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Keep breathing. Beautiful.
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Whether it’s taking fruit to work (and to the bedroom!), being polite to rude strangers or taking up skinny-dipping, here’s a century of ways to make life better, with little effort involved …
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Begin again is such a useful mantra as we practice mindfulness and meditation. My brain runs hot. I need my practice to calm the storm.

I can’t count the number of times I start thinking about work, house, family during meditation. It’s about bring awareness - to notice the busy brain.

Label - your thoughts “thinking “

Stop - breathe

and begin again.

And again.

You get the idea. - it’s a practice.

If your intention is to meditate before you sit - big win. Everything that follows is a mindful practice.

Somedays my meditation feels crazy and I struggle. That is ok.

Begin again. Show up.

Even on hard days - I always feel better for trying.

Happy New Years

Begin again.
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As several teachers of mindfulness have said, “Thoughts aren’t facts.” And thoughts aren’t acts. They’re just thoughts, part of the passing mental landscape. Thoughts moving through your mind are like clouds moving across the sky. They are not the sky, and the sky remains unchanged by them. The way to be with them is just to watch them go by. That’s not generally how we experience our thoughts, but that’s what you’re working toward.

Image by Matt Blease
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Living in the present #mindfulness #mentalhealthhumor #ymhc
Artist: Scott Metzger Cartoons
Check him out at https://www.metzgercartoons.com/
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Teenage comments in response to our recent writing prompts, and an invitation to join the ongoing conversation.