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On Being Mindful First Thing in the Morning (Month 1)

On Being Mindful First Thing in the Morning (Month 1)

Thanks to a the whole neighbor dragging his garbage cans out to the road and past my bedroom window at 5am, I am now morning writing. My reward for waking early besides stealing Fritz’s blanket because it is about 55 degrees in the living room is a morning cup of coffee unrushed and delightful not to mention total darkness, peacefulness, and a curled up sleeping puppy who grabbed his squeaky Freddie did a few twirly butts when he saw me…

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A Simple Act of Daily Mindfulness

A Simple Act of Daily Mindfulness

New habits are born from small, consistent steps. Each month of my mindfulness project will have a focus, a small daily task designed to get me out of my head and more into the present moment. The second month is dedicated to the act of simply noticing, a small, but powerful step in discovering a more mindful life. “The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious…

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My Mindfulness Project

My Mindfulness Project

The Happiness Project didn’t work for me. The very wise Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn once said, “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Happiness surrounds us. I believe the real project is learning to notice it. I’ve spent the last few years overwhelmed with information, desiring to be anywhere than where I am in this moment, walking around in a daze, mindless, unable to focus, and…

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