Well Being Right Now

Pithy little posts to inspire people to sit down right now!

Yoga: Three Key Balancing Poses

If you’re feeling out of balance, try some balancing postures! Aside from feeling more grounded and stable, you’ll be strengthening your ankles and legs. If you’ve have children around, encourage them to do these poses with you. Kids naturally take to yoga and they love to try to balance! Let Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, show you 3 key balancing postures. For more information, see Bare Bones Yoga.

Lonely? Be Yourself

Lonely? Be Yourself

Having the courage to be your true self can be terrifying, yet we often block opportunities for true intimacy because of this fear. Never letting your guard down might give you the illusion of safety, but the armor we wear can also lead to isolation, a sense of loneliness, and…

Mindless French Toast

Mindless French Toast

One of the best ways to describe mindfulness is to look at moments of ordinary mindlessness. I woke up on autopilot one day this week and instead of taking the time to intentionally start my day with some stretching or meditation I decided to make french toast. There is nothing…

Balance in every season:  Make Peace with the Winter Months

Balance in every season: Make Peace with the Winter Months

Whether it’s a post-holiday slump, or genuine seasonal affective disorder brought about by a lack of sunlight, the winter months can be challenging.   It’s easy to fall prey to unproductive habits like overeating, sleeping, or relying too heavily on technology and media for entertainment.  These habits are only unproductive…

40 Days of Letting go:  Day 40 ~Harvest Time

40 Days of Letting go: Day 40 ~Harvest Time

It’s harvest time.  Time to choose what to keep and what to cull.  By working through the 40 Days of Letting Go Detox for your Brain you made room for positive change to come into your life. For the warrior, every moment is a challenge to be genuine, and each challenge is…

40 Days of Letting Go: Day Twenty-nine ~  Letting go of powerlessness

40 Days of Letting Go: Day Twenty-nine ~ Letting go of powerlessness

It’s easy to get caught up in feeling powerless.   Even if things are going pretty smoothly in your personal life, you might feel deflated by global events, take the current refugee crisis in Europe for instance. The ramping up of the presidential campaign can also stir up a sense of powerlessness.  With each…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 28 – Just for now, want nothing

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 28 – Just for now, want nothing

Just for now – want nothing Don’t wish to be someplace else Be where you are Don’t wish for more energy, or less Watch your breath rise and fall and watch your energy settle to where it needs to be Stop planning and remembering let thought disperse Like autumn leaves…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 27~ Let go of bad news

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 27~ Let go of bad news

Are you a news junkie?  Do you feel like you are going to miss something important if you don’t read a paper every day?  Observing how much time you spend each day ingesting negative, upsetting, and just plain scary news is a great mindfulness exercise.  Whether it’s the New York Times,…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 18 ~ A weekend of letting go yoga

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 18 ~ A weekend of letting go yoga

If you have been joining us on the 40 Days of Letting Go journey you have probably noticed that “letting go” happens on many levels, including mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.  The letting go process may bring up a lot of buried emotions, and take a lot mental energy as we work…

40 Days of Letting Go:   Day 17 ~ Let go of technology

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 17 ~ Let go of technology

Want to see something really cool in 3D?  Take a look at real life!  Look mindfully today at a tree, a train, or a teapot.  Notice the depth and gradation of color – wow…. no special glasses required! Spending too much time on screens, whether it’s your lap-top or a…