FEAR is INTELLIGENT!

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Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: No one likes to feel afraid, so when you do listen to your subconscious and act accordingly. Don’t judge… don’t doubt… don’t brush it off. Your fear is your subconscious telling you something and you should listen.   

Mindfulness of fear, what is it?

Emotional Mindfulness is staying in touch with your emotions. Therefore, Mindfulness of Fear is staying in touch with your fear and what triggers your fear. Staying present in the moment-to-moment embodied experience of feeling afraid. It means experiencing the sensation of fear, without judging it or trying to push it away. At the same time, mindfulness of these emotions means you don’t have to justify the feelings. Just feel them and act accordingly.

Today’s Mindfulness Exercise:

Emotional Mindfulness

For the next 24 hours, I want you to be open and accepting of all your emotions. Don’t stifle them, don’t ignore them, and don’t judge! Accept your emotions for what they are, your subconscious talking to you and sending you messages about how you feel about certain situations. Allow yourself to feel… everything… This act of emotional mindfulness will help you better understand yourself and keep you grounded in in who you are.

Mindfulness Journaling:

Throughout the day, as your moving through the emotional mindfulness exercise, I want you to take time to jot down what emotions you’re experiencing. Don’t judge them as right or wrong, don’t try to justify them. Simply write down the emotion and a quick note as to what you believe triggered the emotion. You’ll be able to go back to this journal time and time again to see if there is a pattern to your emotional reactions to situations either at work, at home, or among friends and family.

This exercise and journaling are designed to help you accept your emotions and better understand what events and who might trigger certain emotional spikes.

Mindfulness journaling can be very private. However, I would love to invite you to comment below and share your experiences with the ‘Clean a Room Mindfully’ exercise.


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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.

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Unplug and Recharge! #MindfulnessMonday

  #MindfulnessMonday 9/9/19

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#MindfulnessMonday Tip: Anne Lamott said it best when she said, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”  

Why should we unplug?

Our lives have never been more automated than they are right now. We have instant access to information, which fifteen or twenty years ago would have been unheard of. Yet, with all these advances which are designed to make our lives easier and more efficient, we still spend less time resting then we ever did before. Hence the need to unplug and recharge!

Unplugging doesn’t necessarily mean sleep… it means rest. Rest from the constant overload of technology. It means to take a break, both physically and mentally. Step away from the screens, from 24/7 connection, and allow yourself to find calm, peace, and stillness.

The loss of truly recharging sleep, that so many of us experience, is a huge and sadly common factor in daily unhappiness and increased stress.

Our brains and bodies are resilient, but the more we add to our to do list, the more screen time we allow ourselves, the more stress we add to our daily lives the less rest we get when we actually lay down at night. A lack of restful sleep can lead to not only increased stress, depression, and a feeling over overall fatigue throughout the day – it can lead to severe medical conditions.

I encourage you to see your doctor for advice if you feel that your lack of restful sleep is getting worse or has been chronically poor over a long period of time.

Today’s Mindfulness Exercise:

24 Hour Unplug and Recharge Exercise

This one might be hard for some of you, but the benefits are worth it… I want you to pick a day, 24 hours minimum, where you are going to completely unplug. I recommend a non-work day. Turn off your phone, unplug your computer, television, gaming system, and any other electronic devise that might tempt you.
Spend time outside, reading, playing cards or board games with your friends and family, cooking, whatever activities that make you happy as long as there is no technology involved.

Mindfulness Journaling:

After you’ve completed your 24 Hour Unplug and Recharge Exercise, spend five to ten minutes journaling how the exercise made you feel. Its completely normal to have experiences a little anxiety about not being socially connected. Its even normal to experience the fear of missing out. Record everything you felt, good and bad, that way when you complete the exercise the next time you can see if and how these emotions have changed. The more often you complete the exercise, the easy you will find it gets.

Mindfulness journaling can be very private. However, I would love to invite you to comment below and share your experiences with the ‘Clean a Room Mindfully’ exercise.


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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.


The Power of Napping #MindfulnessMonday 8/26/19

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Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: Feeling exhausted or just not yourself? Take a nap!

The Power of Napping:

  1. Napping can boost your immune system.
  2. Napping can improve both your daytime and your nighttime alertness.
  3. Napping plus a little caffeine boost are a one-two punch against sleepiness.
  4. Napping can help you learn new skills and improve your memory.
  5. Napping can improve your physical stamina.
  6. Napping for as little as 90-minutes is as good as a full night’s sleep for perceptual learning.

