Is your mind like a computer browser?
You have 17 tabs open, 4 are frozen and you don't know where the music is coming from!
We all have days like that however, too many too often can cause havoc to our health, strength and stamina for life. To stay healthy, energetic and ready for what life brings ask yourself these 3 questions:
1. What am I choosing to think of my day?
2. What am I doing to make a difference in the world?
3. What do I want more of in my life?
Do you want to lose weight, get healthy, have more energy or be more productivity you can achieve it!
Taking the Mystery out of Mindfulness Tips for You
Mindfulness is a natural quality that we all possess. It’s available to us in every moment if we take the time to appreciate it. Simply Mind and Body helps people to connect the power of mindfulness and the extraordinary healing energy of the body. Our minds have the power to create palaces or poverty, health or disease, peace or mayhem. We can lose weight, regain freedom of movement and open our hearts and minds to a happy and healthy life. When we practice mindfulness we’re practicing the art of creating space for ourselves— a space between us and our reactions, a space between what we perceive and what is real. Here are a few things to consider before you begin:
You can practice mindfulness anywhere. There is no need to go out and buy a special cushion or bench, no need to sit with your legs crossed and hum Om—just devote some time and space each day to access you mindfulness skills. (warning you won’t want to operate a moving vehicle.)
There’s no way to stop your thoughts. What? This what we often hear about meditation however this is not the goal. And it can’t be done anyway. We are not looking for a woo-woo moment or some blissful encounter. All you are trying to do is stay in the present moment without judgment. Do you want to lose weight? Change your chattering thoughts. Sounds easy? Well, its not.
Your mind will wander be kind. As you practice paying attention to what’s going on in your body and mind, thoughts will arise. But the wandering mind isn’t something fear or struggle with. It’s part of human nature. It also provides the magic moment for the first essential piece of mindfulness practice, the piece that we believe leads to healthier, more agile brains; the moment when you recognize that your mind has wandered. Because if you can notice this, then you can consciously bring your mind back to the present moment. Practice. The more you do it the easier it gets. And your life will change!
Your judgy brain will try to take over. The second important piece in mindfulness is the “without judgment” part. We’re all guilty of listening to the critic in our heads more than we should. Researchers report a correlation between our self-judgments,weight gain and our ability to lose that weight after 50. It's easy to get caught up in your self-critical thoughts. When you practice mindfulness, try not to judge yourself for whatever thoughts pop-up. Notice judgments arise, make a mental not for them (some people label them “thinking”) and let them pass. Soon you will notice a change in you everyday pattern of judgment and you will sleep more soundly.
It’s all about returning you attention again and again to mindfulness. It seems like the mind is wired to get carried away in thought. Taking a brief break each day, to be present in the moment, clear your thoughts is putting money in your mental and physical bank. We use the sensation of breathing as an anchor to the present moment. And every time you return to the breath, you reinforce your ability to it again, Call it a bicep curl for the brain.
While mindfulness might seem simple, it’s not necessarily all that easy. The real work is to make time every day to just to keep doing it. Practice Practice Practice
Breathe in the sea air... Connect to your true self, quiet the mind, tame your inner critic, and free yourself from fear, doubt and the energy that is keeping you from living a healthy, more productive life.
simplymindandbody.com is committed to helping you live a happy, healthy, more productive, and fulfilling life. Mindfulness is not the only tool to transforming your life, however, it is one of the most powerful tools. It will help you embed in your mind the ability to make healthier choices such as diet and exercise.
Research shows and I strongly recommend transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle. A plant-based lifestyle is centered on whole, unrefined or minimally refined plants. It's fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes and minimizing meats, chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs, as well as highly refined flour, sugar, and oil.
So what's left to eat? Rest assured that you'll be eating in a way that people have thrived on for thousands of years. I believe that you will find--as I do-- that this way of mindful way of eating and being makes for a very tasty and satisfying life.
I am here to help you with your transition process by providing mindfulness meditation classes and workshops, mindfulness plant-based yummy recipes and inspiration to help you, at any age, gain clear thinking, increased productivity and can get the most out of each day. If you have any questions or would like to invite me to your next event click on this link.
Practicing mindfulness and presenting The Healing Power of Mindfulness Workshops and Retreats for healthcare professionals, associations/corporations, and colleges has been my life's work. It has become "What you think, What you eat and What you do make or break your health." Mindfulness practice opens the door to a more energetic, productive life, and healthy vibrant life.
I am the author of Say Yes to Life: How to Live Life and Love It, Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Thoughts for All Seasons and Simply Mind and Body Blogs. Her clients include: Pacific Corp., Intel, Good Samaritan Hospitals, Nurse’s Associations, NW Utility Association, Colleges and Churches.
What You'll learn @
Simply Mind and Body Workshops
Understanding how mindfulness practices reduce stress & anxiety, restore health, increase productivity, lower drug & healthcare costs.
The difference between mindlessness and mindfulness
Scientific evidence and insights about mind body connection
10 exercises aimed to increase mindfulness in daily life
10 Fun and easy plant-based recipes to inspire a healthy body
Looking at how mindfulness effects old habits and unwanted thoughts
E-mail follow-up with inspirational quotes.
I customize my workshops to meet the needs of your group, time limits, and specific topics.
"If you want something different you have to stop accepting what you're used to." Samantha King
What You'll learn @
Simply Mind and Body Mindfulness Meditation Workshops
Understanding how practicing meditation can reduce stress, restore health, lower drug & healthcare costs.
Explore the type of meditation best for you
What science says about calming the mind through meditation
Breathing, eye, nose, and ear meditations to experience
Continue at-home-practice with Resources and informational materials provided
E-mail follow-up with inspirational quotes.
I customize my workshop to meet the needs of your group, time limits, and specific topics.
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