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Meditation – what is it and how to do it

Most people, when they hear the word mindfulness, immediately think of meditation. Unfortunately, they then think of sitting in the lotus position chanting “Om mani padme hum” for six hours a day. And that’s certainly one way to do it. But for those of us who aren’t Buddhist monks, there are many, many more ways […]

3 simple ways to have more time and energy at home

“When you’re doing what you love, your energy is magic, magnetic, powerful AF” — Toni Hammer, @_tonihammer When you’re at home with your family, there’s nothing you love more than doing all the housework, cooking, laundry, and family management. Wait, did I say love? I meant loathe.  What you’d love to be doing is snuggling […]

25 of my favorite powerful quotes about mindfulness

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. […]

25 of my favorite thought-provoking quotes about goals

These are 25 of my favorite quotes about goals setting and goal getting “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” ― Sylvia Plath “It […]

My journey from failure to success with mindful productivity

How I went from wanting to know everything — and failing miserably — to knowing what I needed to know, and knowing when I knew enough, through mindful productivity. When I was five, I read the encyclopedia. The whole thing. It took me a little while because, hey, five, but with a dictionary at my […]

How to Stay Productive Even When You’re Depressed

A friend recently asked me how she could be productive even when she’s depressed. These are the 14 tips I gave her. Baby steps Break tasks down into the tiniest possible steps, so you can’t help but succeed. For example, to write the document where I’m going to answer this question, I could break it […]

Guest post: How Mindfulness Meditation Helps During COVID-19

image via Pexels  When the causes of stress in your life are beyond your control (such as a global pandemic), it can be especially tough to cope. Fortunately, meditation is an effective and readily-accessible way to take your mental well-being into your own hands. If you’re wondering what mindfulness is or how to get started […]

Why I hate Thanksgiving – and you should, too

Did you know Abraham Lincoln was the first President of the United States to make Thanksgiving an annual tradition through presidential proclamation? Here’s what he said in part: It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole […]

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