Cheryl’s Blog

My thoughts on mindfulness, upcoming events, and more.

Cheryl’s Blog

My thoughts on mindfulness, upcoming events, and more.

Meditation: Comfort Food for Your Mind

Meditation: Comfort Food for Your Mind

“There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen As I held the bowl of my Grandma’s rice pudding out to my friend I noticed a crack in the edge of the spiral pattern. The green-blue glaze over the humble clay reminded me of the water...

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The Sensual Practice of Mindful Eating

The Sensual Practice of Mindful Eating

My basket was filled with magic from the Earth. The deep orange beats glowed with an outer space like quality. The dark, purple-green, nutrient-packed kale waited to be massaged with fresh lemon juice and then tossed with avocado and parmesan cheese for the best raw...

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Magic and Mindfulness at Minglewood

Magic and Mindfulness at Minglewood

The petals are cool and silky against my fingers as I plant the first flower in the center of the spiral.   My fellow Forest Bathers carefully place their hiking boots on the rich soil as they add their bit of magic to our piece of earth art.      ...

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The Value of Limbo and Vulnerability

The Value of Limbo and Vulnerability

“Everybody wants to be somebody, nobody wants to grow.” ~ Goethe The blustery wind soared through the trees making me shiver, despite the overall mildness of the spring day. I was rushing along the beautiful woodland path mindlessly, oblivious to the wildflowers,...

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Luck of the Polish

Luck of the Polish

Rain spilled over the gutters of our old house on Brunswick Court as I sat on the front porch for the last time. It was the day of closing, both literally and figuratively. The new owners, a family where the husband is a professor at Wake Forest University, just like...

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Lessons from The Dolphins: The Wonder of Going Deep

Lessons from The Dolphins: The Wonder of Going Deep

Swimming with wild dolphins in the Caribbean taught me that looking below the surface reveals an entirely new world. I realized that most of my life had been spent safely in the shallows of my beliefs and my relationships. I’d like to share the story about how I...

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Waking Up With Hummingbird

Waking Up With Hummingbird

I had a magically-real encounter with Hummingbird this week. I’m in the midst of an essence-based, change process with my Mentor, Robin Rice. My wow-moment happened as I was sitting at our kitchen table listening to Robin guide me through a meditation designed to draw...

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Mindfulness Workshop at Minglewood, May 6

Mindfulness Workshop at Minglewood, May 6

Imagine spending the day Forest Bathing as you mindfully wander in the woods and gardens, enjoy a homegrown lunch, and play with nature mandalas with old and new friends. I've teamed up Margie Imus to offer you this magical, healing adventure on Saturday, May 6, 9:45...

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How To Practice Loving Kindness Meditation

How To Practice Loving Kindness Meditation

The Buddhist practice of metta has been in use for over 2500 years. Also called Loving Kindness it is one of the most powerful meditation practices I've worked with in my 13-year practice, and is also one of the forms of mediation that is most thoroughly researched. I...

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