Hello on this last day of September! Here we are, three quarters of the year 2021 has already gone by. I wonder where you're at with this passing of time? Ever since March of 2020 it feels like we've been living with more uncertainty than usual and we're all waiting for an "end" to this pandemic. This week's "Seed" brings up some thoughts about that: "Waiting is also Life.
Just because your plane or train is delayed
(or a pandemic seems like it will never end!),
I hope you're feeling good right now. If you're not, I wonder if you know what's up around that? Sometimes we just don't feel our best, yet we can't put our finger on it. I know that's happened to me. It's not always something I ate (or didn't eat), or the fact that I haven't been outside for a walk in a while. What I do know is that it's about something that's causing stress in my life. This week, several times, I noticed a specific stressful situation. I observed it in myse
Hey, there -- how are you? Is it me or did the summer fly by?!? I know fall isn't official for another five days, but as soon as school starts it feels like summer is over. Here in the northeast, in New England, there are several signs that autumn is coming including cooler temps and it's getting dark earlier and earlier. What are you noticing and how do you feel about it? I'm noticing people around me having a couple of reactions: some are sad that summer is over. They're co
When it comes to your health and overall well-being, it's wonderful if you can have many years of practiced self-care. That's just not always (or even often) the case. I appreciate the fact that my mother basically fed us "whole foods" when I was growing up and I am very grateful for that foundation. However, as soon as I left home all together, I was off and running, creating my own nutritional roller coaster. There were times when I ate consciously and well while not taking
A cheery "Hello" to you as we slide into September! Even though I have extensive training and practice in mindfulness, I can't seem to slow down the passing of time and days. I suppose I can take comfort in knowing that I'm fully aware of and present for at least some of those moments, LOL. As I sat down to write The Bloom this week, I was thinking about how many years I've posted something on a regular basis. Some of you might have been on the receiving end for nearly as lon
About the Author
Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN,
the Mindful Maven, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support.