Posts tagged inspiration

Practicing non-judgment

I’m currently reading Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke to help calm my nerves about the labor & delivery process. I used to work at a center where she would teach a class on the same topic, and at that time in my life, pregnancy was one of the furthest things from my mind.

Now, the reality is approaching and I want to be as mentally and emotionally prepared for it. I can’t think of a better way than practicing mindfulness.

One key thing about mindfulness meditation practice is non-judgment. It’s the act of not reacting to situations and instantly labeling them as “good” or “bad,” but rather just letting something be. As the book describes, “Because mindfulness allows us to take a step away from our stories, we are less likely to get caught up in an endless loop of painful judgments about either ourselves or others…makes it possible to see that we are not our thoughts.” By letting go and living in the space of what happens around us and how we interpret it, it becomes easier to simply observe and be in the present moment. Read More

Live Your Story | Episode 2: If it hurts, stop doing it

Is there one area in your life that gets you irked or frustrated? Or maybe you’re frustrated about something in general and know something needs to change…but you’re not quite sure what.

This episode talks about how to identify an area for change, and how being intentional about removing frustrations in your life can ultimately move you towards the life you want.

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P.S. Make sure you also check out Episode 1: What are you all about? to get the foundation of living your story.

 

On being happy

My friends over at Metastate Movement, Maryn and Darrée, came to visit a few months ago as part of a project they are working on. They’ve been posting snippets of interviews they’ve had along the way, of others who are rewriting the dream.

Here’s my story:

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I encourage you to check out the rest of their blog. Many insightful conversations and inspiration on rewriting the dream can be found there.

Enjoy!

Lia