Mindfulness

The Messy Meaning of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. The word is getting attention.  The meaning of the word is getting attention.  Take Mindful Magazine’s recent response to New York Times’ “The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness.” I read both articles.  I will admit that my first learning of the two articles came as an email from Mindful Magazine landing in my inbox; I’m [...]

By |2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00April 29th, 2015|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindful Dressing…and We’re not Talking about the Turkey

Photo courtesy of411 Top Floor When building and running a successful business helping people increase happiness, mindfulness, and reducing stress one thing has become crystal clear: People want to feel good about themselves and people want others to feel good about them. We all want to be liked.  We all want people to feel good [...]

Mindful Listening

Through mindfulness I am a better listener.  I don’t mean some kind of Zen-like hear the sounds of waves, the rumbling of my stomach pre-lunch, or what the air feels like against my ears.  I mean listening as in to pay attention to someone or something and different than before; better than before.  I’d add [...]

By |2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00September 17th, 2014|Change, Mindfulness|1 Comment

Mindful Change

Change.  Change is constant yet people resist change.  There are many reasons why people resist change; everything from it’s too different from what is ‘normal’ to being forced to change. Though this is true reality, so are the advantages to change.  I find that many people already know benefits of change.  Heck, I’ve feel the [...]

By |2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00September 16th, 2014|Change, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness, Parenting, and Rewards: What We Can Learn from Young George Washington

In today’s world, it seems like everyone gets a reward.  Kids get rewarded for just showing up.  Heck, attend any kid’s birthday party and even the guests receive a gift.  I’ve done this myself…those outrageous goodie bags – when did that start, anyhow? Back to rewards. As parents, what do we reward?  Do we reward [...]

Mindful Eating on Fat Tuesday

It’s just about lunchtime and I’m wondering about how people are fairing on their fare this Fat Tuesday.  Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the day of feasting before the fast.  Days before Fat Tuesday, food establishments such as restaurants and even grocery stores market to consumers with slogans of indulging in great feasts.  Usually these attempts [...]

By |2016-11-21T18:37:31+00:00March 4th, 2014|Mindfulness, Uncategorized, Wellness|0 Comments

Commitment

During this time of flux, commitment is in the forefront. The question to ponder, reflect, and ultimately answer is: Are we willing to do whatever it takes? This is different than hooking on details, history, past decisions, mistakes, goals, etc. When making this decision, we can no longer hold on to what prevents us from [...]

By |2016-11-21T18:37:31+00:00February 8th, 2013|Mindfulness|0 Comments

8 Ways to Live Mindfully

Mindful or Mind Full? As Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. (1990) states, “mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness” (p. 11) where we pay attention to the things of ordinary life giving us new insights to our lives through relaxation, awareness, being present, and through insight. Perhaps your mind is full with endless to-do lists, resolutions, and other stuff like [...]

By |2016-11-21T18:37:31+00:00January 31st, 2013|Mindfulness|0 Comments