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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…

Join me for the #mostlymindful10! | mostly mindful mommy

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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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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10 Reasons I Wish I’d Learned Meditation and Mindfulness as a Child

10 Reasons I Wish I’d Learned Meditation and Mindfulness as a Child | mostly mindfuil mommy1. BETTER SLEEP
As a child I’d lay awake at night for HOURS with my mind racing as I replayed the events of the day over and over and over. After learning my first simple relaxation meditation I gained the ability to quiet my mind and fall asleep within minutes no matter how crazy my day. Many children in my classes have the same complaint and are finding it easier thanks to breathing and relaxation meditations they can do themselves!

2. LESS STRESS
My parents never put pressure on me to excel in academics or sports, I took care of that for them. I was a born perfectionist and I’d agonize for endless hours over whether I was going to be valedictorian, maintain perfect attendance, or place in my next swim meet. I actually had welts and stomach problems as early as the 10th grade which my doctor attributed to stress. All these symptoms disappeared when I learned how to breathe and center myself when I felt overwhelmed. I teach breathing and grounding exercises tailored for children that ease their anxiety and overwhelm. By developing these habits early they’ll know what helps them during stressful teen years and into the pressures of adulthood.

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5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Mindful Parenting

5 Things Most People Don't Know About Mindful Parenting | mostly mindful mommy

Mindful parenting is the act of bringing your purposeful, non-judgmental awareness to everyday parenting situations. It’s about seeing your children as they are in the present moment, not as you want them to be. The most powerful aspect of mindful parenting is cultivating the ability to choose your reactions instead of reacting from habits and old patterns. Conscious interactions with your children fosters deeper connections, leading to happier families! Sounds pretty great, right?

As the terms “mindfulness” and “mindful parenting” are becoming buzzwords, misconceptions of the terms can turn people off from these concepts entirely. Me, personally? I just want to avoid projecting my own “stuff” on to my kids, and the concepts of mindful parenting help me avoid that, or at least to be more aware of it when I’m doing it!

Since I want you to take a shot at parenting mindfully so you can discover first-hand just how life-changing it can be for you and your family, I’m going to let you in on a few things.

 
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