What is Mindfulness and how does it help you?

what is mindfulness and what are the benefits

  “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn I think of mindfulness as being in the moment, being aware of what I’m doing and what I’m thinking.  It’s so easy to slip into autopilot mode and eat, work, sleep, repeat, day in, day out and what do you know, you can’t remember what you had for dinner last night. I don’t want life to pass me by. “It’s the not the Destination, It’s the journey.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson How hard can it be? Well, it is hard to … Continue reading

3 ways to connect, say thanks and feel great!

sayimg thank you in a busy world

1.   Say thanks and give praise where its due, make sure you mean it 2.  Acknowledgment and exchanging a smile can really brighten someone’s day. 3.  Go higher. Pass complimentary comments up the corporate ladder and tell management                                                      by phone or email, hopefully it filters back down.   Last week I had three interactions at three different counters in the same Department Store and each one was great. All three women were friendly … Continue reading

Gratitude

Just a few weeks ago I was brushing my teeth and I felt very grateful that I am able to clean my teeth, every day, in clean running water in the privacy of my own bathroom. I began to think that this simple thing that I take for granted would be a luxury for some. People in war torn countries, refugees and homeless people right here on the streets in my city, might not be able to clean their teeth every day. This basic task, that I have taken for granted for so long, got me thinking that there is … Continue reading