Seize the Future!

The whole idea of a life journey is to be open to the what if. This is a positive read on how WE can change the future for the best. ❤

“This is a time of resistance. One of our most important jobs is to imagine America (and the world) after Trump. To recognize that while he and his gang are vile and dangerous, they are temporary. We need to imagine the world without them in order to limit their power over our imaginations. We need to remember that other powerful people have a say in our future: Us.”

About The Nearly Now, and why you should read it.

Source: Seize the Future!

Mindful Monday – How to Eat Mindfully

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Welcome to Mindful Monday. Each week I look at new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming more conscious about my life journey. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I try to live in the present.

Come and join me on my journey. You never know what you will learn about yourself.


Do you ever think about what it means to eat mindfully? Wait… I’m not talking about sitting on the couch while you’re watching a movie and mindlessly eating a bag of chips. Not that kind of mindful eating!

Instead, sit down at a table with a beautiful place setting. Take a few moments to pause and taste your food. Slow down. What are you thinking about with each bite? How do you feel? Are you hungry or thirsty? What is your body telling you?

Try to connect with you – the person holding the fork.


Jean Kristeller, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Indiana State University, created a mindfulness-based eating program that teaches people to connect with the feelings and body signals. The Center for Mindful Eating shares:

“Mindful Eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom. By using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body, acknowledging your responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment, and becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating you can change your relationship to food.”

Here are the Principles of Mindful Eating from the site:

“Principles of Mindfulness:

Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention, non-judgmentally, in the present moment.

Mindfulness encompasses both internal processes and external environments.

Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations in the present moment.

With practice, mindfulness cultivates the possibility of freeing yourself of reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting.

Mindfulness promotes balance, choice, wisdom, and acceptance of what is.

Mindful Eating is:

Allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom.

Using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body.

Acknowledging responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment.

Becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating.

Someone Who Eats Mindfully:

Acknowledges that there is no right or wrong way to eat but varying degrees of awareness surrounding the experience of food.

Accepts that their eating experiences are unique.

Is an individual who by choice, directs their attention to eating on a moment-by-moment basis.

Gains awareness of how they can make choices that support health and well-being.

Becomes aware of the interconnection of earth, living beings, and cultural practices and the impact of their food choices on those systems.”

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After reading more about mindfulness, I decided to try it. Here are some of the things I did:

  1. I thought about my food choices. I had one Rice Krispie Bar (they are tiny for 4 Smart Points) and told myself it was better to have a smaller portion than none at all. I felt in control because I was consciously making a choice.
  2. I thought about the message I wanted to send my body. I said something along the lines of, “I’m eating to nourish my body.” I did not criticize myself and say things like, “I shouldn’t eat this.” I made a choice and logged the points.
  3. I listened to my body. I had been feeling really achy lately. It is dry here in Colorado, and I knew it was time to up my liquid intake. I did so and suddenly starting feeling better each day. SCORE!
  4. I became an inner gourmet and paid attention to how my food tasted. The first three bites are what apps up our taste buds. After that, the taste goes down. I savored those first three bites and slowed down my eating.
  5. I appreciated the atmosphere of where I was eating. I love sitting at the bar in my kitchen. It is a fun, cheerful setting and always makes me happy.

My first week on Weight Watchers online was successful. I didn’t lose weight, but then, I didn’t gain either. I logged my food intake and points daily. I realized a few things about myself that I hadn’t thought about before. That is always a good thing! Reflection on past habits helps you change your perspective on the future.

Weight Watchers suggested that I get 46 minutes a day of exercise. That equals 322 minutes a week of exercise or 42 Smart Points. I managed to complete 27 points. I had some back pain issues to overcome which I have been able to do this week.

One of my readers said that by the looks of my photo, she wasn’t sure that I needed to lose 15 pounds. Thank you! Photos are the best when you can manipulate them to make you look skinnier! Anyway, here is why I want to lose that weight.

I want to feel healthier.

My extra weight gain has been in the front, (eye roll) and that weight pulls at my back muscles. The result is lower back pain and weak muscles. I also come from a family where diabetes runs rampant. My grandmother, sister, brother, and at least one of my nieces all have had issues with diabetes. I’ve had to deal with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and had a goiter, which resulted in the total removal of my thyroid gland. I will be 59 years old in April and for me, staying healthy is more important now, than ever before.

