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Thank you so much Wendy!!! I love following your blog and it touches me deeply. I cannot wait to check out some of the winners. I love Michael’s blog so I am sure that the other winners will be blogs that become part of my daily ritual too!
Namaste my friend!
Jennifer

The Calm Monkey

I am honoured and humbled to receive the Liebster Blog Award. I started this blog only 5 months ago as an extension of the meditation and mindfulness classes I teach in the workplace, and I lovehearing from my followers.

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster is a German word meaning ‘dearest’, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Receivers of this award are asked to:

  1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!

http://anilraheja.wordpress.com is the wonderful blog that nominated me – thank you!

Here are five of my favourite blogs that I follow regularly, and I am…

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Healthy Care for the Caregiver 03/11 by Jennifer R Stevens MA CT | Blog Talk Radio.

Check out tonight’s show.

 

Namaste, Jennifer

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Roshi Joan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Roshi Joan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Photo credit: Upaya)

“Working with the dying, you are constantly

reminded of what matters: 

love, kindness, generosity, and our interconnectedness.”

~~ Roshi Joan Halifax

in Journeying East, by Victoria Jean Dimidjian

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  1. Take some time for yourself. Go fishing, take long bike rides or walks in the woods, or spend a weekend or two alone at the beach.  This allows time to eliminate distractions momentarily.
  2. Don’t take on any news responsibilities.  Give up some.
  3. Allow yourself to cry.  This is a most healthy response because it not only lets out store-up tensions, but it releases toxins from your body.
  4. Deal with your natural anger by venting on things, not people.
  5. Talk with other bereaved fathers and focus on your feelings –not how to help your wife.  There is a good possibility that you need more help than she does.
  6. Talk with your wife about your feelings.  Listen to her.
  7. Accept the fact that men grieve differently from women, and talk to your wife about this.  Let her know your needs.
  8. Read about grief, the feelings and responses that you can expect to occur.  Discuss what you read with other bereaved fathers.
  9. Take one day at a time.  It’s the only way.

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