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5 ways to practice listening mindfully #AtoZChallenge #Mindfulness

5 ways to practice mindful listening

Listening is a somewhat lost art these days as most people are engrossed with their screens. Then there’s instant messaging that doesn’t require you to speak. Very convenient, but you have to admit it feels a lot better to listen to voices when you have a conversation. Of course, listening is a natural skill all of us have. But not everyone actually uses it. Not everyone is “present” when someone is talking. The mind wanders. Or we are busy trying…

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Slow down Just a Little #mindfulness
Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Slow Down Just a Little

“I want it yesterday” I’d be surprised if you said you didn’t receive that answer as a deadline for a task you had to complete. Such is our lifestyle these days. Always in a hurry, always worrying about checking…

I dont kow I dont care. Wednesday Wisdom
Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

I Don’t Know, I Don’t Care

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom is a fabulous passage from a book I am reading right now, titled The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, which, as the…

Ikigai Why you get out of bed every morning #atozchallenge #mindfulness #focus #purpose
#AtoZChallenge Mindful Living

Ikigai. Have you found yours?

Have you found your Ikigai? Ikigai is a Japanese concept. Iki means “life,” and gai means “value” or “worth.” Gai comes from the word kai meaning “shell.” The concept dates back to the Heian period (794 to 1185), when…

Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

Present Perfect #GratitudeCircle

It seems like I wrote October’s Gratitude Circle’s post only yesterday. November seems to have passed in the blink of an eye! I confess (I seem to be doing a lot of that these days!) there were days when…