My Mindfulness – by Marie Pollnow


Mindfullness is a loaded topic for me.  I think it’s because it hasn’t been something that has come naturally to me.  Yet I realize the younger version of me had ways of being mindful whether it was lighting a prayer candle at church or playing at “the creek” as a young girl.  Apparently one must be aware of the term mindfulness which was first brought to my attention in the 90s when I was studying Kabbalah and Buddhism.  Once awareness of mindfulness was brought to my attention I practiced it.

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The Old and the Beautiful – What do Mindfulness & Soap Operas have in common? – by Sharon


There is a long running soap opera that is called the Bold and the Beautiful.
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While I find watching an episode of this a cruel and unusual form of torture, many people including one of my sisters find this show strangely entertaining. This leads me to believe that the writers of the show are good at telling a story and have people coming back each episode to see how the story ends. If you are like most people you love stories and whether you know it or not, you are probably pretty good at telling stories too. We all are. Especially so, when it comes to ourselves.

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Mindful Social Media – by Melissa


I teach mindful social media.  The concept is simple, but implementation can be a challenge.
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The concept:
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Be yourself online.  Talk about the little things in life and your why behind your work and the right people will join your community.   This works because social media is intended to be social.  So many businesses are using social media purely as a sales tool.  They are too busy screaming about themselves that they take no time to listen.  The market place has no tolerance for being ignored.  Buyers want to be heard, they need to know they matter and they will not do business with anyone who treats them like just another number.

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Experiencing Life – by Roseann


Every person who gives time to this writing is experiencing life in some form, but so are the animals and trees and rocks, etc.  I wonder if I have ever been a rock and experienced the weather as I remained still or as I was thrown into a pond.  What an odd concept.  But I think it might be easier to be a rock experiencing in the moment than a human with a racing mind that carries me around the planet in 0 to 60 and back again.

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Mind the gap! – Mindfulness in just 5 minutes – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


Mindfulness is the big thing these days even if it is old wine in new bottles. But it still is one of the best wines you can drink.
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We humans tend to have a wandering mind, thoughtful, or on the way to something else in the possible future or dwelling over and over what we did or said or repeating our mistakes from the past. Never being in the present. Just try being in the present, stop reading for 10 seconds! ……………

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Mindfulness from the Heart – by Julia Stubbe


Being mindful is being aware and conscious of our thoughts, our words, our attitude, our actions.
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With our thoughts we create our intentions. With our intentions we create our reality.
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Being conscious means we have a choice. The choice to come from a place of fear, judgement or LOVE is ours. I choose Love, I choose to think from my heart.
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Mindfulness of self is to love myself unconditionally. To be my own best friend.  There are times I find myself in a loop of less than positive thoughts, I begin to judge myself thinking that I have not done enough, I am not worthy, I am not enough, I am not happy, I AM NOT, I AM NOT…. The first step is to realize that my thinking is stinking and the more my thinking stinks the more entangled in this negative loop of thinking I become.  Now that I am aware what’s next? How do I change this, the first thing I do is that I remove the word not from the formula. I AM doing enough, I AM worthy, I AM enough, I AM happy, I AM loving myself. When I tell myself these thoughts I go to my heart and really feel that love and continue to do so till I really believe that I AM! In other words I fake it till I make it.  By becoming mindful of our thoughts, recognizing the start of that negative stinking thinking, we have the opportunity to flick the switch before it becomes a loop.

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“MIND OVER CHATTER!” – by Brenda


I like to start my article with the definition of what the topic is that I am writing about.  This article is about “Mindfulness” and I really had to take some time and “dig deep within myself” to decide which approach would be the most insightful for me to share with you.
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Free Dictionary Definitions:

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A beautiful Life begins with a beautiful Mind – by Ariel


Mindfulness may be defined as the quality, or state of being conscious or aware of something. It is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging one’s thoughts and feelings. Once we become mindful of our thoughts and feelings, we perceive their origin within our inner selves, and thus we must assume responsibility for their creation.

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I’m All About that Space, ‘Bout that Space, Small Tables – by Annette


Ever find yourself at a cocktail party?  Lots of little bites to load up onto your plate, glasses filled with delightful potables and of course many people with whom to enjoy good conversation. Each and every moment filled to the brim with experiences and opportunity.  So what about the uncomfortable moment when you realize that you have run out of space on your plate or you’ve not enough hands to ‘handle’ everything you would like? Something has to give, right?

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Mindfulness through Mindlessness – By Kishan Takahashi


When I received the title of this following article, I was on my journey from Wales to England to see a dear 99-year-old lady who has been a patient of mine for many years. I was travelling with her Niece who enquired about what I was reading. I explained that the title of my next article was ‘mindlessness’. As I had only glanced at the email on my phone, what I later realised was that the title was actually ‘mindfulness’! Nevertheless, we went about our journey discussing mindlessness, and how it impacts on us as individuals and as a society.
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Mindful Life Transformation – by JoJo Lowey


Life transformation truly occurs through mindfulness. Beginning the journey takes choice to do so, discipline and being aware of your thoughts. Once you choose this you attract a better life and healthier body. It begins with universal language of positive thoughts, positive emotions, positive written words, positive texts, positive spoken words through our raised vibration.

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A mosaic of gifts and footprints – by Paul

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Dancing on this earth for a short time and yet I ask how do I last forever? Truth, reality says never in human form. So what do I leave? I leave a mosaic of gifts and footprints. All the parts of me create a mosaic of beauty, wonder, awe and love.

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Mosaic Of Life – by Marie Pollnow

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So this took some pondering.  I wanted to approach mosaic as my life, literally speaking.  So there are many parts to my mosaic yet what really struck me were love, grief (death),  and rebirth.  As a young girl my life started out kind of rough, by Western standards, I was dying.  My mother went into labor with me two months early.  I was four pounds and some ounces.  In those days it was touch and go.  My dad was so afraid I wouldn’t make it he refused to take pictures of me in the hospital.  I was in an incubator, in the Intensive Care Unit.  Dr. Carey delivered me by C-section.  My poor sweet mother.  Once I was out of the woods my father made up for the lack of picture taking and this is where love began.  Love is the first part of my mosaic.

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Your Life’s Grand Multiplicity – by Laurie Seymour

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Do you acknowledge the pieces that have created you as you are?
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In my travels around the world I’ve seen magnificent mosaics—haunting icons in temples and churches and luminous images in museums and galleries. Always it is a “whole” that is crafted from pieces of this and that, often with the addition of precious materials. The “whole” is striking. It lives because of the masterful vision that coalesced, selecting each single aspect for its ability to relate to its neighbor. The whole represents our inter-connectedness. Similarity isn’t relevant. Diversity acts to highlight. Both harmony and dissonance have a place in creation.

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Your Life is like a Mosaic – by Sara Jane

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What is a Mosaic?
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Can you picture one?
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Lots of different coloured pieces of glass or tile; little pieces that are all stuck together to create a picture.
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As a single piece they appear to be nothing but a broken piece of tile or glass but when they are put together, they create something beautiful.

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The Magical Mosaic – By Lee Pryke

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The theme this month is Mosaic. When I think about the meaning of the word what comes to mind is the online community that makes up The Magic Happens magazine. It is a creation of an incredible Mosaic with all the unique writers who give their time and knowledge to the information submitted each month.

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What Mosaic Means to Me – by Tanya

As my Philosopher Dad always taught me:  “We become the company we keep,” so I strive to keep my company positive, open-minded, and non-judgmental.
What does mosaic mean to you?
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A dictionary.com definition tells us it’s a noun that means several different things:

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