Today’s Mindful Moment

Bring your attention inward to your breath. Is it fast and shallow or slow and heavy?  Slowly breathe in for the count of 5, hold for 5 counts and exhale for 5 counts and hold.  Do this 5 times.  Are you feeling more centered? Today show yourself loving kindness.  Celebrate your accomplishments, forgive your imperfections and mistakes, feel your feelings, be truly present, speak kindly to yourself and nurture yourself.  Check in with yourself, how are you feeling?  My wish is that you feel calm and centered.

Embrace the moment!

Lori

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Today’s Mindful Moment

Bring your attention inward to your breath. Is it fast and shallow or slow and heavy?  Slowly breathe in for the count of 5, hold for 5 counts and exhale for 5 counts and hold.  Do this 5 times.  Are you feeling more centered?  Today, be a good listener.  Engage someone in a conversation and fully listen to their story.  Stay present for the individual, if your mind wanders gently bring it back to the individual speaking.

Check in with yourself, how are you feeling? My wish is that you feel loving kindness and calm.

Embrace the moment!

Lori

Today’s Mindful Moment

Today, I want you to smile; bring mindful awareness to the people you pass on your journey today, and smile at everyone you see.   Be fully present in this moment, inhale love and exhale gratitude and smile.   Check in with yourself, how are you feeling?  My wish is that you feel calm and centered.

Embrace the moment!

Lori

Today’s Mindful Moment

Bring your attention inward to your breath. Is it fast and shallow or slow and heavy?  Slowly breathe in for the count of 5, hold for 5 counts and exhale for 5 counts and hold.  Do this 5 times.  Are you feeling more centered?  Continue to breathe slowly as you bring the image of an individual you have difficulty with into your mind, someone who may test your patience or get under your skin.  Try to observe their face through your mind’s eye.  Try to visualize details of their face, the color of their eyes, perhaps the shade of their hair.   Keep them in your mind as you bring a smile to your face and wish them unconditional happiness, repeat the following:

May you be Happy!

May you be Healthy!

May you be Safe!

May your life be filled with joy!

Check in with yourself, how are you feeling? For some this is a very difficult exercise, be kind with yourself and don’t judge your feelings, acknowledge them and let them go.

My wish is that you feel calm, centered and compassionate.

Embrace the moment!

Lori

Today’s Mindful Moment

This week our Mindful Moments will focus on Acts of Loving Kindness.

Take a moment to observe your breath. Is it fast and shallow or slow and heavy? Take a few deep breaths, slowly breathing in for the count of 5, holding for 5 counts and exhaling for 5 counts and holding the breath for the count of 5.  Do this 5 times.  How are you feeling? Are you feeling more relaxed?  Continue to breathe slowly, how are you feeling?

Today pay someone a genuine heartfelt compliment, let them know you see the beauty of their being.

Embrace the moment!

Lori

The Gift of Gratitude

My son was recently invited to a birthday party. He was very insistent of the gift he wanted to buy and he took extra time creating a birthday card.  When the day came we dropped him off at the party. He gathered up his gift and card and off he went for 3 hours of hard playing, cake eating, pop drinking and birthday singing.  When we picked him up, he thanked his hosts for inviting him and we went on our way.  A few days later he received a handmade thank you card from the birthday boy in the mailbox.   This small gesture was so well received by my son.  He was thrilled that the birthday boy took the time to thank him for not only the gift but also for celebrating his special day.  This act of kindness brought a big smile to my son’s face.

It is a small thing to say a kind word but the benefits are immeasurable. A simple and meaningful  ‘thank you‘ should never be underestimated, try it and watch how it can bring a big smile to the recipients face. And as William Arthur Ward wrote: Gratitude, www.mrmoose.ca

Today’s Mindful Moment

Today, I want you to go outside and breathe in the air; bring mindful awareness to your breath and the fresh air you are inhaling. Be fully present in this moment and inhale deeply.  Be aware of the air as it fills your lungs, does the air feel warm or cool, heavy or dry, is there a sweet scent to the air.  Breathe in deeply and calm your body and mind.  Breathe out and smile.  Check in with yourself, how are you feeling?  My wish is that you feel calm and centered.

Embrace the moment!

Lori