Four Ways to Ground Yourself and Connect to the Earth More Deeply

Grounding is all about realizing you and the whole world around you, which you count as outside, is one and the same. Grounding just helps us remember we are one, we are a part of nature, we are not a fragment, we are whole.

5 things to be before you die

In a creative writing book, one of the prompts was to write "5 things to do before you die". Five isn't a big number, that's why you  need to put only the biggest dreams there. You can't put "not so sure" kind of dreams in a list of five. At the beginning of the list, … Continue reading 5 things to be before you die

Living Life on Auto-Pilot, and Taking Control

  Have you realized we live most of our lives on auto-pilot? How many people remember if they washed their faces or not this morning? Or how they walked/drove/commuted to work? We probably did all of them, being on auto-pilot, but without any awareness. Unless there is an  unpleasant experience, we could go on default mode … Continue reading Living Life on Auto-Pilot, and Taking Control

17 before 2017

As fall starts, we have a little more than 3 months until 2017. Fall and winter are my favorite times of the year. And it is a perfect time to  review my year and my goals. This year I changed jobs, I am a little freer now so I had a chance to focus on … Continue reading 17 before 2017

Want to learn more about mindfulness?

I recently registered to a website called "FutureLearn", where universities around the world offer free online courses on a variety of topics ranging from business and science to nutrition and social sciences. I had heard about it from some friends over the years but I don't know why, I never bothered to check it out. … Continue reading Want to learn more about mindfulness?

Slow down. Cut down.

What do you do in a day? I, for example, on a day I don't go to work, cook, eat, drink coffee, if not enough tea. While trying to work on a fictional story, my mind says let's go play this video game. Once in a while I get crafty and the whole house turns … Continue reading Slow down. Cut down.

Don’t fear the void. Love the void.

(Monet, Water Lilies) Doing nothing has an inexplicable impact. If you are doing it consciously, if you just resist the speed of life... If your mind is empty and clear... Wow. There is a big secret to doing nothing and we, as people who live in big cities and in the 21st century, have long … Continue reading Don’t fear the void. Love the void.