I was honoured to be asked to contribute to a post involving several top bloggers giving their most inspirational advice this week!
Visit Beyond Norms to read the article.
Thanks Rob for asking me!
The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be,
and no child of mine will be contained in five letters.
You will be
but you will never be merely "pretty."
|Hollie and her husband|
|'Marina' by Hollie Dunne|
|good times at a Crafty Pot Luck Party|
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."George Eliot
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
-Winne the Pooh
Mindful people are happier, more exuberant, more empathetic, and more secure. They have higher self-esteem and are more accepting of their own weaknesses. Anchoring awareness in the here and now reduces the kinds of impulsivity and reactivity that underlie depression, binge eating, and attention problems. Mindful people can hear negative feedback without feeling threatened. They fight less with their romantic partners and are more accommodating and less defensive. As a result, mindful couples have more satisfying relationships.