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‘Happiness’

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Happiness is a way of being. It means figuring out ways in which we can be happy despite what we might experience on occasion. Happiness has much to do with the big “A” word- ATTITUDE- even in the face of mildly to moderately negative events that may routinely occur in our day-to-day lives. How we […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Generosity’

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

To give is an act of kindness. It is something we should work on doing all year long… and something we should actively encourage in one another- the values of giving, helping, and sharing. Acts of generosity tend to be contagious especially in families, organizations, and communities that openly talk with one another about them. […]

Mindfulness 1,2,3

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

In this moment, we take pause, SLOW DOWN, and open up some space to receive what is happening. Receptive and curious, we naturally CALM DOWN and find EASE in the moment as we explore the NEWNESS of our experience. Regardless of the content in our present moment experience, we are KIND and COMPASSIONATE to BEFRIEND […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Take Pause’

Friday, December 30th, 2016

To enjoy the ‘ride’ of life… we need to be able to put on the brakes for a moment or two… or three, etc… and simply take pause. We need to find time to unplug from all the stimulation, and to give ourselves a little ‘breathing space’. When we take a voluntary “time out”, it […]

Mindfulness 1, 2, 3

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Our Gift of the Present Moment

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Right here & now… we are directly and intimately in this time & space. With gratitude this present moment is a joyful gift of knowing we are alive & aware of our aliveness. Moment by moment, the gift of our presence is real & immediate absent of what conceptually may have been… or what may […]

The ‘Inside Job’ of Happiness

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Happiness is a ‘seed’ we grow from within. It is something inherent to us all as human beings. To flourish, we have to learn to work with this ‘seed’ in order to cultivate genuine contentment, peace, and harmony. Self-awareness and self-reflection can help us to discover the abundance we already have within us, and free […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Gratitude’

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Each morning when you awaken, try to remember to give gratitude for the day. Treat each day as if it were a gift. Open your heart and extend ‘thanks’ for other gifts in your life such as family, friends, home, food, etc. Just doing this every morning can help change your attitude about your day […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Shaping Your Brain’

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Our brain is always changing with new experiences. By changing the way we pay attention- by shifting or focusing our attention- we are creating new experiences. With new experiences, our brain cells or neurons come to life and ‘fire’ with activation. This integrated activity of neural or brain cell ‘firing’ also leads to new neural […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Resilience’

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Resilience is strengthening our ability to skillfully accept, cope, and adjust to stressful, adverse, or difficult situations. It’s our ability to ‘bounce back’… to recover… and to move on with things. Resilience is nourished with positive emotions and experiences. Kids need to be kids. They need to discover the pleasure & humor of life. They […]