Just Be Here

Be here now This great piece of advice comes from the well-known spiritual teacher, Ram Dass. We should ask ourselves: Where am I? Answer: Here. Then ask ourselves: What time is it? Answer: Now. We should keep repeating the questions and answers to ourselves until we really feel it. Keep repeating until you really feel … More Just Be Here

Candle meditation

Candle meditation Of all the mindfulness exercises, this requires a little preparation: you need a candle and a darkened room. Sit for a while watching the candle and focusing on the flame (don’t sit too close). You are not trying to stare it out or ‘think’ about the chemical reaction that is going on. In … More Candle meditation

Posture Check

Check your posture Throughout the day bring your awareness to your posture. Whether you are sitting, lying down or standing, just bring all your attention to your body. This technique has an immediate grounding effect and restores our mindfulness. The aim is to simply be aware of the sensations that the body is feeling right … More Posture Check

Mindful Cleaning

1. Let your bed set the tone for the day. Making the bed is sort of a no-brainer for me. Leaving it unmade feels as unnatural as leaving my house without pants. However, I know it can be tempting to leave the sheets and blankets crumpled to jump into the day a few moments sooner. … More Mindful Cleaning

Mindful Breathing

This exercise can be done anywhere at any time, standing up or sitting down. All you have to do is focus on your breath for just one minute. Start by breathing in and out slowly, holding your breath for a count of six once you’ve inhaled. Then breathe out slowly, letting the breath flow effortlessly … More Mindful Breathing

Walking Mediation

When we walk like we are rushing, we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth… Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” ~ … More Walking Mediation

Gathas

Gathas are short verses that help us practice mindfulness in our daily activities. A gatha can open and deepen our experience of simple acts which we often take for granted. When we focus our mind on a gatha, we return to ourselves and become more aware of each action. When the gatha ends, we continue … More Gathas

Mindful Observations

Mindful Observation This exercise is simple but incredibly powerful. It is designed to connect us with the beauty of the natural environment, which is easily missed when we’re rushing around in the car or hopping on and off trains on the way to work. Pick something from nature within your immediate environment and focus on … More Mindful Observations

Mindful Listening

Close your eyes, and put on headphones if you have them. Don’t consider the genre or the artist, for this isn’t important. Instead, allow yourself to get lost in the journey of sound for the duration of the song. Allow yourself to explore the intricacies of the music. Let your awareness climb inside the track … More Mindful Listening

Why Juste Etre?

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Many people across the globe have experienced something horrible in their lives that made them fragile like glass. From rape to molestation, to a loss of a parent, loved one or even a relationship. From abuse to domestic violence. Something in their lives destroyed them, their egos, their…

The Good of Sisterhood: Dedicated to all the Sisters in my Tribe now, and Yet to Be

The Good of Sisterhood   “Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other’s love and support to survive in this world. Love is the essence … More The Good of Sisterhood: Dedicated to all the Sisters in my Tribe now, and Yet to Be

Tool Tip Tuesday

First off I want to apologize for not keeping up. Sometimes, that’s just the way the ball bounces. Now to the Tool Tip of the day… Momentum It is a Chrome Extension. I love it. I even just rated it and I rarely rate anything. 🙂 It has really helped to keep me focused and … More Tool Tip Tuesday