I LOVE to-do lists. I mean I truly, truly love them. Not much gives me greater satisfaction than crossing something off my list. Making lists at work is how I keep track of what needs to be done and when. I use my calendar, a special notebook just for my weekly to-dos, and post-it notes… Read More To-Do Listing My Way Through Life
When I went back to work after having my second daughter recently, I thought that I could jump back in where I left off without consequence. I mean, I have done this job for years and years and of course nothing has changed. But everything had changed. I had a second baby 6 years apart… Read More Be Kind to Yourself
How much courage do I have to really touch the present? I was listening to a Pema Chodron talk and one of her participants shared how anxiety producing it was for her to attempt to meditate. She literally couldn’t tolerate the stillness. How much courage do you have to really touch the stillness? I can… Read More Survivor Series: Mindfulness
I am about half-committed to mindfulness. I live in full enjoyment of my kids, my wife and nature. I love adventures, big and small, like exploring our local river for the 100th time, getting all dirty and throwing the kids and the dog in the bath immediately upon returning home. When it comes to joy, I can sink in. … Read More Mindfulness for Kids
“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. ” -Sylvia Boorstein Several years ago, I started to explore the concept of mindfulness and meditation. In… Read More I can simply be!
I promise not to let my happiness grow or dissipate by external things. I will hold myself accountable when I say “I’m happy BECAUSE I have THIS” or “I’m happy BECAUSE I accomplished THAT.” I promise myself and my kids that together we will learn that happiness doesn’t come from things turning out the way we want, or the things we get to have, it comes from us.… Read More The Secret to Happiness?
Taking Brené Brown’s eCourse has led me to think about the messages and mantras we let guide us. I find her work to be so true for me. But prior to discovering Brené’s work, I felt bombarded by pseudo-inspiring life advice at every turn and it’s not always easy to know which things to filter… Read More Commencement Speech
Initially, this blog post was going to be about how women could help poise themselves for more leadership roles. I wanted to work on developing better leadership qualities for myself and write about what I’d discovered along the way. As usual for me, what started out as one project (women in leadership) ended up in… Read More Mindfulness and Leadership
The first part of this post is written by me (Holly) and the second is written by CTWM’s founder Michelle. Holly: Since December 14, 2012 (the Newtown tragedy), my local community (and other communities far and wide) have been trying to find a way to change the world we live in. Aside from the laws,… Read More Reduce Stress and Find Inner Peace – A New Mini-Series
Guest Post Written by Stacy Litke A friend at work told me the other day that he had quit drinking coffee and alcohol recently so that when New Year’s rolled around he could resolve to start drinking coffee and alcohol and for once in his life would be successful at a resolution. Certainly can’t argue… Read More How to Have a Mindful New Year