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A Terrible, Awful, Wonderful, Amazing Thing Happened

I got a tweet from Lauren Ferrara telling me she wanted me to speak about mindful parenting on the local evening news. A spot on the news is something I’ve been visualizing, even going so far as to start a media 1-pager I’d never found the time to pitch. Here was the opportunity I’d been hoping for, landing right in my lap!

You may be wondering, “So where’s the terrible, awful part?” As those of you who know me personally or have been following my blog for a while already know, I struggle with a fear of public speaking. I’ve been tackling this fear for almost a year now and still my initial reaction was that perhaps I should ignore her because I was afraid.

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Bite-Sized Book Review: Charlotte and the Quiet Place (+ a free meditation!)

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As a Certified Meditation Facilitator for Children, I often use books in my classes to help illustrate the lessons and reasons behind the meditation we’re doing that day. The question I’m asked most often by parents, teachers, and clients is “What books do you recommend to help me teach my child about meditation and mindfulness?”

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Stay Centered in a Hectic World | mostly mindful mommy

GPS for the Soul: Stay Centered in a Hectic World

I’m thrilled to now be a blogger on The Huffington Post’s GPS for the Soul! In addition to being one of the lifestyle sections, GPS for the Soul is also an app for both iOS and Android. Here’s what it’s all about:

HuffPost’s GPS for the Soul app is based on two truths about human beings. First: We all have a centered place of wisdom, harmony and balance within us. Second: We’re all going to veer away from that place, again and again and again. What we need is a great course-correcting mechanism — a GPS for the Soul — to help us find our way back to that centered place, from which everything is possible.

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I Have a Confession to Make…

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Last Wednesday I embarked on a trip to the Wisdom 2.0 Business conference, my first visit to NYC in over 12 years. The first time I’d be away from my daughter for more than a single night. My first mindfulness conference. Many firsts I faced alone, as I knew no one who would be there (but this didn’t matter for long).

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Inspire Me Today: It’s Time to Wake Up and Live!

When I first stumbled upon Inspire Me Today, I immediately fell in love with the idea.

A new Luminary is featured each day, but the topic is the same:

“If you had only 500 words of wisdom to leave to humanity, what have you learned in life that you’d want to share with others? What matters and what doesn’t?”

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8 Minutes of Awesome

As soon as I registered for the Wisdom2Business conference in September, I was excited I’d be meeting a group of people who were passionate about changing the world in the same ways I am. Little did I know I’d have a chance to connect with one of them so quickly!

I met Jennifer in the Facebook group for the conference. As soon as I landed on her 8 Minutes of Awesome page and read the mission “you are limitless. you are powerful. you are amazing” I had to know more. I watched video after video and was humbled and excited when she asked to interview me.

The moment we first “met” over Skype I was as comfortable talking with her as if I’d rediscovered an old friend. No doubt I have.

Watch my interview with Jennifer Lipski of 8 Minutes of Awesome and My MetaWorld!


 

Thanks again, Jennifer, for the opportunity to share my story and my message with a new audience!

 

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My Favorite Mindfulness Quote

My Favorite Mindfulness Quote | mostly mindful mommy

I was recently asked to contribute to an article my favorite quote related to mindfulness and why it resonated with me. While it was difficult to choose just one from the many that are imprinted in my brain, I also immediately knew which it would be:

“Worrying is a way to avoid what is so by thinking about what could be.” — Judith Hanson Lasater (Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life)

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