“No-Fail” Friday: Take care

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Hey there, weekend! Just about, anyway. It’s Friday, it’s summer, and it’s time to exhale. If you like relaxing, you’ll love this weekend’s mindfulness challenge. This week was about those moments when life sidelines you. We all know we’re supposed to find time to take care of ourselves, to rest and recharge and be more present for our everyday lives. Whether we do it is another question, but there are times when we don’t have a choice, and we have to accept the fact that we’re not going anywhere fast for a while.  Read More

Nice recovery

Tea Book Blanket_Lia Leslie_Stocksnap

Last week, we talked about “what not to do,” or in other words, how to actually use downtime (when you have it) to relax. We also talked about the challenge of sitting still, which many of us face on the regular if we try seated meditation. Fortunately, there is all kinds of mindful movement (yoga, walking, hiking) that we can turn to instead. But then, there are some moments in life when stillness is the only option – or should be, anyway. Sometimes, your body needs you to stop, drop and maybe roll over (in bed).  Read More