Beautiful Blogger


My First Blog Nomination!

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you Summer from: Grow Your Inner Self,


A bouquet of Flowers in appreciation!


To do:

1  Write a post about the award and include the award picture.

2 Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

(The next two tasks I have done, but I do not require the following two steps…unless you desire to fulfill these tasks).

3 Nominate seven other blogs and include links as well as a quick statement about that blog.

4 Write a comment on each of the blogs to tell them you nominated them.


Seven blogs that I found interesting:

Traveleum: Travel the world, and never leave home, breathtaking photos:

Dear Kitty. Some Blog: the most interesting site! Love the birds, and all pertinent information about everything!

T Smith Knowles, Art and Design:

The Sentient Mouse, a poetic blog by Mark E. North:

The Higher Density Blog: love is always the answer: Music archives!

P E A C E, People Excited About Co-Existence:

Cave of Mine, historical music collection:


What a difficult choice, too many interesting blogs to choose from!

A Guided Meditation to Enlightenment


A Guided Meditation by Tara Brach, PhD.

She takes us to the place where we are one with God and Nature,

which is our true self.

This is a four part, 4 hour 37 minute – Introduction to the Art, Science and Practice of Meditation (combined into one file).
Part 1: Mindfulness of Sensations and Breath. Part 2: Mindfulness of Emotions. Part 3: Mindfulness of Thoughts. Part 4: Living from Presence. 


Tara earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute, with a dissertation exploring meditation as a therapeutic modality in treating addiction. She went on to complete a five-year Buddhist teacher training program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, under the guidance of Jack Kornfield. Working as both a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher, she found herself naturally blending these two powerful traditions—introducing meditation to her therapy clients and sharing western psychological insights with meditation students. This synthesis has evolved, in more recent years, into Tara’s groundbreaking work in training psychotherapists to integrate mindfulness strategies into their clinical work.

In 1998, Tara founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), which is now one of the largest and most dynamic non-residential meditation centers in the United States.