Shhhhh….. Napping Happening here!

“Reading and naps, two of life’s greatest pleasures, go especially well together.” ― Will Schwalbe I love Boxing Day. I don’t cook a thing. We survive on the leftovers of the Christmas Feast. Which is no hardship, believe me. Leftovers! Such a magnificent word. I sometimes think the only reason I cook so much food for Christmas […]

Today’s a Self-Care Kind Of Day

“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama   It’s been a busy few weeks for me. Lots […]

I’d Rather Be Here Than Blogging Today

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”  ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek   Our Temple of Light Retreat is over, and I’m having a few quiet days for rest and reflection. This morning […]

10 Simple Hacks For Creating More ‘Me’ Time

“In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my pace of life than my peace of life. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it’s solace I’m after, I don’t need to pace myself like […]

30 Things That Changed When I Took An Unplugged Day Every Week

“My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.” ~ Patricia Highsmith   In January this year I made an important decision. I have a life where I am almost always on call. Always connected and reachable. Always busy. Even though I work for myself and love my work, and I […]

A Great Weekend for Rest, Integration and Inspiration!

“S.T.O.P. = Start To Open Possibilities” ~ Richie Norton “And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and […]

The Energies of April – 2016

“We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” ~ Tamim Ansary   Hello, Lovelies Welcome to April! Let me share some observations about the energy of the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all […]

Saying Hi from the PI

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” ― Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care (Hi Everyone! This is Chelsi, Nicole’s  Virtual Assistant – posting this blog post in behalf of Nicole ) Just a quick update from […]

So, Here I am in Cebu!

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”  ~ Anna Quindlen   This morning I was up so early that it seemed I had the entire place to myself. Cebu. Philippines. Beautiful. I did a sunrise meditation and sent you all some healing and love. I swam in the […]

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