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Monday Mindfulness ~ April 15, 2019

Hello, and happy Monday Mindfulness to you all once again!

Hopefully, if you’ve been off this weekend you’ve had a restful time of it, and if you’ve been at work I hope that very soon you get a nice bit of time to yourself or with loved ones to unwind and recover.

This week’s thought of the moment to start our week off comes from Zen Master and founder of the Engaged Buddhism movement, Thich Nhat Hanh. As someone who all too often slips only semi-consciously into worrying over the past and the future, I feel that this quote offers an especially important reminder. 

Thích Nhất Hạnh - The Present Moment

Photo by Autumn Goodman via Unsplash.

Monday Mindfulness ~ April 8, 2019

Hello, and happy Monday Mindfulness to you!

This week, I’m really liking these two quotes in particular that just so happen to be from the same person, self-help author and speaker Karen Salmansohn. Sometimes bad things happen to us or to others around us, and it can be hard not to get a bit down over it all. I believe it is so important, however, that when these things happen we do our best to remember that there is still so much good in the world. Indeed, there is so much goodness in us – and with that goodness we can help ensure that others remember these vital truths too. 

I know that at times it can be difficult but let’s all try to be relentlessly kind, to ourselves as well as others. Read More

Monday Mindfulness ~ March 25, 2019

Hello, all – and happy Monday! 

It’s a fresh, new Monday, meaning it’s also time for a fresh, new thought of the moment to kick-start the week.

For today’s Monday Mindfulness quote, I’ve borrowed from 18th-century German poet, playwright, and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Wishing you all a great week ahead, filled with positive folks and experiences!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Trust Yourself
Photo by Ben Waardenburg, via Unsplash

 

Monday Mindfulness ~ March 11, 2019

Hello again, everyone.

Here’s hoping that this fresh dose of Monday Mindfulness finds you well – that you are happy and healthy, that you enjoy a few lovely adventures today and in the days ahead, and that you find time to be kind to yourself as well as to others. 

For today’s thought of the moment, here’s a lovely bit of writing from Indian-Canadian poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur. I hope you enjoy it.

Until next time, all the best to you all.

Rupi Kaur - Bloom

Monday Mindfulness ~ February 25, 2019

Greetings, everyone!

After a bit of a hiatus, Monday Mindfulness is back once more! Today, I’m sharing not one, but two new quote creations (I make all these little text-on-image thingamajigs via Canva, an excellent free graphic design tool which I can very much recommend to just about any and all fellow bloggers…) to help kick off the new week. It’s my last week of full-time work for a while, as I’ll be on a work sabbatical after this. Standing on the brink of adventure, it seemed appropriate to feature a few quotes on the topic of travel! So, here we are – a quote from 19th century French science fiction writer Jules Verne, as well as another quote by English Renaissance philosopher Francis Bacon.

All the best to you and yours this week. May you find a bit of time in your schedule for an adventure big or small, solo or with others!

Jules Verne - Travel If You Can

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Monday Mindfulness ~ February 4, 2019

Hello, all. It’s Monday once again and that means it’s time for another installment of Monday Mindfulness.

This week, I’m feeling inspired by this quote from noted scientist and two-time Nobel Prize recipient Marie Curie.

What wise words are resonating with you this week?

Until next time, may your week be filled with good times and well-being. All the best to you all! 

Marie Curie - Understand More, Fear Less

Monday Mindfulness ~ January 28, 2019

Hello, all. Monday Mindfulness is back once again as we venture boldly into a new week.

This week, perhaps we can take a bit of inspiration from this Japanese proverb.

May your days this week and in the future be filled with strength, resilience, and positivity. May you be happy, and may you be well. Have a great week, everyone.

japanese proverb - mountain remains still

Monday Mindfulness ~ January 21, 2019

Hello, all! Welcome back. It’s time for this week’s installment of Monday Mindfulness.

This week’s quote comes from the multi-talented Dr. Mae Jemison, former NASA astronaut, doctor, and chemical engineer. 

mae jemison - never limit yourself

Monday Mindfulness ~ January 14, 2019

Hello, folks. Welcome back. It’s the start of a fresh week, full of possibilities, and that means it’s time for another installment of Monday Mindfulness.

This week, our thought for the moment comes from American novelist Nancy Thayer.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

nancy thayer - the universe is always speaking

Monday Mindfulness ~ January 7, 2019

It’s the first Monday Mindfulness post of 2019! 

Just before 2018 came to a close, I shared a Monday Mindfulness triple-feature of sorts – one post with three great quotes to inspire for the year ahead. If you happened to have missed it, check it out here.

This week, here’s a quote seemingly appropriate for the beginning of a new year from one of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.

benjamin franklin - let each year find you better

Monday Mindfulness ~ December 31, 2018

Hello – and Happy (almost) New Year, everyone.

On this, the last day of the Old Year, I thought it fitting to share not one but three quotes as part of today’s Monday Mindfulness segment. Today, it’s all about looking forward and moving forward – with inner strength, hope, and positivity.

Anne Frank - What A Wonderful Thought It Is

Thought of the moment No. 1 comes from young diarist and Holocaust victim, Anne Frank.

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(Belated) Monday Mindfulness ~ December 18, 2018

Hello, everyone!

It’s another belated Monday Mindfulness, on account of me being at 38,000 feet most of yesterday! After a long day of traveling, I’m now on the other side of the Atlantic where I’m visiting my parents in Texas for the holidays.

This week, the thought of the moment comes from Bob Black, an American anarchist and writer.

I hope y’all have a lovely week wherever you are.

Bob Black - Reinvention of Daily Life