notes on conscious living

What Does It Mean To Accept My Father’s Death?

I light the paper. Soon enough the kindling catches fire. Smoke swirls around the firepit and lifts up into the sky. I watch as I wonder, "What does it mean to accept my father's death and let him go?" As I sit down, I notice the contradictions pulling inside of me....

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Instant Energy: Turn your inner light on

With Navjit still in the UK with her family, she has asked that we run an older meditation. Being that it is early in the morning and gray outside we have opted to go with one to turn on our inner light... and wake us up. -The Tenderlogic Team From the Monday...

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How to get through the Dark Times

In life, there will be pain and there will be loss. No one gets to escape these aspects of human existence. All you can do is learn to deal with the dark times as best you can. Sadly, that is the situation here at Tenderlogic this week. Navjit's father passed away...

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Love Is Real.

At times in my life, I have felt the bounty of love. The kind that knocks you off your feet and makes you weep because you are so humbled. Because you didn’t believe that love would find you in the depths of darkness and pull you out. The kind of love that feeds and...

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Can Higher Power be Inner Power?

  Oftentimes when things are going well; we are finding success, getting our way, etc. we credit it to the universe or a higher power. "The universe is listening to me" or "My guardian Angel is on the ball today." I probably say similar things 10 times a week....

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How To Get That Twinkle In Your Eyes

You can’t fake a good twinkle in your eye. I’ve seen that twinkle in babies and grandmas. Dogs and dads! I’m so drawn to their lit up faces and that freshness they sparkle with. Just recently while working with a client I came up with a new exercise that does exactly...

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Keep Calm – Help Someone

  “So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it.” The Observer* I can’t even imagine what suffering on this level looks like but I sense it in my body. It feels...

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Food, Family and Changing Eating Habits

The world changes every day. As we rush into the new, it is good to revisit the traditions of our younger days that seemingly never change. That's one of the reasons why visiting family is so important to me. To be immersed once again in that solid routine reminds me...

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Meditation doesn’t have to be a chore

If you are following my travels via Facebook or Instagram, then you know that I am still in the UK. This week, I am in London taking in the hustle and bustle of this hub of humanity. Watching it all go zipping by, I am thankful that I have taken the time to learn how...

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Conscious Travel Tips

  I am in Scotland today with a little time in my schedule and I thought now would be a good time to post my revamped Conscious Travel Tips. Enjoy. The above picture was taken at the magical Yorkshire Sculpture Park One need not travel to sacred sites or holy...

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When You Can’t Travel, Here’s A Trick

Summer Travelogue 3: When You Can't Travel, Here's A Trick. In the last few weeks, I’ve had the fortune to play and splash in the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, walked along the same trail that Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and the Spanish conquistadors...

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Summer Travelogue 2 – Walking To Open Your Heart

Long ago, I read a book by Bruce Chatwin, called The Songlines. In it, he conveyed the raw reality of life lived in the outback as he explored the Aboriginal culture and how the people connected to the land and to their own existence through walking, singing, and...

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The Dark Side Of Summer- Bikini Body

Whenever I hear the phrase “bikini body”, whether on TV chat shows or in magazines and social media,  I roll my eyes. It makes me so mad. Summer is meant for fun. It is not meant for tortuous preparation and negative self-talk. More than 8.5 million people have...

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How Do You Feel About Your Birthday?

I’ve never been one to throw lavish parties or make a big deal of my birthday. This could be in part because I grew up between two worlds. In India, where birthdays weren’t really a thing and the UK, where they were never our thing. On the other hand, I have friends -...

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Summer Travelogue 1 – Taos Pueblo Powwow

I will be traveling a great deal this summer and I am hoping that you will join me as digital companions via my travelogue (social media travel journal). If all goes well, it will be a lite variety of posts and photos, poems and prose. At the beginning of every...

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A Freedom Big Enough For All The People

What does freedom mean and who gets to be free? Does that include everyone? Everyone wants to be able to do what they want, when they want and how they want. That’s freedom, just look at toddlers, animals, nature or stars. In reality, everyone has their own idea of...

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Shift Your Perspective For Better Days

I can remember walking with my grandfather down the road from our farmhouse to the village school. He walked fast with a long stride. I was forced to take 4 or 5 steps for every one of his. Trying to keep up with him felt impossible. He seemed as mighty as a giant on...

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Never Be Away From The Light

Summer begins NOW!  Well, technically,  it began at June 20th, 10.24 pm MST but such beginnings should be savored. I love summer solstice more than any other day; more than my birthday, more than my anniversaries, and more than any other holidays of the year. I can't...

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