Think Big, Start Small

A little music? It’s Monday and we thought this song would be the perfect addition to our Mindful Monday lineup … Why music? The benefits of music cannot be overstated. AARP conducted a survey of music and brain health. The results indicated the following about the impact of music on cognitive and emotional well-being: Music (more…)

One Word Makes All The Difference

Today our mindfulness activity is going to focus on one word. Choose one of the words below and write it on an index card, piece of note paper, post-it, or even the back of an envelope. Then place the paper with with word on it somewhere you will see it (refrigerator, bathroom mirror, computer monitor). (more…)

&$@#! I’m Broke! My Brain Bucks Account Is Overdrawn.

Running out of mental energy always seems to happen at the worst time; in the middle of a meeting, while trying to get that last “thing” done before the end of the day, in the middle of a family gathering. You’ve probably even had the experience where your neurologist told you to “pace yourself” or (more…)

Coloring Today (it’s not what you think)

Today our mindful suggestions focus on color. These three exercises can be alternated throughout the coming week. Connect The Colors Kermit the frog from Sesame Street sang a great song called Rainbow Connection. I can still see him sitting on a log in a bog or forested area with his frog-sized banjo singing his heart (more…)

Slow Down! Here Comes Some Wabi-Sabi.

Wabi-Sabi? What the heck is that?! If you’re not familiar with wabi sabi, it’s a traditional Japanese concept derived from two verbs; wabu and sabu. From a Buddhist perspective, it embodies the impermanence and imperfection of life. The Japanese take it one step further to see the beauty in the imperfection. Think of it as (more…)

Today I Am Grateful

Our mindfulness exercise for today is about gratitude. What are you grateful for in this moment and how does it make you feel? You can do this exercise anywhere. If you’re feeling frustrated it’s a great stress reliever. It might even make you smile. Step 1 – Think about something you are grateful for. Step (more…)