First silent meditation retreat – 3 Tips to use in your own practice and in daily life

Wow, everyone! It’s been 22 months since I started meditating on a daily basis. When I started, I was looking for answers for my anxiety. I wanted it to go away completely, I just wanted to be “normal,” whatever that means. I didn’t really know what to expect since I was the first one that…

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Your message is very important

The sun is shining, peace is present, and life is great in each moment. There will always be daily challenges in which we’ll face but we must find the light in each moment because the present is what matters most. I woke up this morning with a mental shift. I know what the shifts feel…

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Is there something wrong with me?

If you’re anything like me, you notice your wandering mind throughout the day. You’re very curious, you love to try new things, and you’re very excited to meet new people. You tell yourself all these fabulous ideas, and you even write them down. You’re very confident, and feel as though you have so much potential. The…

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How much of your mental energy is being drained by distraction?

I realized something the other day. It was another aha moment, and I’ve been having many of them since practicing mindfulness. Mainly due to looking within my own mind, watching myself, and being open to whatever pops up in there. To be more aware of the things we tell ourselves is critical to living a…

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3 reasons why a daily mindfulness practice will improve your quality of life

If you haven’t heard about the power of practicing Mindfulness, it’s time to give it a try. The short-term and long-term benefits are being discovered on a daily basis and programs are happening all over the world. It’s a practice that doesn’t require a whole lot of effort or time, if you can let go…

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Cultivating a beginner’s mind to get off auto-pilot

What does auto-pilot mean to you? Do you notice when you’re “zoning” out or when you’re doing the same task over and over while not feeling anything special at all? Is your career what others wanted you to do or what you truly enjoy doing? Have you ever taken time out of your life to…

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Why Other People’s Expectations May Be Holding You Back

Hello, beautiful souls We all are here for a reason, right? I mean, deep down, we all have thoughts and desires that make us who we are. We all have a purpose in life and I’m wondering if you’re embracing yours?  Are you experiencing daily life on purpose or is your mind so loud that…

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Mindfulness exercise for your furry family members

As you know, I’m also the owner of Fast Pet Services in Minot, North Dakota. We offer luxury pet home visits for those working long hours or on vacation. We would love to hear from you and how you practice Mindfulness with your pets! Thank you for reading and have a mindful evening with your…

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3 reasons why you should start paying attention to your inner voice

We all have wandering and worrying thoughts. Sometimes, our inner voice can truly control the way we think about ourselves, others, our community, and the world at large. We can think out of survival mode or we can use our inner voice to our advantage to create a better life for ourselves and our families….

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How present do you feel?

I have an exercise for you to try and I would greatly appreciate your feedback on it once you complete it. It’s an exercise that you’ll do before and in the shower and it will help ground you to be more present. Because if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself planning and visualizing in…

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