My mission is to help you learn how to live life on your terms. My goal is to make a positive difference in your life. – Maryanne
  • 7 DAYS OF MINDFULNESS-BASED MEDITATIONS – FREE
    With these short meditations – one for every day of the week – you’ll learn a simple way of beginning or ending your day with balance, perspective, and confidence to live life on your terms. Sign me up
  • Social Healing
    It’s a big topic for this newsletter. I was inspired to write about it when I heard Angel Kyodo Williams talk about in on On Being.  She’s a Zen priest, and came by it as a gay African American. Gayness liberated her from her Baptist upbringing, and freed her to begin to take in points of view... Read more about Social Healing
  • Trigger -> Behavior -> Reward -> Repeat
    Trigger. Behavior. Reward. An evolutionary mechanism within us that’s meant to help us survive. Triggers are always about survival.  In the simplest sense, we see or feel something that scares us or is uncomfortable; we respond in some way that minimizes that feeling; we’re rewarded by feeling the opposite.  For instance, our stomach begins to... Read more about Trigger -> Behavior -> Reward -> Repeat