Stay alert #mindfulness

Day 197 of #LiveWell2017 I've  spent a lot of time in the woods and watching wildlife. Each species and every individual has its own definition of personal space. I've seen great blue herons fly away when I was still 500 yards away from them, but alligators that stayed put when I walked right by their … Continue reading Stay alert #mindfulness

May #LiveWell2017 recap

Day 151 of #LiveWell2017 This has been a roller coaster of a month and a test of my mindfulness practice in a lot of ways. There have been moments of great joy and great sorrow, all a part of this messy, beautiful life we live. The sunny, spring weather has made hiking and biking more frequent … Continue reading May #LiveWell2017 recap

Lose the phone

Day 142 of #LiveWell2017 I'm slowly working my way through Nancy Colier's book, The Power of Off. The first part of the book emphasizes our relationship with (i.e. our addiction to) technology and the second part lays out how that affects our relationships with others. So many of her examples could well be lifted right from the … Continue reading Lose the phone

The light of awareness

Day 138 of #LiveWell2017 Mindfulness is the light of awareness... How many times have you been doing something and suddenly realized you were done, but had not been aware of the act of doing it? It's easy to do things on auto-pilot - washing dishes, brushing teeth, driving home from work. We are doing the … Continue reading The light of awareness

Check yourself at the door

Day 38 of #LiveWell2017 This is one of the coolest - and perhaps hardest - mindfulness exercises I've ever seen. This exercise brings awareness to moving through spaces. Call it transitioning, if you will, but it's mostly about checking yourself at the door. Every time you come to a door - or a threshold - that … Continue reading Check yourself at the door