beginner’s mind.

Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind.” It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would. My first post of 2015 is up on The Girl Who Knows … More beginner’s mind.

accomplishing commitments… one bite at a time.

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” ~Unknown In this time of reflections & commitments, I’ve [yet again] decided to take a new approach at accomplishing things. While I strictly do not support the eating of elephants [or anything other than honoring and loving them!!!]…the above quote does an excellent job … More accomplishing commitments… one bite at a time.

2014 learnings.

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ~Isaac Asimov Last year was a magical year of learning & living my learnings. I had some incredible events, people, and circumstances through which I was able to learn these myriad lessons. The following learnings are those that stand out as I look … More 2014 learnings.

making our own light.

Find my hand in the darkness and if we cannot find the light, we will always make our own.  -Tyler Knott Gregson- ^ That’s my baby!! ^ It’s been twenty-nine days since I had my laparoscopic cyctectomy + oophorectomy (aka I had a baseball sized benign mass + my right ovary surgically removed through three … More making our own light.