Category: mindfulness

loving-kindness + week reflection

“. . . and next, you will repeat the phrase again while thinking of someone you don’t like  — someone who may have caused you pain. ‘May you be happy. May you be well. May you be comfortable and at peace.’” A few days ago, I settled into week six of the weekly meditation course

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podcast takeaways + making peace with your mind

For anyone who has ever spent more than a few hours at my home or has been a houseguest — especially on a weekend — you’ll probably notice the constant stream of talk radio. Unless I’m really trying to concentrate, which requires either silence or instrumental music, it’s fairly certain sounds of the news or

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kindness begins with ourselves + week reflection

I have enjoyed every single minute of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course I am currently taking — even the difficult ones or those I typically would shy away from (ahem, I’m looking at you body scans). But this week was by far the most impactful and relatable for me and, four days later, I’m

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the mundane middle + week reflection

the past week was pretty mundane, which I don’t mean negatively but more in the sense of normal, every day, just moving along. that’s not to say there weren’t events that took place, progress made and good times had, but as I reflect on the past seven days the thought that comes to my mind is,

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much ado about doing nothing + week reflection

you know what’s difficult? doing nothing. as in, just being — with no agenda or check-list or expected outcome. just hanging out with yourself with no distractions. completely alone. with yourself. and your thoughts. yes, that’s right, JUST YOU AND YOUR THOUGHTS. I apologize if I sound a bit whiny — and I’m totally envious if

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