I recently downloaded the affirmations app - "I AM" and I'm finding a lot of value in it as it helps me navigate stressful times. I am someone who struggles with ruminations over all kinds of problems, big problems, small and everything in between. I tend to go straight to worst case scenarios when negative... Continue Reading →
Do Positive Affirmations Help Create a More Mindful Life?
Whenever I face tough times I often turn to positive affirmations for solace and to help me stay more mindful. Are they really helping and how? Photo by Vlad Bagacian on Pexels.com 2020 has proven to be a pretty challenging year, so uplifting affirmations I repeat to myself over and over really do seem to... Continue Reading →
1000 Hours Outside: Go All In For Your Kids!
When I first came across the 1000 Hours Outside challenge a few years ago I found it overwhelming. As a mom wearing many different hats and an ever busy schedule, it just seemed unrealistic to aim for 4 hours outside every single day. But the more I tried to get the kids outside, the more... Continue Reading →
Have you tried the CAN Method for Stress Relief?
There is no doubt about it. These are extra stressful times across the world as we continue to endure the unknowns of viruses, lock downs, and social deprivation. Thankfully, we humans have a built in mechanism, thought control, that can help dissipate feelings of overwhelm effectively. But it's not instant and it takes consistent practice.... Continue Reading →
How To Mindfully Work From Home
More people are working from home than ever before and there is evidence to show that a lot of these new work from home employees are going to permanently telecommute. Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile on Pexels.com Working from home presents some unique challenges and staying focused on the task at hand can prove more difficult... Continue Reading →
How To Save Money With Mindfulness
Struggling to save money and curb your spending? Mindfulness can help. Saving money has much more to do with your outlook towards finances versus how much money you make. In general, when people make more money, they spend more money. But by slowing down, making a plan, and mindfully confronting your money issues, you will... Continue Reading →
8 Fun Ways To Get Your Kids Outside for Mindful Play
Do you feel constant frustration that your kids are not in nature enough or are looking at screens too much throughout the day? You're not alone. Most parents have heard the unison complaining as we try to get our kids to play outside more. It can be an exhausting job if you don't have a... Continue Reading →
Outdoor Mindfulness Tips for Kids
With nicer weather upon us, we have more opportunities to get the kids outside which is a breeding ground for natural mindfulness. Mindfulness, especially outside, has been shown to reduce stress, increase concentration, and improve our overall well-being. How can you encourage mindfulness in nature with your children? Here are 7 quick tips for simple... Continue Reading →
Should We Practice Mindfulness Every Day?
Mindfulness is more important than ever during these times of isolation and stress. You know it's important to focus on the present moment and avoid multi-tasking, but have you ever wondered how often you should be practicing mindfulness? The answer will vary for each person but there are a lot of good reasons to practice... Continue Reading →
4 Mindful Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief
Breathing exercises are one of the most effective natural stress relief tools. Studies have shown that controlled breathing reduces stress hormones, relaxes muscles, calms the mind and improves overall health. Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com These exercises influence both physiological factors (by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system) and psychological factors (by taking attention away from... Continue Reading →