Mindful Magnificence

The brilliant orange of an autumn leaf, the surprising look on my laughing daughter’s face and my limited abilities-these are some things I noticed while being mindful this week. Being mindful of all things around me while also being present to experience them as discussed in last Wednesday’s post (Look Up & Pay Attention) is not an easy …

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The Thank You Note

Tears welling up in my eyes, I slowly opened the card.  Reading the carefully handwritten words of love and gratitude, the tears overflowed, streaming down my face.  I had discovered the card sorting through my mom’s things after her funeral.  Among them this thank you note, written in my hand, sent to her and Dad …

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Breakfast & Tunes to Fill you

For this Friday-food and music to fill you-body, mind & soul! A while back my wonderful friend Lori gave me this granola recipe I love – it’s healthy, full of whole grain protein and not too much sugar (uses agave instead).  I have tweaked it and added my comments to the recipe below. I eat it with …

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Look up & Pay attention

“Pay attention!”  These words echo from childhood, I say them to my children, but even more often I say them to myself.  It’s my mantra. What I pay attention to matters so I don’t miss the subtle, important moments of life. The small moments of life are what I want to remember.  A quiet whisper …

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Take A Breath

Take a deep breath.  Really–close your eyes and take a very deep breath. I’ll wait… How was it?  Did you think about how your body felt, your worries or your to do list in that breath? Or did you experience a mini-moment sensing the depth and power of your lungs filling with life giving oxygen?  …

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