Blog Posts - Mindfulness



Help I'm growing a moustache!

Help I'm growing a moustache!And the other wonders of medication side effects.The handful of drugs I take daily cause me both joy and pain. My success that can be seen externally is often compromised by the hardships I suffer personally. Juggling thi...
by Snowflakes and spoons on May 18, 2016

The best thing about equilibrium? We're never there.

You're better off being here  Equilibrium is embedded in the human psyche. Lurking behind science, culture and our daily lives is the idea that there can be a place where everything is in balance.  In economics, it’s where demand eq...
by Recharge on May 17, 2016

The Same But Different

  These same eyes Look out at the world Which is familiar yet changed.   Where before I could not see what was in front of me Now the perfect splendour is all I witness.   Love envelopes me It fills my being Peace seeps out of every po...
by Mindfulness Jar on May 15, 2016

A Spring Afternoon

The dance of the light in the trees The caress of a breeze in my hair The chirrup of birds up above The scent of freshly cut grass The gentle rise and fall of my chest The floating of thoughts across my mind The simple joy of being present now. Th...
by Mindfulness Jar on May 13, 2016

Managing Stress Through Mindfulness

May has turned out to be a particularly busy month, when I say that I mean, things seem to now be moving at warp speed, deadlines are looming and I can feel my stress mounting. And there seems to be a theme this week on the blog of how to manage stre...
by Cashmere & Camo on May 13, 2016

DAYENU: Mindfully and critically examining the mindless status quo

The inheritances we carry Just like any mother, I didn’t want to make any mistakes—minor or crippling. So when it came down to the big […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on May 11, 2016

Colouring in: Therapeutic tool, soul food or nonsense?

Colouring in: Therapeutic tool, soul food or nonsense?I have fond memories of sitting with my Aunty Karen at Grandma’s house and colouring in. I used to be amazed how she could turn a set of black and white lines into a kaleidoscope of colour with...
by Snowflakes and spoons on May 5, 2016

DREAM RECALL: 7 steps you can take to get better at remembering your dreams

Despite common skepticism, we all dream. Even if we cannot remember our dreams, we all have them. In my seven years of dream interpretation and exploration, I have learnt how important it is for us to heed messages contained in our dreams. Dreams are...
by The Mindful Word on May 4, 2016

Book Review: Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Author: Deborah SosinIllustrator: Sara WoolleyInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpAbout This Book: Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise — her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the w...
by Books That Heal Kids on May 3, 2016

AWAY WITH GLUTTONY!: What I learned about mindful eating during my stay with Hare Krishnas

Argentina, the land of cattle ranches and parillas (steakhouses), and yet there I was at a Hare Krishna Eco Yoga Farm eating vegan pizza. My foodie senses had certainly led me off the beaten path but, in a way, it was meant to be. Continue reading a...
by The Mindful Word on May 1, 2016

Dumb things Drs say

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm meThen why do I tend to remember the hurtful, insensitive comment so much clearer than the positive motivating ones? Why is forgiving and forgetting much easier to say than practice.&nb...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Apr 14, 2016

Author Daisy Llewellyn on the Importance of Mindfulness and Enjoying Today (Video)

Thank you, beautiful Daisy Lewellyn, for teaching us how to live and laugh with grace, JOY, verve and magic. You will be missed and we are grateful for your light. Watch Daisy Llewellyn of Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat and Heels.”   T...

On Happiness

What are you trying to achieve? You are trying to become happier. But you cannot become happier, You can only be happy.   You misunderstand happiness. Happiness is not pleasure nor satisfaction. Happiness is not something you can hold onto, Nor...
by Mindfulness Jar on Apr 2, 2016

Book Review: Good Morning Yoga - a pose-by-pose wake up story

Author: Mariam GatesIllustrator: Sarah Jane HinderInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: Calm and awake, "I can do this!" is all I need to say. A deep breath in, a long breath out - I am ready for the day! This "wake up" story is so much...
by Books That Heal Kids on Mar 31, 2016

Trust

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Each moment that we practice mindfulness, we build trust in ourselves. As we turn our attention again and again to the state of the body, heart and mind in this...
by Meditate Create on Mar 22, 2016

Nourishing Your Body & Soul

We are what we repeatedly do. –Aristotle At times we may find ourselves caught in the swirl of constant doing and busyness that leaves the body feeling tired and the soul unnourished. Rather than engaging in a cycle of depletion and replenishme...
by Meditate Create on Mar 17, 2016

Thirty More Seconds

Your ability to cope with trouble depends upon your attitude. –Bhante Gunaratana When we encounter unpleasant experiences, the habitual pattern of the mind is to attempt to push them away, escape or get caught in wanting them to be other than they...
by Meditate Create on Mar 9, 2016

Mindfulness och prestation

Vad skiljer eliten från alla andra? De har självklart bättre fysisk styrka, men de är sannolikt också mentalt starkare. De flesta vet vad som krävs för att bli fysiskt starkare. Men hur blir man mentalt starkare? Många tycks tro att en del he...
by Hjärnfysik on Mar 7, 2016

What’s the Purpose of Life?

What’s the purpose of life?  It’s THE big question that we all ask.  What’s the point of all this?  Why are we here?  What are we supposed to be doing with our lives? We ask these questions hoping THE answerContinue Reading...
by Breakthrough Systems on Mar 6, 2016

Mindfulness Challange

To follow this blog on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snowflakesandspoons/ Reality TV vs. staying connectedI love watching reality TV.  From the adventures of the Amazing Race, to Survivor as well as to Say Yes to the Dress, I love...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Mar 4, 2016


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