Mindful Moment: Everyday Pleasantries

Mindful Moment: Everyday Pleasantries

September 19, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

How often do you say “hello” or “good morning” out of habit?  Or, how often does someone say “hello” to you as they are walking by and looking at their cell phone?  A lot of us get caught up in the movement of the day and find ourselves repeating “hello” or “good morning” without much […]

Mindful Moment: Spaciousness

August 22, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

In our busy lives is so easy to get caught up in our own worlds.  We get consumed with our daily tasks, our families, our jobs and so forth.  In this process we fail to see the world outside of us.  In addition, when we become stressed or overwhelmed, it’s as if life contracts.  We […]

Mindful Moment: The Generous Assumption

August 15, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

In her book Rising Strong, author and researcher Brené Brown defines generosity as the ability to “extend the most generous interpretation possible to the intentions, words, and actions of others.” While this sounds simple, it is one of the most challenging tasks of being in relationship with people – friends, family, co-workers and even strangers. […]

Mindful Moment: Go slowly

August 08, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We live in a fast-paced world with unrealistic expectations.  We expect to get things done faster and better than is actually possible.  How many times do you set unrealistic goals for the day or the week; failing to consider what is humanly possible to accomplish in a 24-hour period of time. There are lots of […]

Mindful Moment: Walking Meditation

July 25, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Walking meditation is a beautiful practice and sometimes easier than sitting meditation or trying to be still. Normally we walk to get from point A to point B; there is a purpose, a destination.  Throughout our day we may even be walking towards something way off in the future.  This takes our mind to the future. […]

Mindful Moment: Not Busy

July 18, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

It used to be that when we asked someone “how are you?” the typical response was “fine.”  Now, the typical response is “busy,” accompanied by a slightly crazed look which could be either anxiety or excitement.   It’s often hard to tell.  Either way, the crazed look and feeling is coming from stress hormones that accompany […]

Mindful Moment: The passing of time

July 04, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We live in a culture obsessed with time.  We’re either trying to make time go by faster by distracting ourselves or slow it down by trying to cram too much into every second of the day.  How often do you find yourself either wishing for more time – “if only I had an extra hour […]

Mindful Moment: Success

June 27, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We usually think of mindfulness as a how-to practice to get us to success. Mindfulness supports making positive changes like dieting or quitting smoking.  A mindfulness practice can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression and improve creativity, concentration and memory.  But, what about when we reach that moment of feeling successful? Why would mindfulness be a good practice once the hard […]

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Kick off summer health with new classes at OIC

June 13, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Have you been wanting to kick start your health for the summer? Omaha Integrative Care is excited to announce even MORE class times at our new location in Lakeside Hills Plaza. When creating our schedule we kept YOU in mind! A new and convenient way to access equal parts mind and body, between yoga, meditation […]

Mindful Moment: Sunset

June 13, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Whether the day has been challenging or easy, it will come to an end.  When we practice mindfulness, we are aware that each moment is impermanent or fleeting.  The default state of the human mind is to be either thinking about the past moment or looking ahead to the next moment.  Yet, the moment we […]

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