Monday, January 6, 2014

Dharma Mama Blog Return!

Lama Tsultrim Allione
Three years of designing, mothering and dharma-ing. My role as mother recently expanded to my own mother. Dementia and other health issues have brought her into my home. All the emotional baggage of the mother/daughter relationship is as volatile as you could imagine! This post is extremely vague and light, but I wanted to mention a book that has helped me. Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione.

The exercises in this book are based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of chöd. "Allione brings an eleventh-century Tibetan woman's practice to the West for the first time with FEEDING YOUR DEMONS, an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Summary of Thoughts

I can't believe it's been about five months since I posted last. Summer was nice to be with the kids, but it was hard too. I'm glad Ez is back in school. Makes the days less intense with the two kids not constantly going at it!

I'm really not sure what I am going to post about. Maybe it's more of a summary of the last few months. Who is interested? Who knows. Maybe no body but it's more of an assignment for me in order to process through to where my mind is today.

I survived another year without my father. Nine years, September 11th. It seems crazy that I can miss him so much even after all this time...

I have been feeling a sort of softening of my mind lately. Not a squishy thoughtless softening, but a path of less resistance. I still struggle with getting hooked into the battles of the ego but it feels easier to realize what is happening and then to let it go. For some reason, lately, when I see other's suffering and struggles, it has made me realize how fortunate my life is and that it doesn't have to be as hard as I make it out to be sometimes. Hopefully my heart will follow and it too will begin to soften. I would love to physically feel love bursting forth from body, moment to moment.

Is it bliss I want? I have had those moments of bliss, but they are temporary and I feel like I spend every day trying to get back there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Redesign Complete!

Finally! I have finished the redesign of my online portfolio/freelance site. Thanks to the husband for his critique and copy editing.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Almost Done?

I think I am almost finished with redesigning my website. All I need is for my writer-husband to read through it to make sure all of the copy is typo free and grammatically correct! So far I am keeping within my timeline for launch this weekend!

World Autism Awareness Day

Did you know that today is World Autism Awareness Day? Find out more about what you can do to help promote this important day by going onto their website and Facebook.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day!

Everyone, watch your backs! hehe. Have a lovely day.

Logos

I am currently working on designing a couple of logo examples for my new site. My goal is to have the new site up this weekend. **fingers crossed!!! **