Tag Archives: mindfulness

FMM 11 2 18 Calm Energy

“Good words cool more than cold water.” ~  John Ray. In high school my classmates and I were lucky enough to have the same ‘form teacher’ (I guess in the US he would be called our home-room teacher) for five years.  I say lucky, because he was one of those rare teachers, a man who […]

FMM 10 5 18 Greatest Good

“The countenance of one man brighteneth another; Iron sharpeneth iron” ~ Joseph Hill, Culture.  I have never doubted the power of the mind.  My mother was a strong believer in mind over matter.  It mostly had to do with you ignoring all of those things you wanted to use as excuses not to get a […]

FMM 5 13 16 Be more, Do more, Want less

“We can’t be useful to ourselves unless we’re useful to others.”~Dalai Lama. When I stepped into my bathroom the other morning, I had a memory of early mornings in the hills of Jamaica.  A cool breeze would steal in through the open window, warning you of how cold the unheated water might be.  Outside the […]

FMM 4 8 16 Breathtaking

“The poet doesn’t invent.  He listens.” ~ Jean Cocteau. April is National Poetry Month.  I heard a challenge on the radio, to create a poem based on the numbers in your zip code.  Each line should contain the same number of words as the numbers in your zip code.  Ever since I heard this challenge […]

FMM 6 5 15 Pay Attention!

“Be curious, not judgmental”~ Walt Whitman.  I am descended from a set of adventurers, on both sides of my family tree.  Unlike those who declared they were off to ‘discover’ the world, I am pretty sure my great grandfathers were simply looking for opportunities to take care of their families.  And so they boarded ships […]

FMM 3 6 15 Fret not, fear not

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere” ~Glenn Turner.   Have you ever thought of giving advice to your younger self?  If you could travel back in time, perhaps to when you were a young teenager, what would you say?  What lesson have you learnt […]

FMM 10 31 14 Push Pause

 “We do not heal the past by dwelling there. We heal the past by living in the present.”~ Marianne Williamson.   We are addicted to technology.  Yesterday, I asked two different groups of students what something meant, and suggested that they look something up.  In both cases, a student immediately reached for their phone, not […]