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How to Shift Your Focus When You Feel Stuck

In 2020, it has been easy to feel overwhelmed by emotions and everything that has been going on around the world. Managing through a global pandemic is a challenge that few have ever experienced before and as a result we can often feel like our emotions are out of whack and and like you’re stuck

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This Holiday Season, Give Yourself the Gift of Compassion

This holiday season, we’ve been tasked with attempting to celebrate and connect during a pandemic. The good news is that a mindful compassion practice can help us to remember, that by slowing down, we have the ability to navigate this time with care and kindness. Meeting this moment starts with remembering that compassion and kindness

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Why Mindfulness is About More Than Learning How to Relax

I first started learning mindfulness as a way to learn how to manage my anxiety but I ended up getting so much more out of it. I titled this post that mindfulness is about so much more than learning how to relax because learning how to meditate is really only the tip of the iceberg

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How To Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness (in the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn) is the act of paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment with an attitude of kindness, curiosity and non-judgement. This act of paying attention, the ability to be fully present and aware helps us to choose our response in the moment and to not become overwhelmed with

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Why You Should Have a Gratitude Practice

Starting a gratitude practice is one of the best things that I have done for myself recently. It has helped me to recognize the good things in my life during moments of stress, has helped me to feel less overwhelmed, and to feel more joy and ease in my day. But don’t just take my

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Being Mindful Doesn’t Mean We’re In Control

Being mindful, is about being in the moment. It gives us the chance to choose our response to a situation. However, mindfulness ≠ equal control. Why? Because “control” means that we are able to restrain our emotions or actions. But mindfulness is actually about respecting, accepting and relating with our emotions.  We (myself included) talk

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How Mindful Walking Can Help You to Connect With Your Senses

There is probably nothing I love more than getting outside and taking a walk. When we walk mindfully we can take in the sights, smells and sounds in our surroundings. It’s another way of engaging in a mindfulness practice.  Walking can provide us with an opportunity to connect to our senses and support our relationship to

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This Is Why I Meditate

At this point I have been meditating for 6 years. I first started in 2014 when I was waiting for my 4th neurosurgery and I was having a difficult time dealing with the uncertainty of my future and the unknown of when my surgery would be. So I started learning mindfulness as a way to

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How to Make Meditation a Part of Your Daily Habit

We’ve talked about learning what mindfulness is,  how to meditate, and the first steps to take in your practice. Now it’s time to talk more about making it part of your daily practice so that it becomes a habit. How to make Meditating Part of your Daily Routine For me, I like to meditate first

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