I hope you’ve given yourself the opportunity to practice mindfulness since last week’s post. We've got one more Guest Post this month to wrap up our short series on mindfulness and Niti and I would love to hear from you about your experiences – specifically I want to know, how being mindful made you feel?? Did it give you a greater sense of gratitude for life, for the moment, or was it boring or difficult to quiet all of the chatter that goes on in our heads throughout the d
Picture this: It is the Spring of 1998. You are finishing out your sophomore year of college and you are currently in the passenger seat of your friend’s convertible driving down Wade Avenue. It is 4:07 in the late afternoon. The sun is shining brightly and the rays of it warm your skin. There isn’t a cloud to be seen in the beautiful Carolina blue sky. The slight cool breeze feels refreshing as it gently blows through your hair. The trees are in bloom and are rhythmically sw
February One. Ever look down at your calendar or have to write the date after a long weekend off from working and wonder… Where has the month ran off to so quickly? Yeah, me too. What about those #goals, or better yet, Intentions, you set back at the beginning of January? How are those going for you? If you’re of the majority of folks, you probably fall in one of three categories: (1) still plugging away, (2) teetering on the edge of still doing it “sometimes”, or (3) you’
There seems to be two major types of people in the world, or at least that come into my office, and they become easily identifiable when I begin to ask them about what their daily life looks like. I ask them about their routine. The first type will very blasé-like, maybe laugh even, and talk about how “go with the flow” they are. No need for routine here. But then they can’t seem to get their life together in some way or another or their mental health is suffering. The sec
In the past week few weeks @thedrmoore and I have been chatting and she mentioned that she’s always said “you have to know who to tell what to”. It was one of her earlier lessons through friendships and relationships. But with SO many ways to reach out to someone today through technology (more on that later) and the desire for others to be so accessible to use, how do we know WHO to talk to? So as wonderful as LaTanya is, she shared her thoughts and below is a collaboration
Oh, Avocados… You can pretty much find them on any menu these days. They’re on your salads, your burger, deep fried, and the most popular, on toast. There’s literally an entire restaurant (or rightly named an avocado bar) dedicated to them in Brooklyn, NY. Walking the fine line of ripeness. Often found either being too firm and green and then suddenly and without notice being WAY too ripe, black skinned, and well black inside and not that lovely shade of green we look for.
Grief. Defined by dictionary.com as a keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret or a cause of occasion of keen distress or sorrow. Most of us think of grief in terms of the loss of a loved one. Some of us have experienced this many times and some none at all. I believe that grief comes at varying degrees dependent upon our mindset at the time and/or our relationship with those we’ve lost. But as I was hit with an overpowering fee
Some days go better than others. Some times you get dealt a series of unfortunate events. This is my “Vacation Monday”. Know what I wanted to do today?? Nothing. You heard me correctly, I wanted NO PLANS for today. Go with the flow. Do what makes me feel good. There’s no secret being kept that the past 4 weeks have made for a chaotic month on this end. Not complaining, just describing as I know that a lot of you can relate at one time or another. For me, its been keepi