My Pivotal “Oprah” Moment

Cara Bradley Human Potential, On The Verge 6 Comments

There are moments in life when time stands still, the world seems to pause and everything goes quiet. These moments seem to last forever, for better or worse. You know those big vivid moments, when your world instantly turns upside down, demanding your full attention, and later you seem to remember every sensation. These are pivotal moments, like when a …

If you need to solve a problem, go out for a walk.

Cara Bradley BodyMind Training, On The Verge, Yoga 2 Comments

My philosophy is if you need to solve a problem, go out for a walk. Get some fresh air and clear your mind, and you’re likely to return home with your answer. Move and breathe in rhythm for a prolonged period of time, and you’ll settle down. Move your body in rhythm, and you’ll calm your mind. Move your body …

The Strange Thing I’m Thankful For This Year

Cara Bradley Human Potential, On The Verge, Truthtelling 0 Comments

Being a sassy /anti-anything standard kind of gal, I’d like to offer an alternative view on “giving thanks” this Thanksgiving. Instead of the obvious “give thanks for what you have,” I’m looking at it from a different perspective. I’m giving thanks for this year’s “NO’s.” Yep, you read that correctly. I am grateful for the No’s I’ve experienced, the silent …

Ruminating on Fall, Chaos, and Drinking

Cara Bradley Crazy Busy Life, Parenting, Truthtelling 2 Comments

The shift from summer to fall is officially happening. I am ridiculously busy right now (and my kids are out of the house!). I’m sure you’re nodding your head; you get how chaotic crazy busy can feel. The cool thing I noticed, however, is that my days are so freakin’ jam-packed that I have no time to freak out. I …

What Truly Matters Most?

Cara Bradley Truthtelling 5 Comments

I’ve been shifting and sorting through the levels of my psyche, searching for the words to describe the core of what truly matters most to me. To be honest, it’s grueling and often messy work, and not for the faint-hearted. As I wrote about in my last post, “Standing on Shaky Ground,” excavating through the layers of expectation and disappointment …

Standing on Shaky Ground

Cara Bradley Human Potential, Truthtelling 6 Comments

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahil Gibran Buddhists use the term bardo to represent a transition or shift from one realm to another, oftentimes from birth to death. It’s said that when in a bardo, one’s consciousness is not connected with a physical body and one experiences a variety of phenomena in which one has no …