Tag Archives | Mindfulness

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Don’t Just Do Something… Sit

I recently came across this quote and it got me thinking. How often do you find yourself in a situation in which whatever you do, it doesn’t produce the outcome you wanted? In the frenetic pace that often accompanies aspects of our daily lives, we find ourselves pulled into competing responses. How do we know […]

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Why the Mind Matters

I’ve heard the saying “where the mind goes, (wo)man will follow.” Not understanding fully what that meant, I allowed my mind to be ruled by many things, and to travel places I never truly wanted to be. Fear, anxiety, stress, imposter syndrome—oh the places my mind would go. I became afraid to fail, anxious about […]

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Mindful Coaching 101

Present moment awareness of feelings, thoughts, actions and reactions brings you amazing results.  This heightened awareness empowers a “take-charge” attitude that benefits you to be your best. Experts agree that of your 2100 plus thoughts an hour, the ones you embrace and act upon have a profound effect on your life, love, work and play. The […]

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The Mind In Mindfulness

The word MIND in “mind-full-ness” is something to think about. Nobody– not even the sharpest knife in the drawer–knows what mind is, how it does what it does or can accurately measure “thought.” Just ask the greatest scholar: “What’s mind?” “What’s thought?” “Where does it live?” “Where are thoughts when you’re not thinking them?” “Is there […]

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Never Take Kids Hiking

Even though he already knows the answer, my seven-year-old son asks, “What are we doing after church.” I reply, “Going to the trail. How far do you want to go?” His answer, “ONE STEP.” At this point in the conversation, I think “I should never take a kid hiking.” But then I remember what our family gains from […]

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