Mindfulness Coaching Blog

If St. Hildegard Was Your Coach…

If St. Hildegard Was Your Coach…

by Meg Hess, D.Min., PCC St. Hildegard lived, and thrived, in Germany in the 12th century. The more I learn about her remarkable life with her outstanding contributions to medicine, theology, art, and writing, the more I think of her as a guide for those who wish to...

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Community Is Not a Plastic Bag

by Matthew Rezac, ACC, MPS The word “community” gets thrown around a lot, especially online. Type your email, make a click, and BAM! You’re in. Welcome to the community. Communities are common as plastic bags these days. Apparently, they’re as nourishing as plastic...

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Be Discerning

Be Discerning

In what parts of your body
Has the Outside World landed? 

A reminder;
The Outside World 
Is not you.

Be discerning.

Breathe out all that is not needed,
Breathe in all that is needed.

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Cultivating Your Spirit Opener List

Cultivating Your Spirit Opener List

What are your Spirit Openers?  Here are mine…

Today’s Spirit Opener List
•Breathing exercises
•Contemplative writing
•Collaboration with colleagues
•Biking to Galisteo Basin
•Exchanging ideas at CoFe

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The passionate energy
Of manifesting.

Today’s Mindful Practice:
•Keep it simple!
•Don’t wait another moment
•Just jump…into the Friendly Unknown.

What arises?

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If It Were An Ally

If It Were An Ally

If the fires were an ally
If the smoke was an ally
If the drought was an ally
If the wind storms were an ally…

How would we alchemize
These strong energies
Into potent teachings
For all life?

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Create a Vision Board

Create a Vision Board

How can we remember 
To love ourselves enough
To change the form of our lives
And reflect who we truly are…
Not what the world
Wants us to robotically be?

Create a Vision Board!

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Reset Time!

Reset Time!

Reset time is living in Beginners Mind as fresh eyes and fresh beginnings are revealed.

Here are a few ways Reset Time manifests:
-Follow your intuition as you drive yourself to an unknown location for an overnight.
-Spend 24 hours in your flannel pj’s unplugged so you can plug into your inner world.
-Wander around the town you live in as though for the last time.
-Take yourself out on a date and surprise yourself with unusual gifts.
-Go to bed an hour earlier and get up an hour later. Record your dreams as they arise.
-Give yourself permission to do what you have always wanted to do!

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Following through…

Following through…

We promise ourselves so many things. Sometimes
we forget the follow through to make it a reality.

Remember: You are your oldest and dearest friend.
Without following through on self-commitment we
turn our backs on ourselves and forget who we are.

Challenge: Each day this week fulfill a promise you
have made to yourself and follow through.

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In this moment: What is alive in you?

In this moment: What is alive in you?

Using breath as your ally, imagine the inhale and
exhale as a flashlight highlighting what is
manifesting within.

Developing awareness takes courage. The courage to
go slow while being attentive to how you are naturally

Again, ask yourself “What is alive in me?”

Give yourself a few minutes to witness what arises.

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I-PhoneLookers and ShoeLookers

I-PhoneLookers and ShoeLookers

Being an I-PhoneLooker or a ShoeLooker keeps us
from experiencing the ten directions of a loving life.

As you keep your head down I challenge you to find
the heart of love in every thought and feeling that
arises from what you view.

Then bring your head up, breathe in the fresh air and
look around.

See the spontaneous smiles of two-leggeds. Listen to
the the HumourMakers and feel again how the body
comes alive with laughter. Smell the scent of snow
coming over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and
witness the excitement of your body. Feel your heart
beat. Notice the preciousness of your human body.

Let yourself evolve into a MiracleLooker…

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Beyond Being a Brain on a Stick

Beyond Being a Brain on a Stick

Bringing our bodies wholeheartedly into meditation and mindfulness practices gives us somatic wisdom.

By going to essence somatically we enter into the Qi Zone.

I challenge you to go there…explore…you are larger than you think.

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Think into Emotional Truth Clouding

Think into Emotional Truth Clouding

Think into how you emotionally tell yourself stories
that aren’t necessarily true.  Think into how your
emotions cloud your reality and then perpetuate
illusions.  Think into all this…

And breathe it all out!  This is not who you are.  

Well, then who are you?

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Living from An Awakened Mind…

Living from An Awakened Mind…

Give yourself a few moments to Zen-down the
narrative to one question:
“How do I live in a blameless world?” 

Listen for the answers. They will come as you open
into a no-blame and spacious growth mindset.

What becomes alive as you walk into the Sunrise of a
No-Blame World?

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Entanglements with family, friends and colleagues
happen. They usually arise from lack of trust,
disrespecting established boundaries and the
inability or unwillingness to directly communicate
our needs. 

It is not uncommon when in the midst of
entanglement with another to feel there is no way
out. The inner roughhousing between you, your
Monkey Mind and Gremlin can not only be hurtful,
disruptful and damaging but can infiltrate your well
being and the well being of others.  

When caught in the web of entanglement remember, 
Everything is a teaching.  
•Clearly ask yourself, “What needs are going unmet
for me?  
•What needs are going unmet for the other person?”  
•Once unmet needs are established ask, “How will I
meet these needs?”
•Listen with a Growth Mindset and do at least one
action each day until the mind and heart have settled.

For a Needs Inventory from Center for NonViolent
Communication click here:

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What are you practicing today?

What are you practicing today?

We practice Qi Gung. We practice violin. We practice
being kind. We practice sitting meditation and
mindfulness exercises.

Practice is about deepening. As we deepen we
develop the muscles needed to go deeper into the
consciousness of the Body, Mind and Spirit.

And so…
If your mind is practicing despair your body will
experience despair.  For instance, if you are practicing
watching the news, reading the news and listening to
the news your BodyMindSpirit will take the hit.

The practice of “staying on top of the news” may then
evolve and deepen into recreational bitterness with
friends and internal hysterics within you. 

Choose carefully what you are practicing today…and
notice what arises.

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