Monday Moment: Lifelong learning

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In this season of “back to school” and new beginnings of many kinds, we start our week with an ode to living life to the fullest. Although the two sides of this quote imply opposite outcomes, they’re really perfectly in sync with the notion that the present moment is something to be soaked up, wrung out and delighted in.

Mondays sometimes feel rough, but then, think of all the potential-filled moments today holds for things that make you smile, laugh, and even forget what day it is. They are days to be gotten through, or days to be truly lived through. The choice is yours to make, mindfully.


Terra firma

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Maybe it’s just me. It might be. I doubt it, though. If it is just me, that would be ok, though. I might actually be a little relieved. I’ll put it out there just in case…ok, here goes…does it seem like maybe lately, the world has kind of lost its mind? As in, many of the people in it are parting ways with sanity, as well as the actual planet itself might be losing it a little? With political discord, a growing diplomacy void, and repeated back-to-back natural disasters, I’m starting to wonder what exactly is up. More than ever, meditation feels like a small, quiet act in a big, angry world.

So, what do you think? Should we give up?  Read More


Monday Moment: Full alignment

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Our inspiration this Monday is pretty straightforward, but in some ways, it may also be more easily said (or thought?) than done. Getting the energy of your thoughts, actions and words to align can be tough, and you may not exactly know how to go about it. You definitely know when it’s not the case, though. The best you can do is take a breath, check in with yourself, find where your heart and head connect, and make an effort to be present in that “space” right before you respond, to decide whether what you’re about to do or say aligns with your intention.

Sometimes it will work, sometimes it won’t. Over time, and with mindfulness, those moments of alignment will become more common, though, and before you know it, striking that balance will feel like second nature.

Photo credit: Laura Connesson