Day 28- BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenfe

7 Obstacles to Mindfulness and How to Overcome Them Today I am sharing this post from Tiny Buddha about some common obstacles in our mindfulness practice. I know that I have and continue  to experience these challenges as I embrace a “mindful” life: 1. Mindfulness takes ongoing effort. 2. There will always be distractions. 3. Progress doesn’t always come quickly. 4. You may want to give up. 5. Your goals may challenge your mindfulness. 6. You might forget that the journey is the destination. 7. Sometimes you’ll want to be anywhere but in the now. Don’t forget to check out Tiny Buddha’s full article on the obstacles to...

Day 27- BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

What’s the Best Mindfulness Practice for Me? (quiz) With the countless mindfulness practices available, sometimes it can be challenging to decide where to start! This post from Mindful Teachers can give you an idea of which practice might be most effective for you: http://www.mindfulteachers.org/2015/03/whats-the-best-mindfulness-practice-for-me.html...

Day 26 – BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Day 26- Dan Harris, again. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on to mediation after a live, on-air panic attack. He explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze....

Day 25 – BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Day 25- For Day 25, the beginning of our final week of BPD Awareness Month, a rap about mindfulness for you: (See lyrics below) Hook: My mindfulness (8x) Verse 1: Mindfulness is present but we judge no one Stickin to the present But I ain’t frozen Let it go (2x) Shot out to the snowman Olof Hold off On my mind closing Got to keep it open like the U.S Us working together Never ever do we do stress We do less, worrying and tripping What we do though We do more Watching, Learn and listen And we know to pay attention when we in class In the streets people wrecking Like a car crash People out of line Lane switching Moving to fast Using my mind and attention No need to gas Oo yeah… aye! Aye! Hook: My mindfulness (8x) Verse 2: Deep breaths Respirator New ideas stay fresh Innovator Show more say less Demonstrator Every moment Be your best Make your best Greater Hard times Give us hard times But when I Don’t judge And Keep a strong mind Then I Keep still Til I calm down When I’m calm now I’m Findin mindful solutions On my own now Made a mindful decision Came in the game with a mind set on winnin Had to name it To tame it Anchor words did it You get it This is my life And mindfully I live it Aye, aye, aye… Hook: My mindfulness...
Day 23 – BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Day 23 – BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Mindfulness is more than sitting quietly and focusing on your breath and body sensations. It is nonjudgmental paying attention to and throwing yourself into the present moment. You can mindfully walk, eat, sit, stand, talk, laugh, hug, color, breathe, swim, clean, and….. you can mindfully play games! Mindfulness Games are games that we have specially designed to develop your awareness, calm and compassion through play. We have published instructions for nine games to start with, and importantly they are games you play with other people and in ‘real life’. At Mindful Games, you can gain awareness, compassion, and calm through play. And if these aren’t cutting it for you….you can always whip out a Bop...

Day 20 – BPD Awareness Month 31 Days Day Mindfulness Challenge

Day 20 – How We Learn – Synapses and Neural Pathways If you have been following the 31 Day challenge, you have heard several times that practicing mindfulness is like lifting a weight, it is an exercise which we must complete repeatedly to strengthen the muscle. Some of us have spent 20,30, or 60 years without practicing mindfulness, and our minds are conditioned to wander and be distracted, to stress and worry. It makes sense that we would need consistent practice and a fair amount of effort! I watch the video below often because it is a great visual on how difficult it can be to change years of mental programming!...