Archive | June 2014

Check In With Yourself

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Becoming aware of what is happening within, and around us is crucial for making good decisions. By checking in with ourselves on a regular basis, we become more discerning on what is needed to make our daily experiences more enjoyable.

For example, if we find ourselves feeling irritated or fatigued, having awareness will make us more likely to pause and consider why we are feeling that way, and make the appropriate adjustments. Maybe we’ll observe that we have over committed ourselves with extra volunteer projects or are not getting enough rest on a nightly basis.

Or, if we are feeling lonely, disconnected, or attracting a lot of negativity, we will observe our need for positive connection, and make plans to get together with loved ones or attend a class or social function that inspires us.

We know that setting aside quiet time each day, and writing in a journal are great ways to check in with ourselves, as well as, reading supportive materials like the one listed below.

This particular writing came across my path recently via email, and is the perfect fit for the discussion at hand. It contains some wonderful gems for inspiring productive thoughts, feelings and actions.

So, enjoy this informative list of helpful tips for guiding your choices, and improving your connection with self. 

The Choice Is Yours

By Karen Lynne Seal

If it’s not comfortable, don’t wear it

If it’s not healthy, don’t do it

If it’s not uplifting, don’t read it

If it’s not inspiring, don’t watch it

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If it’s not needed, don’t keep it

If it’s not true, don’t repeat it

If it’s not consistent, don’t believe it

If it’s not great, don’t buy it

If it’s not legal, don’t try it.


If you’re not hungry, don’t eat it

If you’re not honored, don’t beg it

If you’re not acknowledged, don’t do it

If you’re not cherished, don’t marry it


If you broke it, fix it

If you borrow it, return it

If you promised it, do it

If you blew it, admit it

If you owe it, pay it


If it’s supportive, say it

If it doesn’t flow, don’t force it

If you don’t have it, don’t spend it

If it’s abusive, leave it

If it’s unkind, confront it


If it’s negative, avoid it

If it’s a success, rejoice it

If you need help, request it

If it’s a pattern, heed it

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If it’s a grudge, drop it

If you’re not proud, stop it.

If it’s your need, honor it

If it’s your decision, defend it

If it’s your talk, walk it

If it’s your joy, pursue it

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If it’s your intent, declare it

If it’s your hurt, heal it

If it’s your truth, tell it

If it’s your right, claim it

If it’s your goal, embrace it

If it’s your fear, face it.


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See the Possibility in Creating Your Dreams

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This past weekend, A Mindfulness Life Center officially opened to the public in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was wonderful to meet so many people who are eager to live a more mindful life, and see them enjoy this nurturing new space.

It has been amazing to watch, and be a part of something that began with a conversation over dinner one night. The current founders were sharing their creative idea for the center with my husband and I, who enthusiastically agreed how wonderful such a place would be.

Now, within 5 months of that conversation, it is up and running for the public to experience.

I love seeing how a divinely inspired thought can show up within us, and then become a physical reality by following the actions we are led to take. When creative ideas are discounted or ruled to be unattainable, we all miss out on the benefits, and opportunities those dreams could have provided if they had been brought to fruition.

It is great to be a part of the supportive network that cheered on this creative endeavor, and contribute our particular part to the whole, now that it is open. There is an exciting collection of practitioners who share their own particular talents, and have a sincere desire to assist in the wellness of others.

We hope to see you soon!

A Mindfulness Life Center – Mission Statement:

A Mindfulness Life Center is a safe, open-hearted community for those seeking less stress and greater fulfillment in their everyday lives. We bring together masters in various disciplines and others involved in the healing arts to provide a holistic range of modalities, treatments and education. Our aim is to introduce simple, time-proven practices, techniques and experiences that transform and enhance lives, both individually and collectively.

If you want more information on this inspirational place it is as follows:

A Mindfulness Life Center

10309 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 102

Scottsdale, AZ  85253

480-207-6016 (coming soon)

Action Step:

Pay attention to creative ideas that visit your mind, and see the possibility in their creation.