12 Simple Daily Habits to Improve Your Well Being

Meditate Mindfully breatheMove your bodyAppreciate naturePrayExpress gratitudeListen to musicGive complimentsSmileGive a good hugLearn something newMake plans Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com Photo by Daniel Reche on Pexels.com Photo by La Miko on Pexels.com Photo by @INSTAGUILHERME on Pexels.com Photo by Lucas Pezeta on Pexels.com Photo by nappy on Pexels.com

20 Seconds to Better Health

Photo by nappy on Pexels.com According to a scientific study, the socially acceptable length of a hug is 3 seconds. That fits neatly into my rule of three category, but there is more to the story. A hug should really be about 20 seconds, because that is how long it takes our bodies to release … Continue reading 20 Seconds to Better Health

Reframe Your Situation for Peace

I'm not close with one of my relatives. It is complicated, and telling the story no longer serves me. I can stay pretty neutral about the situation until my annual visit to my home state. Overall, I love and look forward to this visit, but the inherent obligation to see my relative while I'm 'home' … Continue reading Reframe Your Situation for Peace

Today’s Mindfulness Demise is Brought to You by the Dog

As if a husband and children are not humbling enough when you are on a mindfulness journey, throw in a few pets for good measure. We have three dogs. More accurately, our family has two dogs, and my husband has one dog. My husband's dog is a West Highland Terrier, and her name is Sugar. … Continue reading Today’s Mindfulness Demise is Brought to You by the Dog

Mindfulness Mini – Are You Shining?

My yoga mentor loves to ask us during a vinyasa class if we are shining, even when the class is hard, especially when the class is hard. If she hears grumbling or senses discomfort, the question is posed. Actually, it isn't so much of a question as it is a command. As a class and … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Are You Shining?

Mindfulness Mini – Misleading Yourself

It is so easy to ruminate on the negative. I found myself recently in a mind trap where I was telling myself a very one sided, negative story. It was really quite ridiculous, truly outside of reality, but when you repeat it enough to yourself, all negative things seem plausible. To pull myself out of … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Misleading Yourself

Mindfulness Mini – Compassion

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Breath is literally your life source, don’t underestimate the power of focusing on your breath. When you can control your breath, you can control your thoughts. When you can control your thoughts, you can be thoughtful about your actions. Think about how powerful that is! Use this exercise for generating … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Compassion

Mindfulness Mini – Grokking

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. Buddha Grokking was taught to me as a way to prepare yourself for your day, a difficult task, or an uncertain scenario. Grokking is a way to set your state of mind and to prepare yourself for an appropriate response … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Grokking