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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guided meditation :: warmth and welcome.

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guided meditation :: wide open space.

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Behind the Urgency

When feeling urgent, you must slow down. – from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo Again and again, I am reminded for the need to slow down.  to pause.  to inhale and exhale.  There is a time and place to act in urgency, and a time and a place to pause, reflect, sit. As […]

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spring in your step.

these spring days are unfolding before us.  we have renewed energy, noticing the sun a bit brighter.  we notice the brightest of colors opening before us as the daffodils, tulips, and flowering trees bloom. along with the spring’s unfolding and renewed energy, more is being asked in return.  as our energy returns, expectations are heightened, […]

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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. 2

self care secret no. 2 is surprising.  schedule self care.  make a mark in your day planner.  set an alarm.  plan ahead how you’ll spend that time taking care of yourself … then … follow through.  you’ll be amazed how a regularly scheduled self care practice can make a difference in how you feel. a […]

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