Category: Conscious Living

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Nuclear Annihilation

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Nuclear Annihilation

    My mother would have asked me, “Do you mean funny ‘ha ha’ or funny peculiar?” Right now I mean funny epiphany if that is a thing. I could laugh at its simplicity and I could be perplexed by the peculiarity of the collective human psyche. We are what got us here. Having this discussion. You […]

  • Wonder About the Secret of LIFE?
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    Wonder About the Secret of LIFE?

    It’s WONDER. There is a fast ferry between Aegina Island where I live and the port of Pireaus in Greece, but I prefer the slow boat any day. It is a super, guilt-free, time to have an ipnaki (nap) or if we take our hotspot, to catch up on emails and such. On the ferry […]

  • Depressed or Just Hungry?
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    Depressed or Just Hungry?

    When I am tired or my blood sugar is low because I am hungry for nourishing foods, problems can loom larger. I simply choose to care for myself with the rest and nourishment I require for vitality. Exhilarated Life: Discovering Inner Happiness We wilt just like plants when we are desperate for nourishment. The thing […]

  • When Down is Part of Up
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    When Down is Part of Up

    Whenever I feel lonely or down, I take some time to drop deeper into the quiet space within. Here I find the soft voice of all that I might be whispering encouragement. Exhilarated Life: Discovering Inner Happiness A long and fulfilled life is not one gentle glide to Nirvana. Life can get jagged at times […]

  • Media Whips You Up – What Calms You Down?
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    Media Whips You Up – What Calms You Down?

    Media and other negative voices cause stress, which weakens me. I choose strength by listening to my inner voice offering ways to nourish my body and calm my mind. Exhilarated Life:Discovering Inner Happiness Sensation sells news and fear sells products. Ratings rule and you are only as good as the number of likes your post […]

  • Loving Yourself As You Are
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    Loving Yourself As You Are

    I nourish my body with wholesome foods, my mind with gratitude and forgiveness, and my spirit with loving relationships. All this I do by loving myself as I am. Exhilarated Life: Discovering Inner Happiness Too often we can’t find the courage or discipline to make the simple consistent choices that will change our lives. We […]

  • The Wonder of it All
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    The Wonder of it All

    When I realize that every modern convenience from aspirins to airplanes began with a thought, I am in awe of my own power to create the world I experience. ~Exhilarated Life When I really take in the truth of this, I am made small and gigantic at the same time. It’s a paradox. Nothing in […]

  • When Despair Seems a Reasonable Response

    When Despair Seems a Reasonable Response

    Overcoming mind with heart. The sunshine was beaming through the windows and making patterns across the carpet. After days of rains and high winds along with a little hail, we were soaking up the rays with gratitude. Over coffee – espresso with froth of oat milk – my son and I settled into our morning […]

  • Watching Life Pass By from a Port Side Café

    Watching Life Pass By from a Port Side Café

    Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. John Donne Right now I am sitting in a café beside a large church where a bell is sombrely tolling for the dead. The sonorous tone is mournful, but […]

  • Unity Consciousness and the Scent of Coffee

    Unity Consciousness and the Scent of Coffee

    A simple key unlocks a greater reality. Deep into meditation – or so I thought, the scent of coffee wafted from the kitchen, through the hall, under the bedroom door and found it’s way to my calmly inhaling and exhaling nostrils. I heard the familiar tinkling of a spoonful of honey being stirred into the […]