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Life Lessons From a One Legged Bird

It is amazing how much you can learn about life by watching nature. My husband and I took a week to rest and relax on the beautiful beaches of Florida. Each morning I got up and walked along the shoreline. Afterwards I couldn’t have felt more relaxed. It was a perfect exercise of mindfulness, gratitude, [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Life Lessons From a One Legged Bird

Why You Need Self-Care and How To Do It

Why is it that if you suggest to a woman that she practice self-care that she has trouble with it? Do you know of any guys who have trouble doing the things they like? Self-care to some women sounds like such a luxury that they can’t afford it. Or they may feel selfish for doing [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why You Need Self-Care and How To Do It

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Do you know that mindfulness is a wonderful tool for stress reduction, and that you can do it any time, any place? You may even wonder what it is all about. It is about being present and in the moment. For when you are truly in the moment, there is no room for you to [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Relationships

Mindfulness is a way to transform yourself as well as your relationships. When we talk about mindfulness, we are talking about awareness-simply being present without judgments. Notice your thoughts and feelings and don’t label them. Just allow them to be there, don’t attach any meaning, positive or negative. Mindfulness has been shown to help people [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Mindfulness in Relationships

Mindful Self-Compassion

We all experience tough times in life, whether it is events that occur, challenging relationships, anxiety or depression. Soften-Soothe-Allow is a wonderful practice to use if you are struggling with difficult emotions-as we all do from time to time. This exercise is taken from a Mindful Self-Compassion course written by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. [...]

By | May 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion

If you are not familiar with Mindful Self Compassion, you might want to look at the website www.CenterForMSC.org. There are several resources that are wonderful for everyone, as we all struggle in some way shape or form. Whether or not you have an anxiety disorder or depression, or are human, you will benefit. Life is [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Mindful Self-Compassion

Loving Kindness Meditation

This week I wanted to share a meditation for yourself as well as a loved one. Its called Loving Kindness Meditation. I’ve paraphrased this from several meditation books and workshops. I do not know if there is an original author to give credit. Of course when we love someone we want them to be happy [...]

By | November 15th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Loving Kindness Meditation

Mindful Self-Compassion

I went to a wonderful workshop yesterday on Mindful Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience put on by Kristin Neff, PhD. Mindful self-compassion is about treating oneself with care and understanding vs. judgment. It’s a practice of actively soothing and comforting oneself. It’s a little difference than mindfulness meditation as that practice has you sitting with emotions, [...]

By | November 8th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindfulness In Everyday Life

I wanted to share one more mindfulness exercise with you so show you how simple this is to weave into your day. It’s a wonderful way to de-stress, reduce anxiety and enjoy the moment. This is mindfully washing the dishes. Many of you may think-ugh, I’m not going to wash dishes by hand, and I’m [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Mindfulness In Everyday Life

Mindfulness Meditation in Your Back Yard

Sit in your back yard or a park. Take a few deep breaths in, and out…. in and out. Notice your ribs and chest going up as you breathe in and down as you breathe out. Your body will start to relax as you take the air in and out. Notice your surroundings. What to [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Mindfulness Meditation in Your Back Yard