Wellbeyond Live simpler, feel better. Your full attention What you receive when you give your undivided attention Freedom What does it mean to be truly free? Quiet Time A short break from modern stimuli creates space for healing and renewal. Training the Mind Four tips that help you cultivate your meditation practice. What's your quarantine plan? Our routines help us know intuitively where we are in time, without even looking at a clock or a calendar. Why Meditate? A little mindfulness can go a long way in making things feel more tolerable and finding the goodness in a difficult situation. Where are the helpers? When we feel unsettled by scary news reports, we can take comfort in the words of Mr. Rogers and his mom. Activate your super power Unleash the power of abundant enthusiasm. Quiet thoughts There's a part of you that holds deep wisdom. It won't speak out of turn. The space in between We spend our lives getting things done. What happens in the space between those actions? Congratulations You have arrived in the present moment. Parent-guided mindfulness meditation Meditation fosters resilience, which helps kids cope with difficult situations. A bamboo stick for your mind Elephants are very curious animals that love to pick things up with their trunk. Free like the sun Free, for a limited time. One minute of gratitude What do you feel thankful for today? The ordinary and the miraculous The ordinary and the miraculous are not mutually exclusive. The power of your presence What can have more impact than the most eloquent words and the most heroic actions? Redefining perfection The desire for perfection is a discouraging force. Delight Even though delight is unpredictable, it shows up more when you invite it. A forgiving posture What makes people act rude or insensitive? Beginning your day It's well worth taking a few minutes every morning to cultivate gratitude and well wishes. Awareness Being more aware is not a one-time decision, though. It's an ongoing process. Change the world When you change your view, the whole world changes. Breathe with the belly What can you do when your mind is firing on all cylinders during meditation? Being resourceful When you've exhausted all the possibilities, remember this: you haven't. Sustained enthusiasm Mike Tyson famously said that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. Discomfort Once you've mastered discomfort, you will enjoy a new freedom. Always look for the helpers When bad things happen in the world, we can console our children with the words of Fred Rogers and his mom. Dance We were born to dance. Bent on blooming 🌱 Adversity can be so discouraging that it blinds you to opportunity. Brighten someone's day It doesn't take much to brighten someone's day. Add a little nature Let the beauty of nature nourish your spirit. A happy moment When you're in a happy moment, acknowledging it makes it even better. Excitement A little excitement goes a little way. A lot of excitement goes a little way, too. Guard your mind Your thougths are like speech, except that "the other person" is you. Spring Forward The verb "spring" has a delightful bunch of meanings. How will you spring forward this year? Muddy Water Your meditation gives the sand some time to settle down. What's the quality of your time? Of course, it varies every moment. You could judge this quality on a scale of one to ten. Sawubona and Ngikhona Mindfulness is part of every culture. Falling into the groove The hardest thing about doing something hard is beginning. Puppy mind Train your mind like you would train a puppy. Why train the mind? Mindfulness can make you more resilient, kinder, and happier. Celebrate success Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, acknowledging your blessings. Rerouting habits You can change a habit once you notice its trigger. The name game This simple game can help clarify and empower your thinking. Maybe means no. Only accept what serves you. Unwrap the present You have an opportunity to indulge in the freshness of the present moment. Begin with goodness We all know what’s good for us and what isn’t. Knowing the difference is easy. Choosing, not so much. Being a good friend Ask yourself: what have you done for me lately? Quality Assurance Three simple questions can help you increase the quality of your presence. Loosen up Trying as hard as you can is not always the best approach. Begin with gratitude Count the good things in your life and rejoice in them. A little extra You have the opportunity to make the moment special for whomever you're with. Make your dreams Your hopes and dreams aren't given to you. You make them. Two simple words Two simple words hold the key to a life of happiness. Wait? It's not ready. Almost. We can start soon. We're almost there. What lies on the other side of discomfort? How far is too far? There's only one way to find out. Being generous When I give you a smile, I don't have to give my smile away. Matters of the Heart Happy Valentine's Day. ❣️ Consistently good When you establish a good habit, being consistent makes it easier. McMindfulness Mindfulness is being sold as a miracle solution. Big Mindfulness is coming. Walking works. Our bodies were not made for flying, driving, or even biking. The Power of Breathing Ever since you let out your first cry, you've been breathing. Thoughtful leisure How do you spend your leisure time? Do you surrender to the forces that seek to steal your attention? Open or closed Are you closed-minded or open-minded? This is not an easy question to answer. Being patient We think of patience as the ability to wait without getting upset. There's more to it. Noticing triggers Many of our automatic reactions are correct and helpful. Others not so much. Onward "It's not the direction of the wind, but the setting of the sails that really matters." — Jim Orhn Stories How to let go of a feeling. A bargain at twice the price Getting occasionally ripped off is the cost of traveling through this world without worries. It's worth every penny. Tidy up your time Marie Kondo has helped thousands of people tidy up their space. You can use her techniques to tidy up your time, making life more spacious and joyful. Shine Pursuing your passion is generous. True fulfillment When you practice mindfulness, you can live deeply in the present moment. Water Life on Earth is made of water. Helping is a privilege There are many thoughtful ways to help. What they have in common is that you both end up being better off. Playing it unsafe "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." — Michael Jordan Health and Gratitude “The miracle is to walk on the green Earth, dwelling in the present moment.” — Thich Nhat Hanh Empty your cup Start fresh, from the ground up, where it is safe to learn and discover. The art of eating Eating well is an art. You can fully enjoy the meal if you take your time and eliminate all distractions. Asking good questions Behind every question is an intention. Joy is highly contagious Notice joy. See it. Catch it. Feel it. It's everywhere you go. Cues for mindfulness Could we use the stimuli of life as cues to weave mindfulness into our day? “Indulge Me” When you hesitate, when you freeze, when your mind envisions something you don’t want, your fear wakes up and says “indulge me”. Cosmic Laughter Cosmic laughter is the laughter that comes from the surprise and delight of seeing the obvious. Collect your mind If your body were as scattered as your mind, you’d find pieces of it everywhere. Apologies and forgiveness The purpose of your apology is not to lift your burden. It is to acknowledge that you were wrong and to express your regret for what you did. Spiraling into control The mind is part of the body. When your mind is racing or you feel overwhelmed with emotions, your body becomes agitated as well. The compassion boomerang Cultivating kindness for yourself may lift a great burden and allow you to contribute to the world more freely and spontaneously. Eat the carrot, take the stick. Unleash your motivation from within. It’s already here, waiting for you. 🥕 Great expectations The first time you got on a bike, how many miles did you ride? When you first learned how to write, what genre of novel did you create? Roadblocks Start exploring roadblocks with great enthusiasm. Let it go? Be kind to yourself. You don’t have to let it go. You can let it be. Greeting Thoughts To cultivate your meditation practice, be kind and polite to your thoughts without giving them too much attention. Silence is the best podcast When you stay with silence long enough, eventually you will hear what your heart is telling you. Walking is a way of falling forward Nothing stays the same. Everything remains in motion. Balance can only exist through constant change. Finding your place of ease How to enjoy your practice even when it's difficult.