Mindfulness is great, in moderation.
I kicked off my shoes, grabbed anything edible out of the fridge, kerplunked on the sofa, and vegged out behind the TV.
Anger, guilt, anxiety and other negative emotions are helpful in surprising ways.
My friend and I talked of many things as we pedaled our way along a 13-mile loop through Patapsco Park. Our discussion turned to acceptance.
Later, as I put away my new embroidery supplies and thought about the workshop, it occurred to me that Stephanie strengthened my eagerness to learn by integrating the seven characteristics of relationship-based, reflective practice into her teaching style.
Gathering information certainly helps with decision-making, but sometimes information isn’t enough.
That’s the major function of a mind map – to sort out what matters most from a welter of ideas, concepts, thoughts and feelings what matters most.
She, a tall, shapely, long-limbed and utterly striking African-American woman, could not have looked more different from me. And yet, she was me.
In times of heightened stress, it’s easier for us to react to others’ expectations than to figure out and do what we find means the most, that fulfills us and brings a sense of joy.