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A Pocket-Sized Reminder

Have you ever walked along a road, trail, or beach when a small stone caught your eye? Perhaps it was the unique shape, color, beauty, or the ways it reflected the sunlight, but for whatever reason you were moved to pick it up. Maybe you even took it with you as a reminder of that place or moment.

Inspiring Avocados by Susan Guillory

These fabulous fruits are such a staple in so many diets and lifestyles that I felt the need to continue with with the culinary inspiration they provide. 

A Truly Mindful Snack

When hunger arises, a small, healthy snack can be quite satisfying. Something as simple as a handful of mixed nuts can be enough to tide you over, helping you approach your next meal without feeling the urge to overeat.  

The Importance of a Supportive Community

Building a healthy, supportive community is very important to mindfulness practice. Within this caring community we are liberated from our perceptions of separateness. We are free to share our practice, our reflections and ourselves, openly. This nurturing environment allows us to let go of judgment and misperceptions because we know that in this group, there is positive company, love and support.

Plum Village explains the strength of a community (Sangha):

A Two-Minute Bliss Break

When we’re swept away by our stresses and anxieties, making the time to pause and calm down can seem like a challenge—even if we know it’s exactly what we need. If you find yourself in this situation, try to take just two minutes to give yourself a bliss break.

Breathe easily and freely focusing on your in-breaths and out-breaths. Absorb Thay’s words and the sound of the bell with each inhale, releasing all the tensions in your body with each exhale.

 

The Age of Enoughism: Interview with Dr. Lilian Cheung


“Resting and restoring are just as important as working.”

1. Mindfulness and enoughism are hot topics today among politicians economists and thinkers globally – in your opinion why?

Something Sweet to Savor by Olivia Coleman

Sometimes, when your sweet-tooth beckons, a piece of fruit just won’t do the trick! When this is the case, it’s best to take a small piece of the treat you’re craving and eat slowly, savoring every bite. It’s even better when you can make your own, rather than choosing store-bought desserts, since you control each ingredient that goes in, and can make some healthier swaps.

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