Today’s Mindfulness Exercise: ENERGY BOOSTING NAP!

Studies show that taking a 10 to 20-minute nap in the middle of the day can help boost your energy and get you right back in the swing of thigs immediately after you wake up. Need a little memory jogger or are you focusing on a big project with quickly approaching deadlines? A 60-minute nap is a great way to increase focus and an excellent memory booster.

With that in mind, what type of nap do you need today?

I want you to allow yourself a little time, even if its just 10-20 minutes in your car on your lunch break, to close your eyes and take a nap. Napping gives your brain a reboot. When you wake up, you’re refreshed and ready to get back at it. *Note: Make sure you set an alarm on your phone or other devise to ensure you wake up on time.

Mindfulness Journaling:

Today’s mindfulness journal is a two-part journaling exercise.

PART 1 – Prior to your energy boosting nap, write down how you’re feeling. What is your energy level on a scale of 1 to 10? Do you feel like you got enough sleep last night? How many cups of coffee have you had today and do you think you’ll have another?

PART 2 – After your energy boosting nap, write down how you’re feeling. Did you fall asleep quickly? Was it easy to wake up? Do you feel more or less productive after your nap?

Mindfulness journaling can be very private. However, I would love to invite you to comment below and share your experiences with the ‘Clean a Room Mindfully’ exercise.


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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.

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10 Mindfulness Tips for Everyday Practice! #MindfulnessMonday 8/12/19

Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: If you’re listening, listen!

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Today’s Mindfulness Exercise:

If you’re cleaning, CLEAN! Clean a Room Mindfully!

What does it mean to clean a room mindfully? It means to go slow, to appreciate each and every item in the room. As you clean, ask yourself how you feel about each item and what each item means to you. What emotions do you associate with each item as you pick it up, dust it, polish it, etc. Explore feelings of self-appreciation. Appreciate your physical ability to clean: the ability to bend, stretch, lift, and carry. How does the room feel when you’re finished cleaning? How do you feel?

Mindfulness Journaling:

After completing the ‘Clean a Room Mindfully’ activity, describe how both you and the room have changed. How do you feel now that the chore has been completed? How does the newly cleaned room make you feel?

Mindfulness journaling can be very private. However, I would love to invite you to comment below and share your experiences with the ‘Clean a Room Mindfully’ exercise.


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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.


Bringing Mindfulness into Your WORK Life! #MindfulnessMonday

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Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: We can’t all meditate at work, and that’s ok, but you can still take advantage of the benefits mindfulness has to offer, like stress reduction and increased focus.

5 tips for bringing mindfulness into your WORK life:

  1. Be Consciously Present – being consciously present means that you are aware not only of what is going on around you, but also what’s going on within you. Mindfulness can help you be consciously present in what you’re doing, while you’re doing it, as well as managing your mental and emotional state.
  2. Use Short Mindful Exercises at Work – Finding time for a 30-minute mindfulness exercise such as mediation can be hard a work, if not impossible. Does that mean you can’t be mindful at work? Not at all. Mindfulness exercises can be as short as just one minute, you don’t even need to close your eyes or be sitting down. Be creative about finding time throughout your day to connect with your senses. This process helps to tone down the fight-or-flight response we can feel when stressed, engages your brain, and helps us focus on individual tasks to increase productivity and reduce stress.
  3. Be a Single-Tasker – Multi-tasking is known to increase stress and reduce productivity leaving us feeling more overwhelmed than necessary. Try focusing on just one task at a time and keep a ‘to do’ list, adding items throughout the day instead of moving from one task to another, so that you stay on track.
  4. Use Reminders to Stay Mindful – Until mindfulness becomes a habit in your daily life, it might be helpful to set an alarm on your phone – even a vibrating alarm that doesn’t disturb others while working – to remind you to take time to practice mindfulness. One mindful reminder I really enjoy is the Breathe app on my smart watch. It reminds me once every hour to take a minute and just breathe.
  5. Accept What You Can’t Change – This one isn’t always easy at first. However, acceptance lies at the heart of mindfulness. To be mindful means to accept this present moment as it is. Once you are able to accept your current moment… your current situation… you will be able to move past it and try and deal with the situation. If there has been a mistake at work, accept that it happened… it can’t be changed… Once you can accept the situation you can learn from the mistake and move on. Acceptance leads to change where a lack of acceptance can lead to avoidance and even aggression.

