There are so many great challenges and opportunities in our global, hyper-connected economy. The world's your oyster, but the world desperately needs you to be true to yourself, most especially you women who love innovation and technology.
In the last decade, there has been a huge push for the use of meditation and how "connecting with oneself" can bring a sense of calm to a person's life. It can help to stabilize the mind and "leave oneself" for a place of serenity and gratitude.
What would happen if you could fully inhabit the present moment? What if your thoughts could focus on what is actually happening right now? What if you could observe your actions/reactions instead of being rerouted by them to some familiar perspective that may lock you in place?
Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.
The joy I end up feeling as I go to bed with every piece of laundry in its proper place always surprises me. The task I hate most actually makes me happy when I do it in this ritualistic way.
Believe there is a "Carmen" lurking inside most of us and getting her out from time to time is particularly important in relationships, where we tend to see things with rose-colored glasses and ignore the red lights telling us to stop and change direction.
As the stresses of society approach critical mass, and conversations like The Third Metric gain momentum, even entire countries are adopting measures for well-being and gross national happiness. Join the global movement to expand the happiness in your life and in the lives of those around you.
I have grown up in a culture where renunciation is seen as one of the highest paths to living a good life -- renunciation not only of the material possessions but also of thoughts and senses.
When you begin to show up and are present in everything you do, your daily cherished moment's list will be endless. Cherished moments can be as simple as drinking a Chai Latte in bed while reading the newspaper to spending time with your favorite people.
When thinking about having a child, buying a home or going on a dream vacation, it will never seem like it's the right time or you have enough money. You just have to take the leap and do it!
As we engage with the activity of life, there is a constant flood of "stuff" to do and people to meet. It's exciting and important, but how do we keep up with everything AND slow down? There isn't one answer that fits for everyone.
Faith is not reserved for the religious, nor does any religion have a monopoly on it. To the contrary, at one level, faith is a common and important psychological coping mechanism used every moment of our lives to allow us to function as normally as possible.
Mindfulness is a state. Like all human states, it is not a static goal, but a dynamic process. More important than starting in the right place, or with the right technique or the right teacher -- is just starting.
That's just it, right? Whether one of us needs a tag out, a double team or just a kiss and hug of reassurance, we're in this together. It is the backbone of our family's journey. With it, there is less fear, great lessons in challenge, more joy and love.
You can choose to tap into your "inner coach," who encourages you to keep on going. The "inner coach" also known as the "growth mindset" reminds you that even if you face obstacles, you will inevitably get better with practice.
Over time you will also gain a sense of objectivity from the events of your daily life so that you no longer react but rather just observe them happening. With this greater awareness you will experience more joy, more contentment and more fulfillment.