Mindfulness Coaching Blog
By Mac Dryden, ACC, BS As coaches and human beings we rarely need the overcomplicated stories and ideas that we’ve been taught. We each have access to our innate, intuitive genius in each moment when we tap in. If you look, you will see all babies and animals have...
By Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC In Dr. Suess' book, The Lorax, the Once-ler is the industrialist (inside all of us) whose greed of the planet’s resources prohibits him from thinking long-term. He cuts down one Truffula Tree after another until none are left. His...
by Kristin Moody, ACC, EdD Join her free Mindfulness Coaching Call this Monday! There is abundant research to support the importance of happiness in life. Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology researchers first provided focus on the role of happiness in personal and...
by Sherri Felton, ACC, LPCC, Performance Coach Join her free Mindfulness Coaching Call this Monday! Check out her EMDR class Why do people seek out the services of a coach? The main reason is to receive professional support in making a change. Our clients' lives are...
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...
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...
In what parts of your body
Has the Outside World landed?
The Outside World
Is not you.
Breathe out all that is not needed,
Breathe in all that is needed.
What are your Spirit Openers? Here are mine…
Today’s Spirit Opener List
•Collaboration with colleagues
•Biking to Galisteo Basin
•Exchanging ideas at CoFe
The passionate energy
Today’s Mindful Practice:
•Keep it simple!
•Don’t wait another moment
•Just jump…into the Friendly Unknown.
Your expiration date
There is much
I choose not to.
I keep traveling
Just for today
Towards ourselves and our home, Earth.
Just for today…just for today.
All Listening is
All Listening is
All Listening is
Listen for the whisperings.
Where we go next
Memories do not follow.
There is no conclusion.
Only an ever-changing
A constant since March.
It took almost 150 days
Before we became friends.
Around our planet
Permeating our hearts.
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?
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!
Emptiness and Form
What was seen
Are now shadows.
What was imperative
Is now forgotten.
The next steps?
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!
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.
Enjoy…breathe it in…it’s your day…and who knows what is down the road!
Using breath as your ally, imagine the inhale and
exhale as a flashlight highlighting what is
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.
It’s never too late to rewire your brain, change
careers, become healthier, make amends.
It is never too late to smile.
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
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…
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.
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?