Life Before Mindfulness – The Best Things Come From Hard Work

“Mind whirling like a washing machine, carelessly flinging thoughts and words around endlessly like dirty socks. It was all such a mess before mindfulness.” Continue reading Life Before Mindfulness – The Best Things Come From Hard Work

Good Day or Bad Day? It’s All How You Look at it – Six Steps to Positive Thinking

Our joy, and perhaps even our curse, as human beings often come from our ability to chose the way we will view and interpret the world. People who are able to grow a more sunny outlook on things are happier and have less stress than those who tend to focus on their problems. It seems like a no-brainer – always think about the best parts of every situation. Still, many of us find ourselves stuck on the negatives. Continue reading Good Day or Bad Day? It’s All How You Look at it – Six Steps to Positive Thinking

Flexing the Inflexible Muscles – Rituals, Routine, & Surprises

These rituals and routines are comforting and they keep me calm, clear headed, and productive. I give myself enough time to work mindfulness into my morning and it becomes a part of everything I do. Starting my day off right, with a good mental foundation. Continue reading Flexing the Inflexible Muscles – Rituals, Routine, & Surprises

Bodhisattva Vows in My Bathroom Mirror – The Intention to Do Good

People sometimes question taking a vow to undertake an impossible task. Someone once made a comment that I was “setting myself up for failure” by holding an impossible goal. This statement misses the point completely. Continue reading Bodhisattva Vows in My Bathroom Mirror – The Intention to Do Good