Very Partial Gratitude List for Sunday

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  • Bradford, my love, how he’s so loving, and good to me, the best friend, lover and supporter ImagineAble
  • My LOVEly office …Image
  • Cashmere Panties
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  • Thai Cholada (if you don’t know, and you live on Westside of LA, look it up, seriously) J
  • That big fat seal lion that sits on the rock on the beach by our house (I am trying to get a good pic of him)
  • That paycheck that just keeps paying me
  • My potential
  • My family and I have never gone hungry
  • Chopra Center 21 Day Mediation
  • Going on a low tide beach walk now….
What are you grateful for this Sunday?….(a partial list is just fine…)
 
Love to you today,
xoxot.

5 Easy Ways to Get Into This Moment

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This life is very exciting.  Right about now, I could do with a little less excitement in my life.  The ups and downs of businesses starting, continuing, failing and succeeding, living paycheck to paycheck, some scary family mental health issues, broken families, things changing so fast…I am triggered, and it is getting to me.  What to do?  This familiar anxiety, that feels permanent SUCKS.

What can bring me some relief from this anxiety???

I know the answers:  Connect with myself,  and get in the moment any way I can (I just took a walk around the block, and then realized that I only started to notice the beautiful flowers once I was a house away from home).

So I thought I would make a list for Getting In To The Moment:

1.  Meditate for 5 minutes (repeat mantra if anxiety creeps in.  My mantra right now is “RUM”.)

2.  Stretch Body (and really feel it)

3.  Take a walk (and practice noticing stuff you see)

4.  Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, breathe out 4 seconds, stay empty 4 seconds (Thanks David Ji from The Chopra Center  for that one!)

5.  Make a Gratitude List

6. Ok, there’s 6 of them:  Write a Blog

And, when it comes to the what-ifs that are bombarding my brain, I commit to following through with the best advice I ever got from a friend  (in fact this friend would give me this same advice over the years for every issue I came to her with) :  LET GO.

Wishing a lighter day for all,

xoxot.

What Do I Love Today?

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What do I love today?

Today I am loving Bradford and our Puja. What is a Puja? The actual definition is: “the worship of a particular god.” Our Puja is in our bedroom, and we’ve made it a shrine to our love…

So here is the picture…

It has trinkets we’ve given each other as well as spiritual itmes form our families and lives (My Grandmother, Florence’s crucifix, and a picture of Bradford and his Mom, Carol’s guru, Baba). I love it and light a candle almost every night . It’s a devotion to love. What do you love today?