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7 Mindful Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

mindfulness Jun 15, 2019

What are YOU doing to celebrate the Summer Solstice?

This weekend marks the longest day and the shortest night. Can you believe we are already nearly half way through the year? 

The word Solstice comes from the Latin sol, meaning sun, and sistere, meaning to stand still. Since the Winter Solstice, the days have been getting progressively longer. This weekend, it's as if the sun stands still to pause in all its glory before receding once again into its decent toward the darkness of winter. 

That's why this is an ideal time to mindfully pause and reflect on your intention, direction and purpose for the rest of the year.

This Friday, June 21, I'm hosting a group of conscious women here in the Puget Sound area for a Women's Wisdom Circles Summer Solstice Ceremony. 

There are a few spaces left so register soon if you'd like to participate! We will be gathering outside at Sanctuary Woodinville, letting our...

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How to Spread Loving Kindness with Moments of Mass Mindfulness

mindfulness May 11, 2019

What are you doing this weekend?

I just heard about a very cool virtual event called “Moments of Mass Mindfulness,” where you can join thousands of people in over 40 different countries for a loving kindness meditation for world peace. Amazing, right?

Moments of Mass Mindfulness, or MOMM, is partnering with the HeartMath Institute and they are giving away free tools for anyone who wants to participate. You can download the HeartMath Global Coherence app for free, and get a free loving kindness meditation here:

How your thoughts create a positive ripple effect

Researcher John Hagelin conducted several studies to show how Transcendental Meditation influences the greater community. He found a statistically significant reduction in crime when large numbers of people gathered together focused on loving kindness. Author Lynne McTaggart has also researched how people who send healing intentions to others experience...

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7 Questions to Rapidly Reset Your Mindset

mindfulness motivation Apr 16, 2019

Did You Know...

Your mind is like a search engine. The questions you ask program your mind to seek and find an answer. What questions do you ask yourself all day long? Are they effective or ineffective at helping you achieve your goals? 

Ineffective questions are problem-focused. 

It stands to reason that when you ask your mind a problem-focused question, it will search for the answer to the question, which doesn't always help you solve the problem!

7 Problem-Focused Questions NOT to ask

  • Why me?
  • Why can’t I do this?
  • Why do I always mess up?
  • How come I never get it right?
  • What’s wrong with me?
  • Why is this so hard?
  • How come everyone else gets what they want but I don't?

When you've been focusing on a problem, give yourself a mindset reset! Instead, ask the following 7 questions to focus on what you DO want, not what you DON'T want.

When you ask your mind a solution-focused question, you'll screen your...

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How to Boost Your Motivation in 5 Easy Tips


By Lauren Renee Archer

Motivation is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO.

What do professional athletes and peak performers have in common? High levels of motivation to achieve their goals. But if you ask any of them, they’ll tell you that motivation is not something you have, it’s something you DO.

Mindfulness invites you to notice your experience of the present moment, including your current level of motivation. Being mindful gives you insight into your thoughts, your feelings, your desires, and your resistance. You can’t change what you’re not aware of. Once you become aware of your internal experience, you are empowered to make changes. 

Motivation doesn’t just “come.”

A lot of people assume that motivation will just “come” to them, like a Fed-Ex package they expect to be dropped on their doorstep. If it doesn’t arrive, they assume that they just “aren’t motivated.” This is a...

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