Mindfulness

What I’ve Learned from Tweaking my Perspective

This post is the result of an off-hand comment Andrea made while I was driving her to work a couple weeks ago. Less than a mile from arriving at the hospital I felt the bright lights of someone behind me, driving uncomfortably close to my car. Tailgating is annoying at best, and I wasn’t in the best mood…

Mindfulness, Self Improvement

Confident Speaking and Active Listening

Today, it’s not uncommon to have entire lengthy conversations via text message. And instead of asking a stranger for directions we simply plug the address into our phone, and rather than discussing recommendations with movie store staff (rest in peace, Blockbuster), we choose what’s trending on Netflix without having to leave the couch. Technology is…

Mindfulness

3 Things I’ve Learned from 3 Years of Meditation

I’ve been meditating on a semi-regular basis for the last 3 years and I really want to write out what I’ve learned from it (and learned about myself) so far. 1. Personal Benefits I’ve Noticed Before the how-to of almost any guide to meditation, there’s typically a list of why meditation is so good for…

Mindfulness

Practice Being Present

To me, the idea of being ‘present’ was only something that came up in a yoga class when the instructor would tell me to stay present as I struggled and groaned trying to balance one leg over my knee. But recently I’ve read a few excellent articles about every-day presence by David Cain at Raptitude.com….

Happiness, Mindfulness

Go With The Flow

Have you ever felt so focused on a task or activity that you seem to forget everything else going on around you? I thought it was just an expression to be in a state of ‘flow’, but it turns out that it’s a full-fledged mental state, defined by positive psychology in which a ‘person is…

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