Monday Moment: The only constant


Depending on where you live, you may be seeing a lot of transformation around you these days. So in a sense, I see this quote and I think, welllllll….but, I get where Thoreau is coming from. I mean, this is also the guy who said this, so from his perspective, it’s all about the eye of the beholder (see what I did there?). What’s happening around you is less critical to your sense of peace and well being than how you see it. The only way you understand the world is through yourself. If you know yourself, you’ll recognize that you are always changing, and as you do, everything around you changes, too. It’s all a matter of perspective.

In the midst of such a beautiful season, take a moment – even on a Monday – to look around. Notice how when you do, that scenery isn’t the only thing that shines.

Photo credit: Fineas Anton

Monday Moment: Reframed


What better day than a Monday for a reminder of the power of perspective and mindset in framing situations. When we allow our thoughts and emotions to sweep us away into narratives about what we think other people are thinking, or what could happen, or what it all “really” means, we end up responding to our imagination more than reality. Reframe what’s right in front of you, and be part of the story as it happens. What you see is what you get, in more ways than one.

Monday never looked so good. Have a mindful week!

Photo credit: Antonio Grosz

“No-Fail” Friday: Check your bags

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What better week for 2016’s first “No-Fail Friday” mindfulness challenge than one that we started by talking about goals? What is a goal if not a challenge? Well, let’s not take ourselves too seriously here, but let’s also find space in the weekend ahead for a little mindful attention to ourselves.

This challenge is pretty simple…maybe. Read More