All Posts in “Meditate”

An Opportunity to Start Again

I’ve gone a year without practicing mindfulness. In the back of mind I felt that I’ve built up a mindfulness muscle, therefore, I should be able to coast for a short while. Before I knew it that short while became a year.

Something I say a lot, but yet, I myself wasn’t following is this:

Flex Your Mindfulness Muscle

You can’t control what comes up in your head.

In turn, we end up judging ourselves, harshly, which ultimately transcends into how we act.

All of this stemming from a mysterious fictional void. We take something that’s not real and allow it to make decisions on our behalf; decisions on how we act, how we present ourselves and who we become.

Again, we can’t control what comes up in our head. What we can control is how we handle it.

Sometimes Your Worst Times Become Your Best Times

This is a guest post originally published on The Change Blog.

Even your worst times have value and can become, in retrospect, your best times. —Andy Andrews, The Noticer

I remember a year ago, the pounding, the darkness, the pain that I was feeling. I felt like I was about to rupture. I had it all locked up tight within me, the feelings, the stubbornness, pride, ego, humility; my truth.

I got to a point when it felt like my heart was beating and pumping outside of my chest. The stress and anxiety were taking a toll on me physically, all stemming from my emotional baggage.

5 Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned from Self-Care

From Coping to Thriving is a six-week journey that will teach you how to turn your coping strategies into self-caring behaviors, leaving behind struggle and learning to thrive. This post is part of the Thriving Blog Tour, which is spreading self-kindness to the masses. To learn more and join us, click here.

Self-care is this funny thing that we all know we should be doing on a daily basis, but don’t carve out the space in our days to actually do it.

The moment I became intentional about wanting to truly better myself I began to notice things. I began to notice small nuances throughout the day that ultimately made a larger impact on how I felt.