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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

(Belated) Monday Mindfulness ~ December 11, 2018

Hello, lovely people. Thanks again so much for stopping by.

Nick and I returned home to our little corner of West Yorkshire yesterday afternoon after a festive weekend away visiting friends near Liverpool. I’d usually prepare and schedule a Monday Mindfulness post in advance, but I must admit I’ve gotten a bit sidetracked by last week. Between our work’s Christmas party, going away to see friends in Liverpool, and getting ready to go see other friends down in Bristol later this week, well, it simply slipped my mind! 

Anyway, without much more rambling from me, here is this week’s thought of the moment. I really like this quote from poet, essayist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, and I hope it will hold meaning for you too. 

I hope you all have a really positive, healthy, happy week ahead.

Maya Angelou - We Delight in the Butterfly

Monday Mindfulness ~ December 3, 2018

Hello, everyone. Hope your week is off to a lovely start. Here’s another dose of Monday Mindfulness for us all.

This week’s thought for the moment comes to us from Theodore Roosevelt, former US president, explorer, and naturalist. It’s not the first time Cathedral Grove has featured one of his quotes. Clearly, he was a quotable notable.

Until next time, lovelies!

Theodore Roosevelt -Do What You Can

Monday Mindfulness ~ November 26, 2018

Hello again, lovely people. It’s time for another bit of Monday Mindfulness.

This week’s thought for the moment comes from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, a lengthy poem penned by British poet and playwright Lord Byron. The piece, a reflection on travel in foreign lands, was written by Byron whilst he traveled through Europe in his early 20s. 

Here’s hoping you have some time this week or next to explore pathless woods or sit upon a lonely shore, taking in nature’s grandeur.

Lord Byron - I love not Man the less, but Nature more


Monday Mindfulness ~ November 19, 2018

Hello again, everyone. Thank you so much for stopping by. It’s time for another installment of Monday Mindfulness.

This week, our thought of the moment comes to us from Eckhart Tolle, popular spiritualist author of bestsellers such as The Power of Now. I must say I’m not especially familiar with his work myself, but I understand his teachings draw from a mixture of Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism and that certainly appeals to me. 

This quote just feels right, right now. 

Eckhart Tolle - Get the Inside Right