Meditation and Mindfulness

How to Shift Negative Thoughts

How to Shift Negative Thoughts

Thoughts aren't facts or truths. They're just thoughts. Thoughts don't exist outside our minds. Thoughts carry information. They report physical sensations and bring forth memories. Often they become stories in our heads.
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Letting go of regrets

Letting go of regrets

Almost every parent or person alive regrets what they've done or should have done. Even when the source of regret happened years ago, we hold onto those feelings, wishing that we could change the past. We want to change our choices and the coping skills we have used.
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Waiting for the Right Moment is often a Mistake

Waiting for the Right Moment is often a Mistake

Are you waiting for the perfect time to change? Someone rarely chooses to start a diet right this minute. Diets are commonly started on a Monday, the first of the month, or the first of the year.
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Choosing my Personal Quality

Choosing my Personal Quality

What do I mean by personal quality? It is an aspect that you want to hold in your mind and heart during daily life. You want to be able to hold this quality when you communicate with others and with yourself during both challenges and calm times.
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SelfAawarenes and Choice grateful

SelfAawarenes and Choice grateful

I am grateful I release the harsh and pointed inner voice. It's just a throwback to the past, and holds no truth about this moment. I am grateful I let go of self-judgment, the old, learned ways of beating
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Practice a Mindful Meditation Hobby

Practice a Mindful Meditation Hobby

"Meditating" can be a scary word that often makes people think, “I can’t do that.” However, Mindful Meditation is not necessarily confined to sitting with your eyes closed, following your breath, and observing your thoughts
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Overview of Meditation Practices

Overview of Meditation Practices

Meditation is a skill that has been practiced for over 3000 years. From the beginning of time, humans had to deal with emotions such as worry, anxiety, rumination, being overwhelmed, and fear.
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Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation

May I send love to myself. May I be well. May I be free from stress. May I be free from worry. May I be free from sadness and anger. May I be free from difficulties. May I be filled with loving-kindness.
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The ABCD of Stress Shifting

The ABCD of Stress Shifting

The unknown is the new normal. There are two aspects of the unknown that we have to face in the present world—the unknown outside and the unknown of our inside. When our mind becomes fixated on the
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Mindful Holiday Eating

Mindful Holiday Eating

Mindful Holiday Eating is never about denying yourself or telling yourself you can’t eat. Neither is it about eating just because the food is offered. Instead, it is an awareness of your external and internal
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Listen to Nature Sounds and Reduce Stress

Listen to Nature Sounds and Reduce Stress

Noted author of You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza states, "In clinical studies, we have proven that 2 hours of nature sounds a day significantly reduce stress hormones up to 800% and activates 500-600
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How to choose a mindful gift

How to choose a mindful gift

Mindfully considering the person to whom you are giving is a wonderful way to express care and expand relationships.What is meaningful for the recipient? See it from their viewpoint.
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Vitamin G Reduces Stress

Vitamin G Reduces Stress

Vitamin G is for a Vitamin of Gratitude, a state of thankfulness, and/or appreciation that offers positive health benefits.  When we take (practice) Vitamin G, 
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Five Tips on How to Let Go of Stuff

Five Tips on How to Let Go of Stuff

My husband sees an old lamp. However, I see my grandma reading to me in her favorite chair from the light of this lamp. My kids see my closet full of clothes, while I see potential outings, comfy days, and business
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Cultivating a Simple Mindset to Reduce Stress

Cultivating a Simple Mindset to Reduce Stress

When we think of living with simplicity, we often think about using less and having less. This thinking sounds easy, but it can become a struggle for most of us very quickly and can add stress. The reason is that the
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Breathing Into The Present Moment abc

Breathing Into The Present Moment abc

When you are aware that you have been triggered by a stressor, take a breath. Breathe in for the count of 3, hold for the count of 3, and then breathe out for the count of 3. Do this 3 times! Taking a breath
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I focus on breathing and grounding myself

I focus on breathing and grounding myself

Life can be challenging, but I can quickly make myself feel better by focusing on my breathing. Breathing brings me back to the present moment. I can only solve my challenges in the present. I am free of the past
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How Meditation Changes the Brain

How Meditation Changes the Brain

Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Meditation over time changes the mind, similar to exercise over time changes the body. This is great news because it means that we can take responsibility
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