Any chain, any name... the grocery store is one of the most outstanding places to train your mindfulness brain.
Taking the time to hone in on why you're stressed and managing it through exercise, discussion and engagement with others can lead you toward a healthier, happier, less-stressed you
Changing your mindset to a prosperous one is an acknowledgment that you are worthy. It is an act of self-love and empowerment.
They'll have so much to teach you, and if they're anything like my grandparents, those lessons will be filled with humor and love (and maybe some advice about how to save a buck or two).
Once I hit my spiritual path, I never looked back. My mission now is to try and give out enough spiritual directions so that other people can find their path, too. Here are the 10 most important guidelines for any modern soul searcher.
When we are caught up in our day-to-day worry and rumination, we are circulating familiar well-worn thoughts through our consciousness, but when we allow ourselves to relax, our thinking naturally settles.
Sometimes, rewards do not come quickly, but they will come. Be patient with yourself, allow yourself to be scared, but don't deny yourself the opportunity to move forward with your life. Your adventure awaits.
Love is the feeling of commitment when commitment is most in doubt. Love is forgiveness and it is selfless in forgiving because we are all imperfect. Love is about personal sacrifice and not about personal avarice.
Watching those leaves at the top of the tree? Superb. How does it feel? The air on your face -- is it cold? Your breath billows of steam? Did you forget your coat? No worry. This mindfulness won't take long.
Why do we strive so hard never to be lost? Why is it that we think that being predictably on course is the "best" way to get somewhere? Why do we choose to bypass our personal navigation systems -- ignoring gut feelings, discounting hunches, and over-looking what we see, hear and feel?
As an introverted mama in a house full of boys, I have come to learn how to stay centered amidst the noise and busyness. There are daily and weekly routines I have put in place, as well as techniques I use throughout the day when I feel my stress level rising.
Reminding yourself that life is beautiful helps to improve the quality of your life and those you come into contact every day. It also helps you to take a stand and go into battle for the things you believe in and make changes in our world.
We must be courageous and step out even if our steps are unsteady and what lies ahead is unable to be seen. It's not an easy transition to make or one that is done successfully each time, but it is one that is the foundation for a live worth living.
Right now, the best thing you can do is figure out how you want to feel, and do what you can to create those energies now. Tune into your intuition and don't be afraid to heed its wisdom.
Here's what I'm doing in a step-by-step guide so that you can start doing the same:
Mindfulness is about simply being with what is. Whether that's a quiet mind or a busy mind. Whether that's deep compassion or shallow annoyance. Whether that's bliss or agony. Mindfulness is simply the practice of being with what is. Well, here's what I've learned about living mindfully: