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Being Present

Awareness Of How Much I Have To Be Grateful For

Juliana Park | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Juliana Park

Instead of thinking about the money that I don't have, the people that don't love me, the activities that I haven't done yet, I can choose to appreciate all that I do have and all the things I have done.

5 Lessons I Learned Staying Home With My Sick 3-Year-Old

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

The only thing my youngest child needed from me was me. She needed me to ask her if she wanted more water or crackers, a pair of cozy socks or her favorite blue Elephant Lovey. She needed my sympathetic smiles and nods, my kisses on her warm forehead, my lap to sit on.

My Problem With Being Present

Dina L. Relles | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

This is how I live. Looking out more than in. Worrying about perception, appeasing others more than asserting myself. Never acknowledging the intensity of my inner strength, buried, somewhere down underneath it all.

Time is Running Out -- Slow Down!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Do what you're doing when you're doing it. Stop beating yourself up for what you're not doing, and pay attention to what you are doing.

What My First Job After Wall Street Taught Me

Lauren Stahl | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

They say that by doing esteemable acts, we gain self-esteem. This was the case for me. Showing up for work each day and being present with my coworkers and the patrons made me feel good about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging and purpose. I searched for this my whole life.

Meditating to Enter the Quiet Behind the Noise

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Woodbury

Finding the stillness may not come naturally but, that one moment in the tub, inspires me to keep trying to enter that quiet place where the answers to our questions reside.

Will Yoga Ruin Your Career?

Paula Vital | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...

How I Learned to Breathe at 24

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

As I reflect upon my mindfulness exercise over the past month, the most difficult part has been the attempt to acknowledge every thought as it flutters through my mind without passing judgment and replacing it with long, drawn out breaths.

5 Ways to Embrace the Small Moments That Make Up Our Lives

Katie Kempner | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Kempner

Mindfully live your life as opposed to distractedly going through it. In business, how do you make sure they count. Here are five things to do to make your small moments count...

Where to Pause... Pensacola

Eddie Parsons | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Eddie Parsons

Taking a pause is not really like a vacation because there is no agenda other than slowing down and enjoying life. You can still be social, plugged in and available but maybe you change gears and remember what you value in life.

How to Stop Worrying

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

It's been a long process over the years to get to a point where I can brush off my worries pretty quickly. Here's the steps that I follow to overcome my worries that I'd like to share with you to live a freer and less anxious life...

How Nature Can Help Us Reconnect With Ourselves

Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Eckhart Tolle, one of the world’s leading and most beloved spiritual teachers and the best-selling author of The Power of Now and A New Earth,...

More Present in 2015

Jess Ly | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Ly

As a new year dawns... new hopes and new dreams await us. 2015 is anticipated by many (as with most beginnings) to be the best year yet. Why? Because ...

Stepping Back Into Now

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

With the winter solstice come and gone, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere can now expect increasingly longer days and shorter nights. I...

Darkness Illuminated

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

With the winter solstice come and gone, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere can now expect increasingly longer days and shorter nights. I...

Why It's Harder Than Ever To Unplug From Our Devices

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology

We're living in a time when a seemingly endless number of devices and apps are demanding our attention, while claiming to make our lives better and ea...

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

Finding Little Moments of Joy This Holiday Season

Rachel Verlik | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

So when it all gets real crazy in December, find those moments in the season that bring you joy. It helps you slow down, even momentarily, to remember what this time of year is about and how to enjoy the wild ride of December.

5 Ways to Improve Your Holidays

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

This holiday season, amidst all the hustle and bustle, the lists, the things to buy and wrap, the people to contact and visit... before you get lost in the overwhelm... take that moment to be in your shoes. Here are five easy ways to make your holiday season a more memorable and joyous occasion:

On Death And Days Like Today

Catherine Naja | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Catherine Naja

Imagine how much more we'd get out of our time here if we shifted our perspective now and then -- if we could turn our days into memories that cause our tired eyes to well with happy tears at the end, instead of sad.

Captured? You Might Have Fallen Victim to FOMM!

Susan Pearse | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

A few years ago I learnt a valuable lesson about capturing memories. Perhaps I was following the lead of other parents. But as I videoed my daughter, I knew I was viewing a B-grade version of what was really happening.

Start Where You Are

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Do you ever look into the future by starting with where you are? There's a saying, "As it is for you right now, well that's your tomorrow." This is...

Living Life Now, Even If It Is Temporary

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present moment -- where you are right now and with whom you are with. Give yourself time to think and reflect. Live purposefully. Be in the now and take it all in. Be brave. Have gratitude for what you have. Accept reality. It is all we have.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Looking for Groundhogs: Everyday Mindfulness

Katie Craig | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Craig

It's easy not to notice the groundhogs or blooming flowers or even the smiling faces in a crowd if I am caught up in my own drama. It is easy to get swept up in meaningless negative mental chatter. Noticing the groundhogs takes practice.