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Gentle Fall Transition:  Day Five – Remember fun movement

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Five – Remember fun movement

 There’s no way around it.  It’s difficult to be in the present moment if you don’t pay attention to your physical needs – including movement.  You and your child need not be a part of an organized team to enjoy moving your body. Studies show that physical exercise increases cognitive…

Gentle Fall Transition:  Day Four – Schedule a pleasant event every day

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Four – Schedule a pleasant event every day

While you go about your Saturday chores, try scheduling in pleasant events.  We don’t think twice about putting the upcoming dentist appointment or routine car repair in our calendar, but we often leave pleasant events up to chance. Try this:  Today, go through your calendar and schedule in a pleasant…

Gentle Fall Transition:  Day Two – Create a mini ritual

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Two – Create a mini ritual

By Jane Weston, www.owlcoachingandconsulting.com Engaging in a mini-ritual for fall is an effective seasonal transition.  Implementing such a practice can not only help in proactively moving us forward toward a new goal or mindful practice, but will also help us savor the new season. Try This: When considering implementing a new…

How much to pack into the stream of life?

How much to pack into the stream of life?

Dan Siegal talks about the “river of wellness.”  On one bank we have rigidity.  This is behavior that is inflexible, guarded, unforgiving.  On the other bank we have chaos.  This is behavior that is impulsive, addictive, without moderation, without limits.  Wellness is in the middle of the river, where we…

Hold on to your summer mellow

Hold on to your summer mellow

 Don’t let the busy fall season and the upcoming holidays harsh your summer mellow.  Keep it going with ten minutes of  Mindfulness Daily.    

On Getting Approval

On Getting Approval

Recently, I shared an Instagram photo and quote by Yogi Bhajan on the mindful hub Facebook page. you can see it bellow. I received many responses from mindful hub readers.  I wondered why it struck such a chord, but then I remembered that we are deeply social animals.  Whether we…

New Media to Boost your Mindfulness Practice this Summer!

New Media to Boost your Mindfulness Practice this Summer!

There’s still plenty of summer left to dive into a good book, watch a family-friendly movie, or practice mindfulness with renowned teachers. Get back to nature with Barkskins, a new novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx’s (The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain) latest novel. Barkskins gives readers a history lesson on deforestation and…

The good and bad of journaling

The good and bad of journaling

Is Journaling a mindful activity or is it just a way to strengthen bad thought patterns and hang on to bad feelings? Recently I went through some old journals I’ve been keeping for writing ideas.  I was struck by some of my repetitive “story lines.”   Frankly I became bored…