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My Word of 2018

Each year, for the last three years, I have spent time in December reflecting on what I want my word for the new year to be. I go through a five-day journaling course provided by Susannah Conway. Not only does … Continue reading

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My Word of 2017

CHALLENGE This word came to me late in 2016, around the time of the presidential elections. Before I knew it would be my word, I was searching for a new direction. Mindfulness and rejuvenate treated me well in 2015 and … Continue reading

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Key Words

Every once in awhile I like to put my blog’s URL into a word cloud generator and see what comes up. The bigger the word, the more prominently it was used in my posts.  Last January learning and reflections were … Continue reading

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Rejuvinate

My focus word for 2016 is rejuvinate. While this is not something I consciously think about every day, I do make an effort to ask myself these questions when planning activities or making decisions that impact my schedule: Will this … Continue reading

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My Word of 2016

Last year was the first year I picked a focus word for myself. I found the process of selecting my word, and the year spent focused on it, were beneficial. My goal last year was to find a word that … Continue reading

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A Year of Mindfulness

One year ago I sat down with a friend, and the Unraveling the Year Ahead, by Susannah Conway. It was a journaling activity designed to help you reflect on 2014 and figure out your focus, and your one little word, … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Routines

During August I tried something new. Instead of setting the alarm for 5:00 AM and jumping on the treadmill right away, I set the alarm for 5:30 and eased my way into a new morning routine. I spent my first … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Mindfulness Reminders

I must begin this post with an apology for anyone who received the accidental first draft of this post (with all of two words on it earlier this week!) via email or through the bad link on Twitter. My word … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Breakthrough!

Mindfulness has been my focus word throughout 2015. In the first four months of the year, I faced tremendous personal, professional, and educational stress. I believe that my mindfulness practices helped me survive that time, but I was in no … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring More Mindfulness

As the year continues, there are days when I have to force myself to slow down and think about my mindfulness practice. There are other days when I notice some habits I have built within the last four months. For … Continue reading

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