Have A Mindful Day!

Pick a time that you can be calm and still. Arrange to be alone in a quiet space around the house or perhaps outdoors. I find my deck to be very peaceful. I have always been an early riser so my time is usually 6 am. I start my day by reading something inspirational. Or…

My Favorite Day is Today

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh.  

Eating Mindfully

Lately, I have been paying more attention to what I eat and reading labels like never before. As one gets older, sugar, salt and fats, can begin to cause gastric distress. My mother would always emphasize the importance of eating slowly, chewing your food completely and focusing on enjoying your meal.  She hated fast foods…

Mindful of Flowers

Today my mindfulness exercise was to focus on my garden and observe the new blooms. I often sit and draw  flowers, leaves and even tree trunks. I had just planted some pansies, also called heartease. I read that some people believe that pansies enhance clairvoyance and heals grief. I love pansies simply because they are…

How to Have a Mindful Day

It is important to set some time each day to exercise mindfulness. Our busy lives get in the way of paying more attention to what really matters. “Mindfulness is being fully present and aware of your actions at every moment.” Therefore, the more you practice being fully in the present moment the more you will…

Quote on Mindfulness

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” –   Jiddu Krishnamurti

Unmindfulness Depicted

There are times when the craziness of what happens in the world gets me into an unmindful state. The drawing here depicts how that state may look like.

We share the same diversity

We share the sun We share the need to quench our thirst We share the awe of when we watch a full moon We share the lakes, rivers, oceans We share the same emotions We are more the same than different. If you think about it We share the same things in our planet We…

Learning to Know Yourself

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” -Tao te Ching A few years ago I attended a writer’s conference and during one of the workshops we were asked to write an “I am” poem. I remember feeling a little shy and frankly horrified. What would I write? I did not…