Mindful Monday: Thoughts on Abundance

Mindful Monday_ Thoughts on Abundance
Abundance is a tricky word. When you typically think of abundance, you associate it with finances and money. However, abundance can appear in many forms. For today’s Mindful Monday, we are focusing on how to recognize abundance when you see it and then learn how to accept it. As I’ve touched on before in other posts, the Law of Attraction is very real, and “like attracts like.” If you don’t accept abundance when it comes to you, the Universe will say, “Oh ok. You already have enough! No problem. We will send the abundance to someone else.” Be open to receiving and you’ll see more abundance flow your way. Here’s an example from my own life. It just happens to be a financial example, but I’ll give more examples of other ways of how abundance can show up at the end of the post. Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Taking Inspired Action

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2015 so far has definitely been an upgrade from 2014! Last year was just a hot mess all around, and I experienced more changes over those 12 months than I ever had before in my life. In 2015, I have had a lot of exciting opportunities come up during January and February. These were the results of the efforts that I made to put more things into action and setting and reaching concrete goals. The results have been awesome. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 22: Practice Gratitude

#SelfCareFeb Day 22

It is time for another Mindful Monday! When times are tough or you feel that you have a lot on your plate, it can be hard to practice gratitude. Everything seems like it is going wrong and it is so much easier to choose to focus on the things that make you feel worse. However, whatever you focus on multiplies, so by choosing to think about things that deflate you rather than uplift you can have a negative, cumulative snowball effect. What would happen if you made the conscious decision to be grateful for even the smallest things? Today’s #SelfCareFeb is all about making the choice to be grateful in every situation. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 15: Discover New Music

#SelfCareFeb Day 15

Happy Mindful Monday! Can you believe that we are already halfway through #SelfCareFeb? I have loved reading your comments and connecting with you. Let’s keep things going strong through the end of the month! Today’s challenge is all about expanding your musical horizons. Music has the power to soothe the soul and to serve as a means of escape from daily life. No matter if you are sitting at your desk at work, doing chores, studying, or riding public transit, music can help to elevate your mood and decrease your stress levels. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 8: Three O’Clock Tea

We have successfully completed week one of #SelfCareFeb! How did week one go for you? Were there any particular lessons that you found difficult? Did you promise yourself that you would try to do one particular challenge later but never got around to it? Or perhaps you just discovered my website (welcome!) and are starting out with Day 1? #SelfCareFeb is “go at your own pace” so take your time and enjoy! For today’s Mindful Monday I am going to introduce one of my favorite self care practices, which I call “Three O’Clock Tea.”

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#SelfCareFeb: Day 1 – Self Care Intention Setting

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Welcome to the first #MindfulMonday of the month! For the first day of #SelfCareFeb, set your intentions for the month by doing a little bit of goal setting.  You can jot some ideas down on some pretty stationary, type them up on your phone, or scribble them in a journal or diary. Answer the following prompts [it doesn’t need to be super elaborate. Just write whatever comes to your mind]. We will re-visit these questions at the end of the month.

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Mindful Monday: The Importance of Creative Outlets

Welcome to Mindful Monday! In this series, I will share some inspiring content to help you start off your week on a high note. This might consist of uplifting photos, motivational articles, or links to videos or other articles that really resonated with me. Be sure to subscribe to my blog by adding your e-mail address in the subscription box to the right to stay up to date with my new posts!

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I used to be a firm believer in the idea “Work hard, and then work even harder!” I never really allowed myself much time for fun or creativity because I always felt that I should be doing something “more productive” with my time. This resulted in me being uninspired, burned out, and bored with my life. As I mentioned in my last post, I am making more of an effort to infuse more creativity into my life, namely through writing. I have been writing poems almost daily now, and I am breathing new life into this blog. Having a creative outlet has added new dimensions to my life including:

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