Mindfulness, Meditation & More, Oh My! (Part 2)

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way to enter into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person has every day.” – Deepak Chopra I tend to complicate things when first trying to learn them. I used to actually get stressed out because I believed I …

Mindfulness, Meditation and More, Oh My! (Part 1)

“The essence of mindfulness is paying attention on purpose.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn What is this mindfulness thing anyway? You see it everywhere now. Magazines. Talk shows. Entire books written on the subject. For me mindfulness and meditation have played a huge role in my self care journey. I’ve become a much better listener. I respond more to life now instead …

How Will I Self-Care Today?

“When we S.E.L.F. Care, stress doesn’t stand a chance.” Dr. Kathleen Hall I’m always on the lookout for new and simple self care tools and a huge part of my own self care is to write these posts. And even if you don’t have time to read every one, my hope is that seeing the email in your inbox from …

Peace Begins With Me

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama I just returned from a three-day retreat through Reggie’s Coaching Academy, away from my daily life, along with like-minded women in the sacred quietude on a lake in Minnesota. Spring was in full bloom with gorgeously green grass, fabulously fresh air, and …