Joshua Nixon

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 30 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Congratulations! Today is the last day of #MonthOfMindfulness. I hope you have found the month useful in developing your own practice. I have tried …

Mindfulness

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 29 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

As you know by now, breathing is a very important part of mindfulness. Most of the strategies we have used this month used breathing in one way or …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 28 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Are you noticing and taking pleasure in the simple things in life? This month we have brought to attention the things we do on autopilot and focusing …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 27 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

The key to mindfulness is not being in the present every moment of the day. That is not possible and not appropriate for a successful life; you do …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 26 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

We all have times when we have negative feelings toward someone in our lives. At times we can become preoccupied with that person, creating a spin of …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 25 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

I have found that guided meditations has been one of the greatest task for the developing of my own mindful practice. Giving myself to the …

Meditation

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 24 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Over the last month, we have been finding pockets of time that have allowed us to practice and develop our mindfulness. Maybe you have already …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 23 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

We have reached Day 23!<p>Over the last few weeks you have developed a variety of mindful skills to support your health and well-being. Our days are …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 22- Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

As the month has gone on, I hope you are beginning to identify your own moments of mindfulness and, overall, you are beginning to feel the effects of …

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 21 -Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Who hasn’t begun doodling in the margins of their notes during a meeting? According to a study published by the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 20 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

In developing mindfulness, we are bringing our focus more and more to the present. With each experience we have in the present, the more we …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 19 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Grounding yourself in a present experience and appreciating life’s sensory richness through a meditation over an object supports mindful growth. …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 18 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

For some people, the act of being happy can be either unfamiliar or scary. When you begin to recognise you are happy, you start to wonder when will …

Happiness

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 17 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

I have had people say they have tried mindfulness a time or two and they just can’t do it, particularly formal or guided meditation. They say that …

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 16 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Smiles are contagious. It is hard not to smile back at someone smiling at you. Smiling is also a stress reducer. According to studies, smiling …

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 15 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

The acronym RAIN, first coined about 20 years ago by Michele McDonald, is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness. RAIN is a tool for …

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump peddles suspect claims about Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech skewering Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump assigned her far more influence than she had as secretary of state as he blamed her directly for a host of foreign policy ills. He also peddled some suspect allegations that she used her time as the top diplomat to enrich herself.<p>…

How to Build a Table from a Single Sheet of Plywood

Ah....the 4x8' sheet of birch plywood. A timeless DIY material, strong, dimensionally stable, and full of crisp lines and repeated grain patterns. …

Woodworking

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 14 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Many psychologists believe that our emotions begin with a physical sensation, positive or negative. When we focus on positive sensations that are …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 12 – Developing of Mindfulness One Day at a Time

There are three fundamental processes required for mindfulness to occur: forming intention, paying attention and adjusting your attitude (Shapiro, …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 11 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Mindfulness takes practice. You are having to retrain your brain to get out of the terrible rut you have formed in your life. It does take time and …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 10 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

We need to remember that mindfulness is not about getting rid of thoughts but about not allowing them to control you. It is not about relaxing; but, …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 8 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 7 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

We tend to go about our everyday lives on autopilot. People have been mentioning this over the last week with other tasks. We follow set routines out …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 6 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Breathing is one of the most natural things a person can do and an automatic reflex that is hard wired in our brains. It changes energy from tension …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 5 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

During this month, we are trying to become more aware of the present and stop reacting on autopilot. We are resetting our brains so that we are able …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 4 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Walking is usually an activity you do on autopilot. You don’t concentrate on walking. You decide you want to get from A to B, you get up and walk. It …

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 2 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Our days seem to be filled with thoughts flitting between lamenting what has happened in the past to what may happen in the future. Only 10% of our …

Mindfulness

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 1 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Developing mindfulness has a lot to do with shifting of perspectives. We have some deeply laid neuropathways that allow us to fall into a habit of …

Mindfulness