That is why I am on this journey. A few years ago, my doctor decided that for my height and frame, 175 pounds was a good weight for me to maintain. That is my aim, to return to that weight. And, then… I need to stay there. ❤

Here’s who joined us last week for Mindful Weight Loss:

Pat, from her blog, P. C. Zick.com

Annette, from her blog, Annette Rochelle Aben

Shan Jeniah’s Lovely Chaos, and her post, Building Blocks for Mindful Monday (a must read about setting goals)

Terri, from her blog, Second Wind Leisure

Kate, from her blog, Kate McClelland

Thanks for stopping by and offering your support. It always makes the path easier when we have friends along for the ride.

Remember… If you would like to join me with your mindful goals, please do. The whole idea is to start thinking about ways that you can get in touch with your own mindfulness needs and how it pertains to your life. Write about it. We all learn from each other’s experiences.

If you’d like, you can link to my post with a ping-back each week in a separate post on your own blog. I will add your blog to a list of Mindful Monday supporters that others can visit to gain motivation on each of my Mindful Monday posts. I’m happy to see you!

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Mindful Monday – Mindful Weight Loss

Welcome to Mindful Monday. Each week I look at new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming more conscious about my life journey. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I try to live in the present.

Come and join me on my journey. You never know what you will learn about yourself.

Well… I did it. This week, I joined Weight Watchers Online. The Smart Points system is a bit different than the Points Plus system was but I feel like I am making progress. I weigh in on Wednesdays so I will have another post to announce my progress.

I felt fantastic and had a successful week. I must attribute my success to staying on my plan, journaling my food intake in my food diary, and because I started walking again. I measured all my portions and ate more protein.

Remember, even if you are not following weight watchers there are ways for you to slim down by making some changes:

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Portions?

Weight Watchers is not a diet. It is a healthy eating plan. You are changing your eating habits, not going without food. There is no starvation. Instead, they teach you about healthy portions.

The first thing I had to learn was what constituted a healthy portion… be prepared to cry! If you are like me, your portion sizes are way too big!

Image credit: Heathlyfood.co.uk
(provided for my UK friends)

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Here is my secret to staying happy and eating some sugar occasionally:

I call this my “3 Bite Rule.” After each bite, I savor it and actually taste it. Call if mindful chewing. It has been my experience that when I do finally indulge in a sweet, I am sometimes satisfied after only 3 bites. As far as tracking the points value, that depends on you. A 10th of a piece of yellow sugar-free cake with sugar-free chocolate frosting is 6 points according to my Smart Points app. I would say three bites is at lease one point… but you should decide that for yourself.

Remember, eating is all in your mind. My anticipation of what the sweet will taste like is what fuels my desire. Sometimes, I bite into that cookie and think, “Hmmm… this doesn’t even taste as good as I expected it would!” Rejoice when you reach this point. 😀

The other half of my 3 Bite Rule is the fact that you allowed yourself the sweet. Just not at the portion size you would have usually liked to have eaten it. Following this rule makes me feel like I am in control of what I eat. Now, I only do this once a week. Having sweets should be a treat, not an everyday affair. If you follow the 3 Bite Rule, you can have your cake and eat it too!

Exercise

I pulled a muscle in my back this week and had to refrain from the treadmill for two days. Weight Watchers suggests that I get a minimum of 46 minutes a day exercise. That is easy to do on the treadmill while reading email, etc.

Don’t forget to count your activity around the house. Exercise is exercise. We have a large house, and I spent a total of 35 minutes or so vacuuming upstairs and downstairs. In fact, one day I dusted and did laundry. By the time I was done, I had logged 1.5 miles on my phone! Get up and get active!

Healthstatus.com provides a calculator that you can input your activities by the number of minutes you performed that activity. It will then convert the minutes to figure out how many calories you burned. Just with my two half hour walks and my three hours of cleaning I used 1,089 calories.

Remember a pound of fat = 3,500 calories. To lose one pound in a week, you must reduce your calories by that amount.

So, that was my week. Successful in every way. I feel good about myself, and I feel good that I made it through week 1! Thank you for giving me the incentive to stay on plan. The information about portion sizes and my 3 Bite Rule is an excellent way to start your journey. Everyone should pat themselves on the back for a job well done!

How was your week?

Here’s who joined us last week for Redefining your Weight Loss Goals:

Bernadette from Haddon Musings

Annette from Annette Rochelle Aben, Author & Poet

Terri from Second Wind Leisure.com

Michelle from Michelle Clement James.com

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Thanks for stopping by and offering your support. It always makes the path easier when we have friends along for the ride.

Remember… If you would like to join me with your mindful goals, please do. The whole idea is to start thinking about ways that you can get in touch with your own mindfulness needs and how it pertains to your life. Write about it. We all learn from each other’s experiences.

