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Five tools for living mindfully

“Our habitual patterns are, of course, well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wishing for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Mindfulness and awareness are key. Do we see the stories that we’re telling ourselves and question…

We are also the environment

"The environment is not limited to the trees, plants, water, sun, etc. We are also the environment. How we treat each other is the environment. Let us all do our part to make it, and each other, flourish." John Bruna We often focus on our…

Be who you are, where you are.

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere we'd…

Attachment or Love?

"We confuse attachment with love. Attachment is concerned with my needs, my happiness, while love is an unselfish attitude, concerned with the needs and happiness of others." -  Kathleen McDonald When we love someone, we want the best for…

Become the person you decide to be

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s quote reminds us of something we may be aware of, that we actually become the person we choose to be. Of course this does not…

What do you see?

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau When you look at a stranger, what do you see? Do you see the clothes they’re wearing, noting the style or how expensive they are? Do you see their age?…