Does Happiness Elude You?

 

I am writing this post while vacationing in Mexico. It seems fitting to write about happiness in such a beautiful place. There was a time when all I thought I needed to be happy was all the things I didn’t have. Now I no longer pursue happiness. I appreciate when I am happy, but I appreciate more the times when I am at peace with myself and with the world.

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A Mindfulness Lesson from my Granddaughter

I read my 13-year-old Granddaughter Kaylie’s Blog the other day. She wrote that she steps back from her emotions and examines them as if they were the emotions of a friend. I realized that she was describing an important lesson in mindfulness. Continue reading “A Mindfulness Lesson from my Granddaughter”

Hobbies as a form of Mindfulness

Hobbies play an important role in helping us stay present and in the moment. Before I learned Mindfulness, I thought a hobby’s only function was to prove I wasn’t boring at a cocktail party. After all, what practical reason could I have for filling my basement with miniature dollhouses? Continue reading “Hobbies as a form of Mindfulness”