Today’s Mindfulness Exercise:

30 Minute Single-Tasking Exercise

For the next thirty (30) minutes I want you to pick one task – ONLY ONE TASK – and focus solely on that one task. When you find your mind wandering to other things, jot down a quick note so you don’t forget then move back to the original task.

Practicing single-tasking can help increase productivity, improve focus, and reduce stress. You just might find this becomes your new preferred working style.


Mindfulness Journaling:

How did you feel completing your 30 minutes of single-tasking? Did you complete the task? How many times did you find yourself becoming distracted with other tasks?

I’d love for you to complete both the 30-minute single-tasking exercise and the mindfulness journaling reflection once a day for two weeks. Studies show that with consistent practice, your results will improve increasing your productivity and improving your mental focus.


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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.


Accepting Your Emotions #MindfulnessMonday 7/15/2019

Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: The only way to stop being trapped in the past or future by your emotions is to start accepting your emotions!  

Today’s Mindfulness Exercise:

Understanding and Accepting Your Emotions

Sitting in a quiet, comfortable space, I want you to focus on your breathing. Once you’re fully relaxed – but not sleeping – think about your day and how you’re feeling right now. What is happening in your life? Are you anxious, frustrated, stressed, upset, angry, saddened, or disappointed about anything? If not, I applaud you. If you are feeling any of these emotions lets take a few minutes to accept them.

Whatever the cause, and it really doesn’t matter, you need to understand that your emotions are natural. It’s okay to feel frustrated, angry, sad. It’s okay to feel whatever it is you’re feeling. It’s how you deal with those emotions that matter. Learning to accept them will allow you to deal with them in a healthy, non-disruptive way.

As you focus on the negative emotions you might be feeling, I want you to take long, slow, deep breaths in then release those breaths with the mantra “It’s natural to feel this way. It’s okay for me to feel this way.”

Continue this for 3-5 minutes and repeat any time your emotions start to feel overwhelming.


Mindfulness Journaling:

Keeping a journal is a great way to connect with your emotions. This could be through a joy journal, a gratitude journal, an acts of kindness journal, or even a rant journal. If you’re wondering what a rant journal is… you’re in luck, because that is today’s journaling exercise.


For five minutes, and only five minutes, I give you permission to rant… This is useful when you’re feeling upset, angry, sad, overly emotional in any way. Avoid writing down what you think is causing your emotions… avoid blame. Simply write down the emotions you’re feeling. Recognizing your emotions and understanding that it is natural to feel those things is the first step in allowing yourself to accept your emotions without giving them the power to become overwhelming.  

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Acts of Kindness #MindfulnessMonday 7/8/2019

Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: Did you know that a great way to increase your own personal joy and happiness is to increase the joy and happiness of others?  

Use visualization to help make a habit of doing at least one act of kindness each and every day!

  1. Step 1: FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING – Settle into a comfortable position, either sitting or laying down. Focus on your breathing and allow your body to rest, but don’t fall asleep.
  2. Step 2: REFLECTION – Reflect on the people in your life that you will be seeing today, or tomorrow if you’re doing this exercise in the evening. Is there something you could do to help them, make them a little happier, or take some of their stress away?
  3. Step 3: VISUALIZATION – Visualize yourself doing an act of kindness for that person. What would that act of kindness be?
  4. Step 4: EXPLORE YOUR FEELINGS – How does the idea of doing this act of kindness make you feel? Explore these feelings.
  5. Step 5: ACT OF KINDNESS – As soon as possible, do this act of kindness for this friend, family member, co-worker. If you are to busy to do it right away, make sure you write the idea down and plan to do it sooner rather than later.  

Today’s Mindfulness Exercises:

1. Breathing with Intention

Utilizing the steps above, focus on your breathing and then, once relaxed think of the people in your life. Who do you know that might need a little help, something to make them smile, or just a call to say hello and brighten their day? Once you have someone in mind decide what you can do, right now, to help increase their joy.


2. Mindfulness Joy Journaling:

I want you to write a list of the people in your life that you think could use a little help or a boost in joy. These can be your friends, family, or even co-workers.

Once you’ve created your list, write down one or two things you can do for each person within the next two weeks. This could be as simple as a call, a hug, sending a letter or a card, or meeting up for coffee.

Then all you have to do is find time over the next couple weeks to complete each of the tasks on your list.  

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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.

Photo by: Mikel Healy