3 Ways Gratitude Can Cultivate More Mindfulness in Our Lives

On my journey to greater well-being, creativity and mindfulness, I started out by recording what I was grateful for on a daily basis, thanks to the inspiration of Oprah Winfrey who talked a lot about the importance of having a gratitude practice. It helped me feel more positive and I began to feel a little … Continue reading 3 Ways Gratitude Can Cultivate More Mindfulness in Our Lives

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My Life Before and After Mindfulness

Before I learned about mindfulness and conscious awareness of my thoughts, feelings, actions, and the world around me, I viewed myself and the world differently. Anxious feelings meant something was wrong with me and mean people were just mean. But as I learned to be more mindful, through LOTS of practice--and I still practice and … Continue reading My Life Before and After Mindfulness

The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day

How we turned a previously described “dreary” day into a more “cheery”--or at least more mindful day... This morning when I got up, my energy was pretty low and when I looked at the window, there was the infamous Seattle area drizzle happening. It didn't feel very inspiring. But staying inside isn't always the answer. … Continue reading The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day