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mindful at home

Magical Spring Air

There’s something magical about the smell of spring air.

Listening to the birds chirp, the sound of the waves, and the warm breeze hit the leaves takes me back to the same feeling of wonder and excitement as I did growing up.

During this reset, I’ve been looking back on the person I was before I let the world start to shape me. How did I feel on those warm spring days playing along the bay? What excited me to get up and run out to the backyard in the morning?

In the days before cell phones and the internet, we learned how to have fun on our own- and we had a lot less anxiety.

As I look back on a simpler time, I can’t help but wonder, why not always live this way? Why not incorporate more balance into everyday life even when the world starts up again?

Although we have the world at our fingertips, we will miss what’s right in front of us if we don’t pause to see it.

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mindful at work self discovery

The Power of Pause

Our society glorifies “busy,” though often times people aren’t accomplishing anything at all. We come and we go, forgetting to take moments for ourselves to sit in quiet contemplation.

This morning I heard a great message- to embrace the power of pause.

It’s these quiet moments when we gain insight, charge our batteries, and embrace the power within. Instead of quickly coming to a resolution or a response, take a few minutes to stop and think.

With a new week ahead, it’s important to remember to breathe, reflect, and take a pause before reacting. Whether it’s a disagreement at work or a task you need to accomplish, remember how powerful pause can be.