Posts tagged mindfulness
Museum Meditations | On Learning How to Look

Meditation doesn’t necessarily have to be sitting in silence and counting the minutes that pass. It doesn’t have to be all pranayamas and mantras. I believe meditation can be doing almost anything with your entire consciousness- being exactly where you are with an awareness of your entire self.

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How to Cultivate a Journaling Practice (and stick to it)

For me, the importance of writing every day comes down to gaining a certain kind of awareness. Finding time to jot down just a couple thoughts, moments, or images from the day gives one pause to reflect on the details and tease out the extraordinary from the ordinary.

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A Solo Traveler’s Challenge | Letting Go + Staying Grateful When Things Are Out of Your Control

This is for anyone who, like myself, is a solo traveler at heart. 

Independent, strong-willed and perhaps a little bit of a control freak. 

I jumped head first into a traveling life with no one holding my hand, establishing my own sea-legs and defining myself by my independence. This was how I started, but things naturally change, evolve and eventually we make choices, both big and small, that challenge who we thought we were. 

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Raspberry Mocha Cake + Birthday Happenings

This week I launched happily and (somewhat) gracefully into a new year. 25. A quarter of a century. While I have never been and never hope to become one of those people that hates birthdays, I also have in recent years tried not to expect too much from them. I mean, nothing can beat having a pirate-themed birthday party when you are 4 and get to decorate your own wooden treasure box filled with candy

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Honey Butter Cardamom Buns + On Focused Living

I took a dance class while I was in Stockholm the other week and in the middle of executing a leg-heavy improvisation exercise, the guest artist stopped the music and told us something that I have been thinking about ever since. She prefaced with how she understands that sometimes when we are doing an improvisational task like this in dance, it can be difficult to stay balanced and maybe once in a while we fall, a foot slips or we make some sort of mistake.

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Fierce Love

Yesterday I felt an unwelcome emotion that I have not felt in ages, if ever.

Hopelessness.

Excited optimism turned to grim uncertainty to sudden dark hopelessness in the span of one long sleepless night. It did not feel like a pain that was even within myself, but something more collective. 

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