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Being Alive

Our thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations change moment to moment. Our breath, though, is constantly here – available to us, while we are alive. What if breathing in and out became a blessing? What if being alive was enough? In the song “I’m Alive” by Kenny Chesney (joined by Dave Mathews), we are invited to embrace breathing as a blessing; and being alive as a gift. The message is simple yet profound: choosing to dwell in gratitude and aliveness rather than in regret and disappointment. I invite you to take a listen and ask yourself: what would it take for breathing in and out to be a blessing in my life and for today to be enough?

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Self-Compassion: The True Way to Self-Esteem

Today I want to share an article with you entitled: “Don’t Fall into the Self-Esteem Trap: Try a Little Self-Kindness” by Kristin Neff, PhD. Dr. Neff is the author of Self-Compassion and co-founder of the eight week Mindful Self-Compassion Training Program. In her article she speaks to the angst that many of us experience in modern life: No matter how hard we try, no matter

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Part I - What Is Hakomi?

Hakomi utilizes the present moment as a rapid and experiential access route to unconscious material. Guided by the principles of mindfulness and gentleness, the Hakomi method is compassionate and respectful and therefore a powerful form of personal exploration that uses the wisdom of the body to pursue core evolution and deepen awareness that goes beyond simple insight. The ultimate goal of Hakomi is the discovery of the possible, the transformation of limiting self-imposed beliefs, and personal empowerment, which results from new freedom and new options.

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TEDxTalk Tuesday: Happy Maps – Finding Joy on a Different Path

As I prepared to listen to TEDxBarcelona “Happy Maps” featuring Daniele Quercia, I wondered why I was drawn to this talk. At Yahoo! Labs in Barcelona, Daniele and his colleagues imagined new ways to use online maps to improve our lives. While his talk had caught my attention, what did it have to do with mindful living? What might I learn that I could share with my readers?

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Mindful Minute: A Piece of Good News by Ugo Betti

“Nothing else matters so much, to reassure one another, to answer each other. Everyone has inside himself – what shall I call it? A piece of good news.” —Ugo Betti. What is your “piece of good news”? Would you be willing to share it here? Mine is: I deeply love this beautiful world. Your turn…

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