Your eyes dilate, blood that normally flows through your organs is diverted to your muscles, your heart rate increases, you sweat…

….and it’s all because your daughter ruined your favorite LuLu Lemon pants! Fight or Flight is something we should ALL understand about our mind and bodies its a function of what scientists call our sympathetic nervous system… Not just highly reactive people…but every child, every teen, and every adult can be empowered to live a … Continue Reading

Oh Shift! A simple lesson in shifting our focus and awareness

Last Thursday in my 6th grade, social studies class I was talking to the students about picking their #oneword2017. I will write another post on this amazing lesson, but today I have to share a funny, mindfulness story and I only have a little window of time to post. So, I am showing the students a plethora of … Continue Reading

Mindfully Connect

Finding a domain name was a bit of a challenge….  I wanted a .com and so there were not a whole lot of choices for a reasonable price.  Much to my surprise I found mindfullyconnect.com and bought the domain name right away.  I wasn’t even sure if I made the right choice for my blog… … Continue Reading

Finding my path to mindful living…my first steps to mindful tools

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I have always loved this ancient Chinese Proverb, as it inspires me to take those steps- to go for things that seem difficult or impossible…..But today, as I sit here reflecting on how my mindfulness journey began these were the first words that came to mind.  … Continue Reading