Mindfulness

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My mind can run a million miles an hour. Time (and the world) goes by in a blur. I’m going through life on “auto pilot.”

Mindfulness is a relaxation practice that’s like coming up for air after being under water. Only instead of water, it’s getting relief from stress. Mindfulness is taking a moment and noticing the world around. Noticing the details, being thankful, slowing down, and smelling the flowers.

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Spring can be such a short season, with winter coming and going in fits, and then summer melting away spring’s delicate flowers.

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Did you ever notice that the peach blossoms come before the tree’s leaves? And the apple tree leaves come before it blossoms?

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Have you ever appreciated all the types of tulips there are?

Spring is the season where we start our warm weather activities …

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And when the animals have their babies …

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Mindfulness is taking the time to slow down and appreciate this time of renewal.

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Mindfulness is taking the time to appreciate being alive. To notice the beauty in the world around us.

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When is the last time you’ve allowed yourself a moment of mindfulness?

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