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Monday Mantra: Drop the Defense

When I’m feeling stressed or out of control my guard goes up and I plan for battle.

Suddenly everyone is out to challenge my sense of security. I question my relationships, my work, and hyper-examine the actions of everyone around me because I’m convinced that they—in some way or another—are out to get me.

Paranoid? Dramatic? Totally. That’s what giving into the ego does to us.

Monday Mantra: I Celebrate Failure

I was talking with a friend last week about failure. When we dug into it, one of the scariest parts about failure is how its perceived by others. The fall we can handle, people seeing the fall—that’s the hard part.

Monday Mantra: I Bare Witness

I’ve always described this blog primarily as a place for mindfulness. A space to explore thoughts and think deeper.

What I’ve realized lately is that my primary goal for this blog is to bare witness. To mindfully approach my days by observing, holding back harsh reaction, and allowing experiences to unfold without judgement.

And so, this week’s mantra asks us collectively to do just that. “I bare witness.”

Monday Mantra: Putting the Pieces Together

I was looking back in my journal this weekend. Earlier this year I wrote:

“Broken. I don’t feel broken. More like not put together. Like there are pieces around me, and I know these pieces, I’ve studied them, I know where they want to go. Yet, I can’t seem to put them there.”

Friday Digs

Happy Friday! My husband is in town so we’re looking forward to a weekend of fall outings and fun.

But first…It’s Friday digs.

Monday Mantra: I Recommit to Myself

The last month I’ve been in a bit of a haze—between stress, to-do lists, and too much future tripping, I let my soul-priorities go right out the window.

And you know what happened? Not that much. I still did everything I had to do. I still had accomplishments. I learned things. I got through my days.