mindful practice :: a heart coloring page.

heart coloring page please enjoy this hand-drawn heart coloring page for your coloring pleasure.  use this as you’d like to color in the lines, or color around the lines, leaving space for the light ((white)) to show through.  as you color, allow your mind to release the to-do lists and to reset.  allow your mind […]

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on noticing.

A practice :: in this moment, whether you gather at the table to unwind or pause with this post, notice what happens within your body as you breathe deeply.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.  Breathe all the way through to your belly.  Notice what surrounds you.  What gifts “show up” throughout your day?  A falling leaf, bringing you […]

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color dots. a practice on focus and attention.

a sweet download to print and add to your journal.  or you can pause and find yourself lost in the color circles.  what color draws you in, speaks to you of what you most need.  if you’re seeking calm, what color expresses calm.  if you seek energy, what color jumps off the page to grab […]

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The Mindfulness Summit

There’s an amazing online treasure trove this month called The Mindfulness Summit.  It is full of guests from around the globe who know mindfulness and speak through their specialities and life experiences.  Each day a new video is added and you can delight in the wisdom found there. from The Mindfulness Summit:: Melli O’Brien of MrsMindfulness.com has gathered over […]

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a video from mrs. mindfulness + The Mindfulness Summit

The images and message of mindfulness in this video by Melli O’Brien of Mrs. Mindfulness is lovely.  Her You Tube channel has a number of good videos to enjoy. There’s an amazing online treasure trove this month called The Mindfulness Summit.  It is full of guests from around the globe who know mindfulness and speak through their specialities and […]

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schedule time to unwind

one of the most important tasks i have is to schedule time to unwind.  reaching this point in the fall semester where deadlines are piling up and our inner resources are at maximum use, we must remember to take care of ourselves.  block 15-20 minutes for yourself to go outside, to meet with a friend, […]

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taking notice.

make room in your day to pause and unwind.  look at the rain caught on the leaves.  notice the beads of water and how they catch the light’s reflection.  get lost in the beauty of a dewdrop.  look up.  notice the sky, the clouds.  breathe deeply, creating room within yourself to notice the beauty that […]

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a page from my journal becomes a gift for you

with my own journalling practice, i like to add pages that hold meaning and color.  though, if i’m really honest with myself ((and i aim to be)), i need pages that hold color then meaning. here’s a page from my journal ready to receive meaning.  i keep creating these watercolor circles, and when the time is […]

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words to live by :: a practice and printable.

we all need a focus to our days that helps us to maintain a mindful purpose.  your call and pursuit of that calling roots you where you are, giving you a space to center yourself within, and to move from that purpose.  your call is likely rooted in some form of caring for others, using […]

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self care secret no. 1.

my self care secret no. 1 ((which is soon not so secret)) is to paint my nails.  i do like having painted nails, though more than that, it’s a time where i force myself to sit still.  i allow each coat to dry before painting the next.  when i know i’m wishing i had time […]

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