Tag: Present Moment

  • Mindful Monday

    Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them – without believing, for instance, that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we […]

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. — Mother Teresa

  • Motivation Monday

    Motivation Monday

    Self-Love Action Everyone has limits, and today when I start to push past my own emotional and physical limits, I will lovingly remind myself to pull back. If you start to feel on-edge and frustrated in your surroundings, what is one simple activity you can do to return to a calm state? Deep breathing, a brisk walk, or watch a […]

  • Laughter is Medicine

    Laughter is Medicine

    One day at a time. One step at a time. What is one small step you could take this week toward your goal – nothing too big or difficult – just something that seems very manageable and would move you forward?  Stay present. Be positive.   

  • Meditation Monday

    How do we effectively respond when faced with ongoing stress and trauma such as, the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. James Gorden (founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine) demonstrates three short and beneficial meditation practices in his webinar, Reducing Stress and Restoring Hope. Soft Belly Meditation Mindfulness Meditation Expressive Meditation Next time you are overwhelmed, scared, […]

  • Motivation Monday

    Is your weekly “to-do list” or paperwork on your desk this deep? Mount Washington, North Bend, WA, USA Take one step at a time. Stay in the present moment. Snow shoeing through deep terrain or inching through a deep stack of files, we will complete the task at-hand.  We grow in face of challenges and become a […]

  • Mindful Monday

    What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as being present in the moment in a nonjudgmental way. Becoming mindful in our lives expresses itself in multiple ways: Being aware and accepting of present experience Bringing focus, awareness and attention to the present moment  “Single-tasking” rather than multi-tasking Being wholeheartedly present here and now Appreciating the present moment […]

  • TED Talk Tuesday

    When was the last time you took 10 minutes to do nothing? We can easily be “buried” in our work and the ins-and-outs of our daily lives that we become distracted from the present moment.  What would happen if you took 10 minutes to focus on the present moment: no television, no phone, no computer or tablet, no […]

  • TED Talk Tuesday

    When was the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Andy Puddicombe is a “mindfulness expert” and discusses the transformative power of refreshing your mind for 10 minutes each day by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. You do not need to light incense or sit […]

  • Motivation Monday

    Santosha: Contentment, the second of the 8 classic Yoga stages and the theme of yesterday’s practice. Allow Santosha to be your theme this week. Be at peace with yourself. Do not rush or overwhelm yourself.  Be present. Find happiness inside, not from something outside yourself. Do not label or judge other individuals. Despite different fitness levels, skills, abilities, and […]