awareness

Practical Mindfulness Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving!

                          The holidays.  Just the thought brings up a lot of feelings and emotions. As I write this post, I'm thinking about the person and people who are getting ready for today's family gathering.  You know, the big family Thanksgiving feast that offers [...]

2019-12-11T21:06:24+00:00

Anger and Forgiveness

Anger and Forgiveness   Anger and Forgiveness.... How can we forgive people who’ve done horrible things? Our judgment on the act is a reaction of anger. Can forgiveness and justice co-exist? When something bad happens, we seek justice. We want the wrong-doer(s) to pay. But who made us the justice police? I’m not [...]

2019-12-11T21:02:22+00:00

Amazing…Yes, It Is.

I was once lost, and now I am found.  Each time we experience awareness we become awaken. We were once blind, and now we see. We experience a resurrection of sorts.  We bow our heads with humility and grace, knowing that we forgive ourselves for being less than perfect.  While we strive to succeed through [...]

2019-12-05T05:54:33+00:00

Nature and Intelligence

Nature and intelligence. How smart we humans think we are compared to other animals. With our technology, houses, cars, and adornments. And yet we are ignorant with intelligence compared to even the smallest animals. Take this chipmunk. His/her keen intellect warns of a coming storm, bad weather, danger, and safety. This little animal does not [...]

2017-05-13T22:34:05+00:00

We meet people from all walks of life, with different education, backgrounds, and careers. Recently, Dr. Deb met with a person who is recently divorced after 50 years of marriage. Throughout the years he relied on alcohol to suppress stress. His question, "Why did it take me so long (to decide to make the change)?" [...]

2017-01-09T16:21:50+00:00

Mindfulness, Myths, and More!

I will admit that seeing the title of Mindful Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Barry Boyce, recent email blast: 5 things people get wrong about mindfulness, an immediate thought came to mind, “Yeah, I can think of more than 5.” Noticing my immediate thought, I made the decision to take a mindful pause from my day and read [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00

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 [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00

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 [...]

2019-12-11T21:10:09+00:00

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 [...]

2019-12-11T21:11:18+00:00

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 [...]

2019-12-11T21:12:12+00:00
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