If you’d like, you can link to my post with a ping-back each week in a separate post on your own blog. I will add your blog to a list of Mindful Monday supporters that others can visit to gain motivation on each of my Mindful Monday posts. I’m happy to see you!

SHARE THE JOY! NAMASTE.

READ MORE ON COLLEEN’S FAIRY WHISPERS

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How to Practice Contemplative Photography – Lion’s Roar

Another thing to be mindful about – photography and your connection to the subject matter. ❤

Contemplative photography is about more than taking pictures, says Andy Karr. It’s about fully connecting with the visual richness of our lives.

Source: How to Practice Contemplative Photography – Lion’s Roar

Why Should You Track? | Weight Watchers

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My Weight Watchers journey is off to a great start. Read why you should track your daily food intake no matter what plan you use. ❤

Source: Why Should You Track? | Weight Watchers

Healthy Chocolate Cookies with Avocado | Hungry Girl

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Who says you can’t eat cookies and be healthy at the same time? Not us. We’re trying out some new tricks, like putting avocado into chocolatey cookies — check ’em out!

Source: Healthy Chocolate Cookies with Avocado | Hungry Girl

Who are Kwan Yin, Avalokiteshvara, Kannon, and Quan Am? – Lion’s Roar

I have a Kwan Yin statue identical to this one. A great article. ❤

Kwan Yin is the protector of women, children, sailors, fishermen, anyone in trouble, and the sick, disabled, and poor. Some Buddhist schools present her as male and female interchangeably.

One of Buddhism’s most beloved bodhisattvas, and the embodiment of compassion, Kwan Yin is known as “she who hears the cries of the world.”

Source: Who are Kwan Yin, Avalokiteshvara, Kannon, and Quan Am? – Lion’s Roar

Mindful Monday – Redefining Your Weight Loss Goals

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Welcome to Mindful Monday. Each week I look at new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming more mindful about my life journey. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I try to live in the present.

Come and join me on my journey. You never know what you will learn about yourself.

Let’s see, now… This year we have set goals and looked at ways to make some life changes on our mindful journey. We are learning what being mentally and physically healthy means to us, specifically. That’s great! Remember, everyone’s journey is different. We aren’t all looking for the same things, but it is easy to support each other no matter what our goals are.

I want to become healthy and lose weight. I also want to get more in touch with my empathic abilities. Those are some of the things that I decided to concentrate on this year. Some people are looking for ways to add more exercise, and others want to take it slow and focus on becoming more mindful and figuring out what that means to them.

So, what does being healthy mean?

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There seems to be a plethora of pictures and definitions about what being or becoming “healthy” means. I believe we should all define that word for ourselves. Educate yourself on the differences, and then make your own decision.

Of course, becoming healthy for me is all about losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for my body type.

The first thing we need to think about when we are setting new weight loss goals is to decide what kind of plan you are going to follow. Don’t jump into a diet that is so strict that you can’t indulge and have some treats occasionally. All you’re doing is setting yourself up for failure, and then you will blame yourself for making the decision to indulge! It becomes a vicious circle that only makes you feel guilty about living!

Instead of eating 10 mint chocolate chip walnut cookies, only eat two with a cup of tea or coffee. You still get your treat, and that makes you feel special, as it should. If you have a huge family gathering and Grandma makes her special apple pie, don’t turn that down! Have the pie. Just make it a small portion so that you get to enjoy the luxuries from Grandma’s kitchen. Life is too short to not indulge. Learn to pace yourself.

Speaking of indulgence, I am still struggling with my weight loss attempts. That is because I have not committed myself to following a plan. I have been dabbling with the idea of losing weight instead of dealing with the issue straight on. It’s time for me to commit to what works best for me: Weight Watchers.

I have had great success with the program in the past and know it works. In 2012, I lost 55 pounds and kept it off for almost three years… until I quit following the plan and doing what I knew to be right for me.

Weight Watchers is now offering an exclusive deal that I have decided to take advantage of. Click HERE to find out if this is something you might be interested in.

If so, please let me know in the comments so that we can help and encourage each other. We can create a private Facebook page and check with each other daily to share tips and tricks if you’re interested.

I am going to sign up on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. It always helps me to choose a date and then follow through on my decision. I will be sharing more of my weight loss journey in the future, and I hope you will join me.

In the meantime, ARE YOU DOING EATING YOUR VEGETABLES?

