patience

A Lesson in Compassion

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | September 24th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: acceptance, addiction, addicts, anger, anxiety, Aspberger’s syndrome, compassion, crime, drug abuse, drugs, fear, high school, intolerance, methadone clinic, neighbors, obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD, opiates, patience, protest, protesters, protestors, safety, understanding

CompassionIn the east end of my city is a methadone clinic, a safe place where opiate addicts can ingest a less harmful substitute under the supervision of doctors and addiction specialists. This clinic is new, operating out of a pharmacy in a residential area.

Concerned residents, led by a university student who lives in the area, are outraged that a methadone clinic was opened without consulting the neighborhood, though it adheres to the city’s bylaw that clinics in residential areas serve no more than 40 people.

The group has taken to photographing the addicts as they come and go, which has, of course, created an environment of fear and shame among those who use the clinic, already prone, as addicts often are, to fear and shame.

These protesters insist that they’re only taking photographs so that “if crime increases,” they’ll have shots of the “likely criminals.”

The media story around this has inspired equal anger on the parts of many citizens, who have sent e-mails filled with threats and accusations to the protesters. An eye for an eye, it would seem.

The Thing About Overthinking

Bee Bosnak by Bee Bosnak | June 5th, 2012 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: be present, believe in myself, contentment, dream, expectations, fear, inner critic, inner wisdom, inspiration, intention, limiting beliefs, overthink, patience, purpose, self-compassion, self-doubt, shift, stillness, transformation, trust, writer's block, Yoga

Overthinking

There is no rush, there is only now. Tapping into patience.

I haven’t written in the past ten days. Writer’s block, stuck in a rut, loss of inspiration … you name it. I’ve come to terms with the fact that my writing usually happens when I write from a place of inspiration and peace, instead of fear and must.

In the past year, something has shifted within me. It is both confusing and wonderful. I cannot put my finger on exactly what is going on, but it seems to be happening in just the right way. One of my favorite quotes is by Arthur Rubinstein: “There are no formulas for living the life you secretly dream about, because if you simply accept and welcome life, it’ll reveal itself to you.”

Grace Under Fire: Finding the Courage Within to Make a Change

YOGANONYMOUS by YOGANONYMOUS | February 2nd, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships, Yoga | tags: bad habits, change, courage, emotional reactions, emotions, grace under fire, interactions, mindfulness, negative patterns, patience, positive thinking, react, Relationships, Yoga, yoganonymous

Grace Under Fire

by Tania Kazi

There comes a time in life when the old ways begin to peel and shed away.

This happens when you start to notice one too many undesirable patterns recurring in your life. You vow to change things, but the patterns keep reemerging with renewed force. The wise thing to do, one hears, is to step back, take a deep breath and reaffirm your intent to break away from the pattern. To stop doing that which repeatedly gives birth to an environment that accentuates the gray and uncertain hues of life in the core of your existence. This is where courage comes in. Lots of it.

Dancing Warrior: A Humble Yoga Sequence Teaches Strength

Kathryn Budig by Kathryn Budig | September 21st, 2011 | 6 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: aim true, Aim True Yoga DVD, dancing warrior, fear, happiness, home, Kathryn Budig, love, patience, reverse warrior, Reverse Warrior Pose, side angle pose, strength, vinyasa, warrior, warrior 1, warrior 2, Warrior I, Warrior II pose, warrior one, Warrior One Pose, Warrior Pose, warrior two, Warrior Two Pose, Yoga, yoga breathing techniques, yoga flow, yoga poses, yoga sequence

Dancing Warrior

No matter what
No matter where
It’s always home
If love is there.

I grew up with this quote hanging on our kitchen wall. As a little girl, I admired the fine needlework (yes, I grew up in Kansas) rather than the actual message embedded in the thread. As I’ve grown in life and with my yoga practice, I’ve come to fully understand the power behind this simple message. Home and comfort reside in the small things, and love is magically woven into every crevice of our lives when we learn to let go of the story we’re telling ourselves and open our eyes.

Servin’ It Up Family Style

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | March 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: balanced diet, buffet, children, choices, cooking, decision-making, diet, different, dinner, family, family-style dining, father, food, food waste, healthy-eating, kids, kitchen table, manners, meals, mealtime, mother, motherhood, parenting, parents, pasta, patience, portions, recipe, salad, self-esteem, serving, sharing, sugar, supper, try, vegetables, water, water pitcher

Family-Style Dinner

I think it’s safe to say that one of the things we modern-day moms do a bit more than our moms did is baby our kids, especially when it comes to what they eat. Some of this is good, of course. Regulating intake of sugar and processed foods is probably not something best left up to people whose idea of a balanced meal is beef jerky and fruit snacks. But at some point, kids need to learn to make their own good choices, right? When and how we do that is each family’s decision, but for me the food thing was getting ridiculous.

Timing Is Everything: What to Do When Your Soulmate’s Not Showing Up on Time

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | November 23rd, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, attracting love, divine timing, finding your soulmate, love, manifestation, patience, Relationships, romance, searching for love, soul mate, soulmate, The Soulmate Secret, waiting for love

Woman with a clock on her headHello Arielle and Brian,

I have a question for you I am hoping you can clarify. I have placed my order with the Universe for a soulmate. I’ve noticed that many people manifest at different time frames, some very fast, while others take a long time. It’s been more than a year since I placed my order and my soulmate has still not arrived. Does this mean that I am doing something wrong, or the Universe feels I am not ready? Any help would be appreciated. I am stumped on this.

Infinite Patience: An Exercise from Patricia Moreno

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | February 23rd, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth | tags: exercise, Fitness, infinite patience, patience, Patricia Moreno, stress, stress-relief, well-being, wellness

My desire is strong
I have infinite patience
I am powerful now
I am light
I have control
of my life
I am devoted
I feel strong
I have the will
To carry on
I am in it to win it
It is done, it is done

How to Survive Parenting Challenges

Gay and Katie Hendricks by Gay and Katie Hendricks | January 31st, 2008 | 3 Comments
topic: Relationships | tags: family, parenting, patience

These are challenging times for parents. In our own lifespan we’ve known or been around three different types of parenting challenges.

For our grandparents, the challenges were of the most basic kind: getting enough to eat and trying to keep children alive. My grandparents lost one child at birth, at a time when nearly all births were home-births, and came close to losing my mother to the malaria that was rampant at that time in Florida.