Category Archives: Mental Cleanse

What To Do When You Don’t Have (Or Can’t Find) a Teddy Bear

teddy bearUgh!  You just had the worst day.  The kind of day that defines badness.  A Hall of Fame, super-sized awful day.  An epic fail.

You want to punt, take a knee, let the clock run out, call a mulligan (use your favorite sports analogy here).

How do you detox from that?

What you’re seeking after a bad day is comfort, a way to release all that negative energy.

If think you are too old for a stuffed animal, think again.  But there are other options to bring you back into balance.

The next time you have ‘one of those days’ here’s a calming pose that will bring about peacefulness and a quieter mind in about 10 – 15 minutes.

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The Meditation Situation

Willie editWhen I tell people that I meditate I often get a couple of questions:

  • How do you do it?
  • Isn’t it hard to think about nothing?

With that in mind, I’d like to introduce my meditation assistant, Willie.

Willie is a 16 pound cat who loves nothing more than to sit on one’s lap and purr.  Since I sit in a chair when I meditate, Willie believes this is an open invitation to join me.

His purring does create a certain meditative mood and makes me feel cozy.

How does one meditate?

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Friday Mental Cleanse: Two Minutes of Silly

On Fridays I like to clean my mental closet.  Take a few minutes to remove the clutter and clear some space for the weekend.

There’s no better way to do this than with some righteous Looney Toons.

So I give you….taa daa….Bugs & Daffy.


Happy Friday!