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Mental hamsters into mindfulness

For most of my life I’ve had a hamster on a wheel in my head. Can you relate? In my process of self-awareness over the years, I can see how our relationship has evolved, this hamster and me: First I befriended it. This was good. Then I gave it permission to take occasional naps. This […]

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Turn emotional lead into gold, like this:

The other day I caught myself reacting in my head in, well, not what I would in any form call a mindful, observing way. A thoughtless comment was made, I took it personally, and although neutral on the outside I was incredibly animated on the inside. Can you relate? I know, I know — thoughtless […]

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If self-aware you wish to be, ask yourself these questions three

You know how when you’re observing your thoughts, that they are of a certain feeling or emotion, and now you’ve accidentally moved into judging that feeling? Yeah. Me too. IĀ observeĀ that I’m tired after a full day, and my focus has now subtly shifted from “observing” to “tired.” Try, try again. It’s called a Practice for […]

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Becoming more response-able — we get to choose

Another unexpected benefit of personal mindfulness practice that I am experiencing is how I relate. To others, to the world — and even to myself. I am finding that I react less, and respond more. And I thought I was pretty good at not reacting in the first place — but holy wow for awareness, […]

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Practicing purposefulness, leveled-up

There are a variety of personal meditative practices. Perhaps you use Reiki, shamanic journeying, breathwork, Tarot or oracle cards. Maybe you use daily devotionals, pray, walk in nature, practice gratitude, save a chair for your Guardian Angel. Although I have had some sort of connecting practice for as long as I can remember, I recently […]

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