As a mindfulness teacher, wellness workshop leader and coach, my passion is to support, encourage and inspire anyone ready to awaken to their wholeness though mindfulness practices and whole-hearted living.
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What is mindfulness?Being mindful is as simple as taking a deep breath and knowing you are taking a deep breath. So, before you read any further, I invite you to take a deep breath. Feel and sense yourself breathing. As you intentionally pay attention to your breathing, you are embodying this moment. You are here. This is mindfulness. And it can be strengthened by simply paying attention to whatever is happening in the moment. While this is not so easy because we all have busy thinking brains that distract us, the great news is that we all are born with the innate capacity to pay attention. This capacity can grow and get stronger as we explore paying attention with kindness, care and curiosity.
Mindful or Mindless?We often move though life mindlessly, on automatic pilot. Days, weeks, and even years can go by leaving us feeling disconnected from our lives, our families, our work, and our fellow human beings. Our thoughts often get stuck regretting the past or the worried about the future. Technology and social media hijack our attention. Our ‘do more’ culture is burning us out. Mindfulness is both a formal practice (such as meditation and yoga/movement) and a way of life (paying attention whether brushing your teeth or leading a meeting at work). Mindfulness connects you with the full experience of your life, from moment-to-moment. Learning how to live mindfully is life-giving, empowering, and healing not only for yourself, but for everyone in your life.
“To be mindful is to befriend the present moment as it is. To embrace the beauty of your life while it is still yours to live."Jon Kabat-Zinn
You only have one life to live, and it can only be lived right now.
Mindfulness = HeartfulnessMindfulness is often referred to as heartfulness because the practice of being mindful and paying attention is a full mind-body-heart whole human being experience. You are not just your thoughts. In fact, your thoughts may have nothing to do with the truth of who you really are. The wisdom of your body and heart is waiting to be welcomed and embodied. This is where wholeness is discovered and the words – I am enough – can be explored and experienced with compassion.
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Mary had a wonderful mix of activities and tools and her retreat helped me think about things a new way especially with movement and myself. She is very intuitive and really finds ways to reach each attendee uniquely.
I highly recommend Mary's Women's Wellness Retreat to anyone who is looking to refocus themselves and positively change their life.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend one of Mary's outdoor retreats for women last fall where she guided us through many wonderful mindfulness practices and uplifting activities that proved to be medicine for my soul.