Monday, April 15, 2019

Self Care is Not Selfish

We have been on a mindful kick the past few weeks on the blog, so I wanted to keep that going with some self-care.  I used to think self-care was some silly and quite honestly stupid activity people used to say to sound important and trendy.  It also sounded just like an easy way out of the mundane day to day duties of life.  However, I have discovered that my initial premonition is extremely incorrect.              Read more [...]

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Three Steps to a More Mindful Morning

The morning can be one of the most chaotic times of the day, however it can also be the most powerful in determining how the rest of our day proceeds. For example, waking up anxious about the day ahead can cause what seems to be a spiral of events that make our day seem rushed, out of control, and exhausting. On the other hand, if we use the morning to center ourselves with mindfulness or self-care, we can move into the day collected, productive, and energized.   1) Avoid Social Media  Read more [...]

Monday, March 18, 2019

Part II: Mindful Movement

If you would have talked to me about mindful movement a few years ago, I probably would have rolled my eyes.  Mindful movement? Really?  Just sounded like an excuse to take it easy at the gym.  This was also time where my workouts largely involved punching bags, burpees and sweating until literally I almost slid out of my car’s leather seats.  I mean, if you weren’t throwing tires was it really a workout? I was also actively running and had for the first time in my life experienced Read more [...]