Monday Moment: Work it out

 

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In honor of Labor Day in the U.S., a holiday responsible for a long weekend and some uncharacteristic (and much-deserved) lounging on beaches, poolsides and backyards nationwide…a word on work and play, and those wonderful moments of “flow” when it’s hard to tell the difference.

Play on. ;)


Magic show

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There’s a lot of talk about “magic” during this season of celebration, and reflection. It’s usually relegated to conversations about children, and rooted in the idea that magic is a construct – a filter we lay over top of reality to enhance their experience during this season of festivity.

This quote from Yeats reframes things though, for those of us not seated at the kids’ table. As you continue to work with your mindfulness practice, you may find that you notice more — more of what’s around you, more about what the people you interact with are actually telling you, more about your own internal terrain. As all of these things come into clearer focus, so might a little bit of the magic inherent in all of them.

It’s not just for the kids, y’all, especially if you’re the one who’s creating it for them. Don’t get so busy trying to make it that you forget to notice it where it’s already available to  you.

Photo credit: Joseph Gonzalez 


No-Fail Friday: Who loves you, baby?

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End of a long week for you? Maybe a few late nights, for a variety of reasons? As we discussed earlier this week, ‘tis the season for draining your tank all the way to empty, only to judge yourself in the morning for how much is still on your plate to do, or maybe more literally, how little you failed to leave on your plate/in your glass. Hey, that’s your judgment, not mine. I’m all about balance, and of course, self-compassion…

If you felt a little rough around the edges this morning, you’ll be relieved to know that our “no-fail” mindfulness challenge for this weekend is about backing up the judgment truck and going a little easier on yourself. Read More