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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 […]

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 […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Storytelling’

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

‘Tell the story’… about what happened and what you may have been feeling when it happened. ‘It’s okay’ to not quite understand our feelings, thoughts, or bodily sensations. Difficult situations can leave us confused and sometimes frightened. As parents we can be attentive by listening closely and by helping our children to facilitate their ‘stories’ […]

Mindfully You, ‘Be Yourself’

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The miracle of ‘you’ is simply being yourself… It’s being comfortable in your own ‘skin’… It’s accepting you are enough without the need to compare to others… It’s perfectly okay just to be ‘YOU’. Take care of yourself and befriend all that you are… Nurture yourself… Be appreciative for who you are and the gifts […]

Before you Speak… THINK!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The power of our words can have a lasting impact on another person’s state of mind… and state of being. We must ask ourselves before speaking how we would like the other to feel upon hearing our words. Our words can and do make a difference in the lives of others, and it is important […]

The ‘Inner Critic’

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

We all wrestle from time to time with that little ‘inner critic’ inside our head – the one that may routinely send us negative messages about ourselves. For example, “I am not good enough”… “I will never be able to do this”… “I cannot do anything right”, etc. Subsequently, we may fixate on the feelings […]

Bodhi: ‘Goals’

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Setting and achieving goals in life requires a clear intent- a quality of intent. What are we reaching for… and what is its value- both intrinsically & extrinsically? To sustain our goals, we must cultivate and remember with abiding intent. Can we sustain them may depend upon what we truly learn and apply along the […]

A,B,C of Mindfulness

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Awareness is openly & curiously paying direct attention to things as they are right here and now. Balance is observing objects or events in our awareness with relaxed alertness, with not too much or too little effort. Care is purposefully being aware because it really matters for us and for others.