(*This post will also be features on http://www.dearchereen.com later this week) Setting the mood for your morning creates the tone for your day. The morning is a perfect time slot to cultivate positivity. From a mindfulness perspective, creating a morning routine is a nourishing way to stir up happiness. The importance of a morning routine … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Creating Your Ideal Morning Routine
Happy Mindful Monday, dear readers! This weeks mindfulness topic circles around: how do I make others feel their best? I am sure you've heard of the popular quote; "How you make others feel says a lot about you." I believe this statement holds a large amount of truth. Everyone is guilty of pushing their insecurities onto … Continue reading Mindful Monday – How Can I Make You Feel Your Best?
Life's journey conceives an inevitable path for human beings to become adrift. Faced with the threat of stagnation, life becomes jaded with upcoming patterns of daily redundancy. We come independently halted to our own journey's standstill; developing an inquisitive zest purely fueled from (past) obscure life choices. The questions spin through our head in anxiety's repetitive waltz; in … Continue reading From Jaded to Untethered
Happy Mindful Monday, dear readers. This Mindful Monday post is a bit delayed - my apologies! This week has been hectic, but I'm thrilled to be writing this blog post today. This request came from a dear reader all the way in Singapore (Hi, Amira!). I couldn't be more thrilled that this blog is touching lives all around … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Trust, Accept and Go Within.
For this Mindful Monday segment, I wanted to spotlight my brilliant student, Katrina. Katrina has been working with me for almost two months and is currently battling anorexia nervosa. Through this interview, Katrina highlights how mindfulness has helped her navigate through an eating disorder and how using “choice mindfulness” helps her in the recovery journey: … Continue reading Mindful Monday – A Karmic Flow Student’s Perspective on Mindfulness
Lately, I've been speaking to many of my (new) students about choice and the place it has in our life. The choice to be happy, well and the overall way we conduct our everyday manners. If you think about it, every new day is a chance for new choices. If we are being truly present, then … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Choice and Patience.
Happy Friday, readers! I wanted to make a quick weekend checklist on ways you can mindfully avoid stagnation. It is perfectly normal to suffer from bouts of stagnation when hitting a low. If you need a quick and "mindfulness fix", I have the solution. Follow the simple steps to get yourself out of feeling temporarily "stuck." … Continue reading The Stagnation Solution.
Happy Monday! I wanted to speak a little bit about mindfulness and the growing process. Growth happens in all areas of our life. I am not talking in the physical sense, but mentally growing through life. I have realized that our greatest periods of growth stem from difficult challenges. Life itself is challenging. Everyone will … Continue reading Mindful Monday – The Process of Growing
I wanted to add a short poem from practicing mindfulness practitioner, Bob Sharples, in this post. You will find his words below: "Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself. In this way there is no longer any need … Continue reading Self Liberation.
Gratitude is my favorite topic of mindfulness for so, so many reasons. Gratitude is a VERY important component in my life. I learned how to use a gratitude journal three years ago, and from there, never looked back. I have my pile of gratitude journals close to my nightstand to provide nightly bedtime inspiration. Some of … Continue reading Mindful Monday: Grateful for Gratitude.