Mindful Moment: Dreaded tasks

Mindful Moment: Dreaded tasks

October 03, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Mindful Moment: The dreaded tasks we put off Rarely is there a day full of only pleasurable experiences.  Most days include the tedious tasks of life that we don’t really enjoy.  It could be doing the dishes, paying bills, or a certain part of your job.  It’s the stuff we have to do even though […]

Mindful Moment: Go slower

September 26, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

How often do you feel like you had more time in the day?  Do you ever have the feeling that time seems to go by to fast?  You’re not alone.  It’s an ironic part of being human in today’s society.  We feel like we need or want more time, yet most of the time we […]

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: What Mindfulness is Not

August 29, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Whether you are new to practicing mindfulness or you have been practicing for a long time, it is helpful to remind ourselves of what mindfulness is not.  Even seasoned practitioners can start to forget what mindfulness is about – a practice, that is never perfected.  The whole point of mindfulness is not to achieve anything, […]

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: Non-Attachment

June 04, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Of all the principles of a mindfulness practice, non-attachment or “letting go” is typically the most challenging.   We usually need to “let go” most when the stakes feel really high. Whatever it is we are trying to “let go” of tends to feel very sticky.  We try to breathe it in and out and it seems […]

Mindful Moment: Compassion

June 04, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” [It] is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering (1). It goes beyond sympathy or empathy and has major implications for our physical and emotional well-being. When we practice compassion, we communicate better, make better decisions […]

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