Posts Tagged ‘moments of mindfulness’

The Significance of 11.11.11

I find it fascinating to read about the numerological significance of 11.11.11. And, I believe the true significance of 11.11.11 is the same as yesterday, and the same as tomorrow.

No one day is less or more significant than the others. For me, today is a day of mindfulness, an awareness of the ordinary miracles every day. Read the rest of this entry »

How are you today | a check-in with myself

Recently, someone asked how it has been for me, since returning from the Mindfulness Retreat.  Have I been able to maintain mindfulness in my daily life?  I decided to check-in with myself for a 60-day review.

Some days are easier than others.  Some days I rock it, and some days I just rock the boat.  It is probably more appropriate to measure mindfulness in moments, not days. Read the rest of this entry »

A Lotus to You

Today is Mindfulness Day 2011.  What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is the practice of developing presence in all aspects of our lives—whether we are working, driving, or having dinner with our families. A state of constant, peaceful presence is the goal and result of mindfulness. Read the rest of this entry »

Dirty Dancing in the Rockies

Back in the “Dirty Dancing” era of my tween years, I thought it was an imaginary, fictitious, made up place. Now, a quarter century later, I discovered “Dirty Dancing” in the Rockies.

Actually, I don’t know what is going on after hours or behind the scenes, but I know a commune of safe, healthy, family fun. Bordering the Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies is the quintessential experience for mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation. Read the rest of this entry »

The Simplest Parenting Advice Ever

For the past three days, I had the privilege to babysit my nephew.  I made the conscious decision that I would just hang-out, just be, with him.  I did not want to miss this opportunity because of all the other stuff that can fill a day.  And honestly, everything that matters has been accomplished. Read the rest of this entry »

Matter Doesn’t Matter

One Seed Can Start a GardenIn my new simplified life, I am creating margins.  It is the space in which to live and love with my whole-heart.  Moments of mindfulness allow us to both love what is and a live a life by design.  

The “do, did, done” way of living is merely reacting and responding to circumstances, stimuli, and other people.  I have switched my paradigm to one of “am, create, have.”  Instead of living a life of reaction; I am creating a life by design.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Last week I made the opportunity to do some minimizing.  Steadily, we are reducing and recycling before the little, big move next year.  (I’m a both-and kind of gal).  It’s little because there won’t be much to move.  It’s big because it is a huge leap of authenticity, trust, and personal power.  I love sharing our story – if it helps you in anyway, then I serve my purpose in writing this blog.    Read the rest of this entry »

Peaceful Bedtime |Purposeful Life

Ending my day, surrounded in love and peace, is a day lived with purpose.  Creating a purposeful day, every day, is a life lived with purpose.   Weaving our highest values into the fabric of our days creates a beautiful tapestry of our lives.      Read the rest of this entry »