The word stagnation almost always has negative connotations and for good reason. Staying in the same place, whether it is professionally, personally, or literally, is rarely a positive thing. Let’s take it literally, for a moment. Going to and from work, eating at the same rotation of restaurants, and generally not engaging in new sights, …Continue reading "These are the Mental Health Benefits of Travel"
I am a true believer in the power of journaling, but unlike many, I did not grow up with that practice. While I enjoyed the process, I found myself at times at the point where I did not know what to write about, outside of noting what I am grateful for. Simply writing a daily …Continue reading "30 Awesome Positive Living Journal Prompts"
I have been practicing visualization for years now, and find it one of the most powerful tools to achieve goals and to stay focused on them. Visualization does not – like some gurus might want to tell you – exclude you from taking action – they are rather a tool that in conjunction with deliberate …Continue reading "How To Use Visualization To Achieve Your Goals – 5 Tips"
Insomnia is punishing. It not only ruins your night, it leaves you incapable of functioning at you best the following day. After enough sleep deprivation, you experience emotional and psychological problems, like anxiety, depression, worry, grief, and anger. It’s no wonder people with insomnia look so fervently for a cure. Recent research indicates mindfulness may …Continue reading "How to Lower Your Stress with Mindfulness and Fight Insomnia"
I always hear about things we should give up in order to be successful, such as bad habits, or procrastination. But even if you are managing to leave these behaviors behind, I find it important to focus on what you can add to make your life more richer, more meaningful and more productive. That is …Continue reading "9 Things You Should Add To Your Life To Be Successful"
Hi there, Some of you may have noticed that I have been a little AWOL over the last few days. We have been moving our large family and our business over the weekend, which is always quite an adventure. Yet, mindfulness does not have to be a practice that is only taken seriously when it …Continue reading "Mindful Moving – The Art Of Living Positively"
Mindfulness to me is a mixture of awareness of the present moment, and loving kindness, which is practiced through thoughtful and ethical behavior. There are many possibilities to bring both of these aspects into your everyday life, without taking yourself out of the experiences of your normal routine. Becoming aware of what our actions, feelings, …Continue reading "How To Be Mindful In Everyday Life – Mindful Shopping"
I am sure that many of us realize that owning a pet is a great way to add to our families or that we are doing our pet a service by saving them from an uncertain future. My family surely has, as we are currently owned by three rescue animals, one of them – Charlie, …Continue reading "4 Ways That Pets Can Improve Your Health"
Of course, mindfulness asks you not only be present during the times of joy but always be present at the moment, without attaching to the outcome. Connected to your present self, mindfulness brings with it a quiet peace. Yet, during moments of doing something you love, when the thoughts in your mind may wander to what …Continue reading "Mindfulness Is Doing What You Love, And Allowing Yourself To Be Present"
Title: Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment (Llewellyn’s Complete Book Series) Author: Multiple Authors Publisher: Llewellyn Release Date: April 8th, 2016 Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars This post contains affiliate links, see disclaimer page for details I have been looking for a new book …Continue reading "Book Review: Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living"