Renee TarantowskiDec 16, 2017

Asking for a Sign

Do you ever ask God or the Divine for a sign?

I do.  All.the.time. 

Once I asked for a sign if I should have another baby . . . and I was already pregnant.  Then I asked for a sign if this should be my last one and . . . I nearly died in childbirth!  That's a pretty good sign!

The past few years I keep asking for signs that don't require me to get last rights.  The Divine and I have a pretty good gig going right now.  

Tonight on my way to church I was thinking about things I started but didn't finish because I didn't believe in myself.  Naturally my thoughts came to this blog, how it started just by listening to the voice in my head, how it all seemed to work.  I love the idea of being the 5 Minute Mindfulness Momma but really . . . does anyone care?  Will it make a difference?

During the Homily he ended with suggesting that people take 5 minutes a day to be silent, to be still and just leave all the distractions behind.  I smiled and my eyes filled with tears.  And I thought--dang that was a quick response.

I'll see you Monday on Facebook for another 5 minutes!

Renee TarantowskiDec 15, 2017

Loving Kindness Prayer

I'm loving the nickname Five Minute Mindfulness Mom! Let's call it 5MMM for short.  

This week we began our 5 minutes of quiet time each day and I've had some great feedback.  In today's session I read a prayer and I wanted to share it here too.  It is simple.  It is beautiful.  It is exactly what we need.

Feel free to print it out, add it to the background of your phone . . . take a screenshot--what ever it takes to bring yourself back to center and remember to begin with mindfulness.

Renee TarantowskiDec 14, 2017

Our Daily Bread/Meditation

Today began my public daily meditation practice on the facebook page.  

Honestly, I'm a little nervous about doing this.  Why?  I'm not sure.  It is me, sitting in silence with whoever shows up or watches later . . . I'm offering myself in a vulnerable way.  That is what makes me a tad nervous.  

I'm almost to the point where I don't really care what people think . . . most of the time I'm in that place . . . but doubt creeps in every so often.  

If you want to set up a meditation in 2018, you know where to find me --> here.

Renee TarantowskiDec 13, 2017

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a cookbook author, food photographer, and chef.

Fast forward to now . . . I take great pictures of food capturing the layers of local flavors and the essence of the season.

I joyfully cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day--that doesn't make me a chef but makes my family very happy.

Cookbooks . . . I've given up on the idea that most people want to actually cook vs. look at pictures of food.  If someone asks, I gladly explain the inspiration behind a dish.

Today I'm cooking potato soup with onions and celery.  Salt and Pepper.  Insanely simple and soulful.  One of my favorite creations that takes on a life of its own.  

Renee TarantowskiDec 10, 2017

Sunday Pierogi

Today I made homemade pierogis . . . 

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