 

I did try a new squash last week. This is called a kabocha squash. Realsimple.com
shares:

“This pumpkin-shaped Japanese squash (typically 2 to 3 pounds) is relatively new to the U.S. market but has caught on quickly due to its subtle, honeyed sweetness and smooth, almost fiber less texture. The jade green exterior has light green stripes, and the meat is a pale orange. Drier and denser than most squashes, the kabocha can be baked or steamed, like acorn squash, or pureed to give soups a buttery richness. Ideal for Soups.”

It was a bit pricey but worth a try. I steam my squash (and most fresh veggies) in the steamer I bought from Target. I did like the way this squash tasted. It had a smooth texture, and I added it to my smoothies in the evening. It would taste wonderful with a bit of butter and just a touch of salt, too. I would have this squash in place of a potato because the calories and sugars are less.

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Squash is a great alternative to potatoes. I buy many kinds of squash and eat them regularly. Spaghetti squash is amazing and will save you tons of calories if you use the squash like pasta noodles. I do the same thing with this squash. It is fabulous steamed!

Cooksmarts.com
offers a produce cooking website dedicated to all things vegetables. It is worth checking out if you get sick of the same old veggies!

Remember to eat foods that have the most color but remember white is also a color in the veggie kingdom. So, don’t forget to eat cauliflower. Food that is white (potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, etc.) have a higher calorie count due to the amount of starch in the item. Limit starchy foods and replace them with more vegetables. The fresher, the better. If you must eat canned vegetables, rinse, and microwave them. It will help you eliminate much of the salt.

The American Diabetes Association has an excellent explanation of what carbohydrates are. Carbs affect our blood sugar levels, so you really need to understand the difference between the good and bad carbs. Unbelievably… fruits and veggies are CARBS!

Yoli.com shares the difference between good and bad carbs:

PopSugar.com has a two-week weight loss plan using vegetarian dinners all under 300 calories.

Go to MyPlate.gov to see what the healthy eating guidelines are.

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How’s that for some veggie inspiration? Here’s who joined us last week when we discussed Empathic Healing Tools:

Adele, from Firefly465

Annette Rochelle Aben

Tess, from How the Cookie Crumbles

Tina Frisco

Lucy, from Secret Diary of Porter Girl

Thanks for stopping by and offering your support. It always makes the path easier when we have friends along for the ride.

Remember… If you would like to join me with your mindful goals, please do. The whole idea is to start thinking about ways that you can get in touch with your own mindfulness needs and how it pertains to your life. Write about it. We all learn from each other’s experiences.

If you’d like, you can link to my post with a ping-back each week in a separate post on your own blog. I will add your blog to a list of Mindful Monday supporters that others can visit to gain motivation on each of my Mindful Monday posts. I’m happy to see you!

Namaste. I wish you much peace and joy this week.

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Coping Tips for Empaths to Help You Embrace Your Gift | Humans Are Free

A great wealth of information in this post with more suggestions for empaths. ❤

The legacy we leave to our future generations. Let’s be the change and make the world a better place! ♥

Source: Coping Tips for Empaths to Help You Embrace Your Gift | Humans Are Free

Mindful Monday – Empathic Healing Tools

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Welcome to Mindful Monday. Each week I look at new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming more mindful about my life journey. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I try to live in the present.

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Come and join me on my journey. You never know what you will learn about yourself.

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By now, many of my readers know the story of the swamp fairy, who revealed herself to me on a morning walk I took a few years ago. I feature the fairy in my debut novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy.

What this experience did for me was to ignite my imagination, yet even more, it allowed me to embrace the vibrations of the fairy nymphs. I feel their messages come through to me in dreams. The messages I have received center on a theme of ecology and conservation. An empathic writer, I then take those words of wisdom and weave them into a story with the intent of sharing the concerns of the fairy nymphs with my readers.

I’m sure to some, my writing methods are odd. Although, everyone has a journey and a purpose they must find and attain. In my mindful journey where I am learning to be kind to myself, I have opened myself up to the possibilities of healing myself in many new and different ways.

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Last week, I shared with you an introduction to the chakras and healing gems. These ancient healing methods are a way that we empaths can deal with the flow of negative and positive energy that overwhelms us. Learning to protect your empathic self is an important aspect of healing.

I asked my friend, and Scottish author, Adele Park, to write about her self-healing practice using Tarot cards. I have been especially interested in the use of “Fairy Tarot cards,” and did a little research so I would know more about the subject.

I visited TheCircle.com to see what a fairy card reading should accomplish:

THE HEALING ENERGY OF THE FAIRIES

Having a Fairy Card Reading connects you directly to the fairies. Their energy is limitless, and they thrive on helping people.

