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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Even Superwoman Takes Breaks

Here is a piece I wrote 3 years ago for my sister site, Meditations From My Ecua-Gringa Life, on the importance of taking breaks, AND not feeling guilty about it. It's an important topic that I need to remember. I think a really important lesson in life for me is learning to take time to … Continue reading Even Superwoman Takes Breaks

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

Embracing My Sentimentalism

In true Brene Brown style, I looked up the definition of sentimentalism and Google said it means excessive tenderness, sadness or nostalgia. And you know what, I think I'm okay with that because if I'm going to be excessive about anything, I think tenderness is right up there with excessive fruit and vegetable eating. 🙂 … Continue reading Embracing My Sentimentalism

Releasing the “Gunk” We Sometimes Carry Around With Us

I haven't been writing as much as I'd like to lately. Of course as a new mom with a mobile 10.5 month old, it's easy to imagine why, but writing centers me, it gives me space to reflect and share my experiences, to record what I'm feeling, and to release what no longer serves me. … Continue reading Releasing the “Gunk” We Sometimes Carry Around With Us

3 Ways to Transform Mommy Guilt

  Disclaimer: Even if you're not a parent, these tips can be helpful in transforming any nagging, pesky feelings like anxiety, other kinds of guilt, or plain old stress.    8 and a half months into this amazing and wild journey of motherhood and I'm beginning to see how detrimental a thing called “mommy guilt” can … Continue reading 3 Ways to Transform Mommy Guilt

Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors

“...the only way to stay creative is to keep moving forward.” ~Dr. Travis Bradberry Whether you think of yourself as a creative person or not, creativity is what fuels any kind of change in our life. This year my creativity has taken on a completely different form--motherhood. It’s active, it’s in-your-face, it’s singing many times … Continue reading Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors