Mindful Monday Minute: Self-Compassion

Today's Mindful Minute is a very personal practice to me. As a Wiccan, I honor and work with the elements (earth, air, water, fire). I also work with the energies of the Moon. ūüôā Meditation is one of the core practices of Wicca. It establishes psychic safety, a connection with the spirits of Earth, nature,... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday Minute: Mindful Grounding

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly¬†acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Grounding techniques help you to¬†stay ‚Äúin the moment‚ÄĚ when your mind and body are returning to a place of trauma or stress. Trauma impacts our body and brain. When reminded of... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday Minute: Focused Attention

One of the key ingredients to success is focus. Many people consider it as the most crucial element for success. This is simply because focus acts as a gateway to all your thinking mechanisms which includes memory, problem solving, decision making, learning, & perception. This is why it is very important to know how to... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday Minute: Sensory Awareness

We use our senses in most types of meditation. Those types of meditation include mindfulness, concentration, movement, etc. But we can also meditate on the senses themselves -- their input & their means of perceiving "reality." We gain benefits from sensory awareness. These are generally the same benefits which we acquire from mindfulness meditation: we... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday Minute: Body Scan

This is one of my favorite mindful practices.¬†The Body Scan is designed to help you feel & bring awareness to the myriad of¬†sensations that occur throughout your body. By practicing this meditation¬†regularly, you can improve your body awareness. This also works with discovering & releasing pain & difficult emotions in the body. Most people report... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday Minute: Self-Compassion

What is self-compassion? Self-compassion can be defined as learning to treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short or fail in some way.¬†Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness & self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Having compassion for yourself is really no different than having... Continue Reading →

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