The cards in the deck have simple but highly guided answers, making sure that you understand your reading, the choices that you have and that you have insight to your future. They want you to be clear about your reading and about the messages they are sending you.

This energy flow between you is opened up during the reading, invoking the fairies to assist you and therefore giving a kind of permission for their healing to be sent from the elemental world.

Fairies are like humans and reside on the earth, unlike angels, they do not automatically love everyone and have compassion. They particularly favour people who love and care for the environment and animals.

As myths would suggest, they can be mischievous but only apparently by playing small tricks on people, like hiding things. This only really happens if they are disapproving of your actions towards the environment or animals.”

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Many thanks to Adele for sharing the procedures she uses after opening herself up to the vibrations of the fairies. ❤

The Tarot Cards

By Adele Marie Park

Hello, everyone. Colleen has kindly asked me to write a post about the Tarot Cards and how I interact with them.

I have been reading the cards since I was sixteen and before that, I did the runes.

My Mum bought me my first pack of cards from a gift shop in Dublin. They were the most popular card deck of that time. The Ryder Waite deck.

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I worked with these for around three years by which time I felt comfortable with them. I did not refer to the booklet for meanings as this can stilt the reading. Instead, I practised doing readings for friends and family, concentrating on the images.

I also used an old method with a pack of playing cards. The cards remain in a pack and they are face down, so you don’t see the card. I started with guessing which colour the next card would be and the next. This really helps with training your natural psychic abilities.

I worked for a short time in a new age shop doing tarot card readings but sadly the business folded.

I also had clients come to the house for readings, but I wasn’t too keen on that as their energy wasn’t too good sometimes and I didn’t want that in my home.

The two packs of cards I use at the moment are both faery cards. One is Brian Froud.

http://www.worldoffroud.com/books/faeriesoracle.php

The other one is Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Barbara Moore and Julie Jeffrey

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/hidden-realm/

I have always felt that the energy of faery surrounds me, but it might be different for other people. Whatever you choose you must be drawn to it. Spend a few minutes looking at the image, you will know when the tarot deck is the correct one for you.

Now comes the practical advice bit.

With any psychic work, you are opening yourself up in order to receive messages or to be a vessel for healing. After the work is done, you MUST close down. I will share with you how I close down, but again it is a personal choice as long as it is practised and done every time you open up.

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I use my chakras to “close down” as I believe that when we open up so do they.

In my mind, I see them closing, starting from the crown chakra, almost like a pair of curtains closing so no light can be seen coming through them. I do this all the way down until the base or root chakra. When I draw the curtains, I always leave a chink of red showing as you are not advised to close this chakra down completely.

Then I put on a thick black coat which covers me completely, still in my mind. The last part is a very important part:

I see roots going down into the earth from the soles of my feet, going as deep as they can. Then, I move my feet so I can feel that I am grounded deep in the earth.

Please believe me when I say that “closing down” and protecting yourself after any psychic work is imperative. The spirit world is one of many such worlds that exist, and there are nasty things that will cling to you if you don’t shut yourself down.

I thank Colleen for having me over today to talk about the tarot cards. I do hope you enjoyed this little post and if you have any questions, any at all, please feel free to ask in comments.

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Author, Adele Marie Park

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Here are further resources to help you learn how to protect yourself as an empath:

How to Protect Yourself as an Empath This site teaches you how to shield yourself, so your emotions don’t overtake you.

So, I’m an Empath – What Now? “The best and greatest form of protection for any Empath (both newly awakened and finely tuned) is to create a strong, healthy body and a still, peaceful mind (trying to remove that monkey chatter, that is a constant in an empaths mind when first awakened).”

Empathy: Know It and Control It “Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the feelings you are picking are yours or someone else’s energy. Empathy is one of the most difficult abilities to control. If you don’t know how to control this ability you become depleted of energy and your immune system will become weakened, and eventually, you’ll become ill. You need to get acquainted with your abilities, honor and acknowledge them.”

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Here’s who joined us last week when we discussed Change and Renewal:

Annette, From her blog, Annette Rochelle Aben

Suzanne, from her blog, Intuitive Reasoning

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If you would like to join me with your mindful goals, please do. The whole idea is to start thinking about ways that you can get in touch with your own mindfulness needs and how it pertains to your life. Write about it. We all learn from each other’s experiences.

If you’d like, you can link to my post with a ping-back each week in a separate post on your own blog. I will add your blog to a list of Mindful Monday supporters that others can visit to gain motivation on each of my Mindful Monday post. I’m happy to have you along for the ride!

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Namaste. I wish you much peace and joy this week.

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