Half Sun – The Way of the Warrior

Half-Sun, the Way of the Warrior was written as a personal guide and developed from life lessons learned from my time living and working on the White Mountain Apache reservation.

Embark on the journey of a lifetime, one which will be the most rewarding and challenging adventures that you have ever taken.

As a warrior, your journey is a solo one in which you will commit to a new path, one of personal strength and power that will ultimately lead to a new life.

A new path, the warrior’s path is about to begin. If you are ready, this moment offers you a new journey, one that will change your life forever.

“The half circle represents home and is made in the image of the rising sun. In the center of the home is where life is.”

Available on Amazon and Kindle

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0882J1ZGD/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1588688565&sr=8-1

Helping Kids through the Pandemic

Pinkerton’s Pandemic was written to help children deal with anxiety and fear during the global COVID 19 pandemic, that affected people worldwide and changed many lives forever.

Through the use of storytelling and humor, Pinkerton’s Pandemic is about a cat who had to adjust to his human parents being home every day, creating chaos in his normal routine and how he ultimately learned how to cope living with his nutty family as life resumed.

Available on Amazon, Tomorrow River Publishing and Kindle

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086PVRQB2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=pinkerton%27s+pandemic&qid=1586097629&sr=8-3

https://www.tomorrowriverpublishing.com/product/pinkerton-and-the-pandemic/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086S9CPJB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=pinkerton%27s+pandemic&qid=1586099679&sr=8-1

 

Mountain Solid

Being forced into isolation, I was reminded of powerful and peaceful meditations by one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Thich Nhat Hanh, and thought it would helpful to share.

Mountain Solid

Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain

breathing out, I feel solid

Mountain, Solid

Remember that mountains can be dug into, blown up, or roads paved through them, but they remain strong and powerful.  Find strength peace in the moment.

The Sun Will Shine Again

At first the pandemic didn’t seem real.  I didn’t think that life was going to change to the level that it has.  A week or so later, I see anxiety on people’s faces and hear fear in their voices.  They are not alone as I find myself scared for myself, my family, my community, the country and the planet.

Never has there been a time when the entire entire world has experienced such global impact.  We cannot drive away from it, nor can we fly to another country to escape.  We are limited to being together at the time when we need being together the most.  We struggle to find food and supplies.

For me, as my world becomes smaller and smaller, I have been forced to go within, something I am often to busy to do, or simply avoid.  Now I find going within an essential part of my daily routine as my previous life no longer exists.  I no longer go out for coffee or lunch and running errands has come to a bare minim as I am restricted to my home.  Although keeping busy has always been a good distraction, now I am forced to find peace and solace in prayer and meditation.

I also know that like everything in life, this too will pass and the sun will continue to shine.  In the meantime, we need to dance through the storm, whether it is with others or alone.

You, me, us, we will all get through together.  The storm clouds will pass and the sun will shine again, just dance through the storm, dance through the storm, dance through the storm….

Drum Circle Power

I recently attended and completed a Drum Circle Facilitators Training that required 20 hours of extensive drum circle facilitation. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I witnessed the power of healing, the joy and energy that drumming creates ,and heard powerful stories of healing.

Drumming creates powerful energy that vibrationallly lifts your spirit, makes you happy and takes you on a journey.

I’m in the process of creating a drum circle in my local community, as well as in my work as a Consultant.  Healing is often considered a painful process, but it can also be a fun, creative, and magical experience!

 

Pooped Out?

Winter can be a difficult time for many.  The long dark days, cold nights, frigid air and lack of sunshine can be draining.

Here are some helpful tips to get yourself through the seasonal change:

  • Get a happy light
  • Take vitamin D
  • Wear colorful clothes
  • Buy flowers
  • Go to a salt spa
  • Take a cat nap
  • Paint a room yellow
  • Cuddle with your cat or dog
  • Eat colorful root vegetables

Live a Happy Life!

What does it mean to be happy?  Happiness comes in different ways.  We all seek happiness, but finding happiness in the small or everyday experiences is what its all about.

This time of the year can be difficult for many, as we focus on what we have lost or who is no longer with us, but change your focus on things that bring you happiness in ways that you take for granted, such as a beloved pet, the sunshine, food on your table, someone’s smile, silence, and being just being ok in the moment.

Wishing everyone a happy day and a happy life!

Tea Meditation

“You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.
Only in the awareness of the present, can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.
Only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy.
If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the
future, you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of
tea.
You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone.
Life is like that.
If you are not fully present, you will look around and it will be gone.
You will have missed the feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life.
It will seem to be speeding past you. The past is finished.
Learn from it and let it go.
The future is not even here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.
Worrying is worthless.
When you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when
you stop worrying about what might never happen, then you will be in the
present moment.
Then you will begin to experience joy in life.”

Written by one of my favorite spiritual leaders, teachers, and authors, Thich Nhat Hanh.

I was recently searching for the perfect teacup and found it unexpectedly from a colleague of mine who made it at St. John’s University (photo above).

Now I savor every mindful sip.