conjure memories of delicious treats in my beloved Paris munching madelines or macaroons , picnics with my pals in the Tuillerie Gardens, sharing with a lover a hazelnut Nutella crepe  from a street vendor in Montmartre. I swear to God, speaking French words actually tastes different for me than speaking English. and Italian is a whole different flavor as well.  Even...

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