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Past Mindful Mondays

A Special Valentines Day Message

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Today, say I love you through kindness, compassion, and patience. You may not know the person standing behind you in the coffee line but sending him thoughts of kindness will reach him. And you may not be in the position to take someone’s disappointment or sadness away, but the compassion you feel while listening will…

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Mindful Monday: 3-Minute Brain Reboot

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Are you feeling stuck and can’t seem to get where you want to go? Do you feel as though you’re doing everything you can but what you want never seems to show up? Taking a time out to reboot your thinking may be exactly what you need to open your mind space for something new.…

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Mindful Monday: Second Chances

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During this time of year, expectations run high. In the process of making everything just right, we often forget what is really important; the ones we love. And there is something else that gets shoved under the stack of gifts and schedules, and that the awareness that everyone deserves a second chance. If someone has…

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Mindful Monday: Appreciation

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This week marks the beginning of a traditional holiday season, and for many, a time that often carries great expectation, worry, and disappointment. Let’s take a moment and think about what we want to create, rather than what we may try to avoid. Take five minutes at the beginning of your day and choose five…

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Mindful Monday: Shine Your Light

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Letting go allows us to move to a higher, more expanded realm of awareness. In the aftermath of any event or experience that may leave us feeling unrest, confusion, or fear, letting go moves and arcs at different points depending on how tightly we hold to the outcome, and how deeply we are emotionally invested…

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Look Up and Say “Thank You”

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We have become experts in the art of multi-tasking; filling every moment with busyness. Just take a seat at your local coffee shop, without your phone or computer and watch what’s going on around you. Realizing that I had just did that this weekend. I decided I would head out for the day without any…

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Mindful Monday: In the Moment

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Life happens in the here and now. Yet, we move through our days with such flurry and hurry, much of our time gets lost or goes unnoticed. Our days are cataloged by the number of texts we tap out, the emails we respond to, and the endless distractions that draw our attention to somewhere other…

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Mindful Monday: Expect the Unexpected

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It may seem paradoxical to expect the unexpected. However, if we only look for what we expect to find, what will show up will be more of the same. By choosing to be surprised and intrigued by the unknown, we open our thoughts to new ideas and solutions. It is in the unexpected that we…

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Mindful Monday: Distractions

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In a world filled with distractions, tuning out the noise has become increasingly difficult. Distractions are sometimes tantalizing and other times annoying. They can lead to new discoveries as easily as derail our best efforts. So how do we decide what to let in and what to ignore? Here are five essential elements to help…

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Mindful Monday: Words Matter

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The way we use our words, the intention behind them, and the message they carry — matter. When we use our words to sooth, express love, or show kindness we speak from our hearts, and when we use our words to defend, insult, or deflect we are speaking from wounded souls. It is in those…

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