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Oct 06

Cutting My Hair

cutting-my-hair-1I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, elevated enough so that I could see my reflection in the mirror before me. I asked her to take a photo from the back to show my long tresses, flowing in waves and soft curls almost down to my waist. This was going to be a big change, and I wanted to have a visual memory of it.

For almost my entire life I’ve worn my hair long, with the exception of two short periods in my childhood that I decided to experiment – which turned out poorly – and four years in college where I wore my curls about chin length. I’ve strongly identified myself with the image of long hair – but is it Who I Am?

Recently, I’ve been revisiting this image, and the attachment I have towards aspects of myself, superficial or internal. The need to be the expert and to know what I’m doing. To shy away from getting dirty. To avoid taking risks. And, on a surface level, a woman with long hair. I’ve limited myself by these ideas of who I am. Continue Reading »

Feb 25

Registration open for Conscious Embodiment Retreat!

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amaryllis at farmI’m thrilled to offer a new day-long retreat for connecting to your Self, Community, and the Divine through your body and nature.

Join me at the Conscious Embodiment one-day retreat on Saturday, May 14th in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Adult program as well as an amazing kid’s deep nature connection program for ages 6-12.

The day will be spent on an idyllic farm, secluded in nature with a creek running through it, abundant flowers, hiking trails, and a meditative pond. Yoga, meditation, creative expression, and many ways of being embodied will fill our day, as we explore and share together in the springtime energies. A delicious vegetarian lunch included.

For more information and registration: https://awakeningself.com/ministry/conscious-embodiment/ Continue Reading »

Jun 09

Tranquility

Posted in: Consciousness, Meditation, Nature, Peace, Quiet, Thoughts, Tranqulity | Comments Off on Tranquility Tags: , , ,

conniehabash_waterlily_spirituality_counseling_psychotherapy_meditationImagine sitting by the shore of a pond. There is a gentle breeze, just enough to tickle you, on a balmy, warm day. You can hear birds singing, talking to one another, with spacious periods of serene silence in-between. At the near edge of the pond is a grouping of lily pads, with several pale pink blossoms opening themselves to the sun. Other than the occasional duck that paddles by, the water is smooth as glass, undisturbed and reflective. Continue Reading »

Apr 17

New Perspective

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P1050804I remember back in college my Sociology teacher gave us an interesting assignment. For the next week, he told us, we needed to drive to and from our home by different routes each day. We were then to reflect on how the experience affected us.

Recently, I revisited this practice at my office, when my husband had taken my car for the day. This forced me to walk to lunch, rather than driving to one of my favorite spots.

Walking down a street that I usually drive down was a very different experience. Waiting at the crosswalk, ambling over to the other side of the street, and strolling along the roses growing next to the sidewalk was refreshing. It slowed me down and allowed me to actually see and appreciate what was around me. Continue Reading »

Apr 09

Are You Sick And Tired Of It?

Posted in: Choices, Consciousness, Create, Manifestation, Patience, Sick, Thoughts, Tired | Comments Off on Are You Sick And Tired Of It? Tags: , , ,

sickandtired_conniehabash_counseling_psychotherapy_spirituality_yogaIt’s part 2 of my Not-So Patient Patient story. Yeah, believe it or not.

Now I’m going on 8 weeks of having some sort of bug – I would seem to be almost over one ailment, and then I’d catch something else.

I believe that I’m just about over this cycle. But the journey has deepened, in unexpected ways.

My new-found patience led me to explore my internal attitudes. What thought was I holding onto in my consciousness? What could be behind this perpetuated illness? Continue Reading »