A Post-Valentines Day Message: Empty-Handed, Full-Hearted

empty-handed, full-hearted

We often load ourselves up when we travel, because we want to be prepared for various situations. This burden of being prepared leaves us with our arms full, unable to receive whatever is there when we arrive. It leaves us tired from carrying, so that we are not happy when we meet someone new on […]

Help, I can’t stop thinking!


Many of us feel that our thoughts are out of our control. We think about work long after we have left, we worry about the future and keep going over things that have gone wrong in the past. Meanwhile, life seems to be slipping by. Modern psychology also recognises that compulsive thinking can lead us […]

Mindful Moments with Brenda Strausz: My Love Letter to the World


I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.~ Mother Teresa I remember talking to a friend in high school where I berated myself for not being able to play an instrument or sing or dance well. “Oh Brenda, don’t you see?” she […]



I have a confession to make! I am generally a very healthy eater. I’m usually mindful of what I put in my body and how it makes me feel. I enjoy knowing that I’m fueling my body and mind in a way that will enhance my health, energy, and well being. So how exactly did […]

Mindful Moments with Brenda Strausz: Living in the Moment


When we fret about the past or worry about the future we are greatly impacting the present moment. Real mindfulness means being consciously, compassionately, and nonjudgmentally present to what is happening right now. When you live mindfully you taste the juiciness of the orange you are eating, you notice the sparkle in your child’s eyes, […]

Life’s Greatest Gift – Make The Right Choices!


What is life’s greatest gift? It is free will or choice. Choice is the ability to select one course of action from a set of alternatives to achieve a goal. What is so great about choice? It transforms us from dumb animals into artists. Each of us becomes another Michelangelo, for choice is nothing other […]