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Posted by Lilian on August 19, 2010

green tea, mindful tea drinking, thich nhat hanh tea meditation

Photo by Suat Eman from freedigitalphotos.net

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Posted by Lilian on August 17, 2010

thich nhat hanh, mindfulness, peace, joy, happiness, plum village

In this brief video, Thich Nhat Hanh will make you smile, laugh and think.

What if we all acted in accordance with the knowledge that we are intimately related and interdependent? What if interpersonal relationships mirrored the relationship between our two hands?

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Posted by Lilian on August 14, 2010

spices, salt, sodium, mindfuleating

Our diets are too high in salt and sodium. The optimal limit for sodium is 1,500 milligrams a day, equivalent to the amount of sodium in about two-thirds of a teaspoon of salt.

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Posted by Lilian on August 12, 2010

shoes, walking, trails, mindful walking, exercise

I love to walk and enjoy nature. A mindful connection between my feet and the earth reminds me that I am intertwined with an abundance of beauty- a mutually supportive world that I give to and receive from, with every breath.

Despite the knowledge that walking brings me joy, I often need a reminder to prioritize this activity and an incentive to get out the door.

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Posted by Lilian on August 10, 2010

sun, light, inspiration

Your surroundings influence you and you influence your surroundings. This seemingly obvious statement often gets lost in our daily shuffle, but the implications of this relationship are important to understanding our own agency.

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Posted by Lilian on August 8, 2010

trails, walking, exercise, mindful walking, mindfulness

If you find that you have fallen away from your exercise plan for a day, a week, even a month, do not judge yourself harshly as a failure. Just start again. Everyday is a new day, an opportunity for a new beginning. You can begin anew every moment.

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Posted by Lilian on August 6, 2010

strawberries, eat seasonal, season food, mindful eating

"when I go shopping, when I cook, and when I eat, I shall give rise to mindfulness and not bring into my body the kind of food which makes me heavy and unwell."

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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Posted by Lilian on August 4, 2010

smile, love, mindful living, mindful life, meditation, peace

This 5 minute video from Plum Village brightened my day. I offer it to you for a break from the usual and inspiration for loving wholly.

The video describes that learning to truly love is the essence of mindful living. True love consists of friendship, compassion, joy and non discrimination.

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Posted by Lilian on August 2, 2010

sunset, relaxation, the child within, meditation, thich nhat hanh

This wonderful relaxation piece is provided to us by Wakeup - young Buddhists & non-Buddhists for a healthy, compassionate society.

Take 45 minutes for yourself today or this weekend and enjoy :).

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Posted by Lilian on July 29, 2010

cheese, salt, sodium

Americans ingest too much salt and it’s threatening our health. So how do we cut down? Salt is ingrained in our habit energy around eating and we must consciously form new healthy patterns.

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