PresentMindedness Photos & Videos

1 month ago

New journal entry "In Front of the Fire" this morning fresh and hot like your coffee. Tim is talking fire, my favorite ice cream, and present mindedness. Give it a read and tell us your best tips for staying in the moment. OurLittleRomance.com or click the link in our bio. ◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾ #marriedwithkids #marriedforlife #marriagematters #loveyourspouse #relationshipmatters #relationshiptips #beating50percent #marriage365 #howwemarriage #marriageworks #marriedtomybestfriend #marriagetips #familyfun #inlove #dad #presentmindedness #mindfulness #newblog at Phoenix, Arizona

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3 months ago

“This moment is as it should be. Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment are precisely the ones you need in your life. There is hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.” The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success @deepakchopra * * * * * #teachers #mentors #wisdom #wisdomspeaks #payattention #presentmindedness #biggerpicturethinking #getoutofyourhead #selfcare #flow #intheflow #faith #love #openness #willingness #freedom #flowfree #heavenonearth #saturday #january #2019 #beyou #acapeandacrown 🖤👑🌈 #truth #beblessed 🙏

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4 months ago

Just thought of 3 things skiing and yoga have in common: 1. #Goodhair. A hairdo that keeps hair in place and off the face (bonus: if fits well under a ski helmet) 2. #Presentmindedness. If my mind is elsewhere, I might miss seeing & maneuvering bumps, ending up falling on my face or butt :) 3. #Breath. Being aware of my breath keeps me calm, especially on low visibility days and at those times when I suddenly find myself going faster than usual! 🙏 ❤ ❤ ❤ Made-to-order handcrafted Intention Adornments inspired by #Manasateachings on website ClarityAndHarmony.com . . . . . . . . . . #stayandreceive #travelyogi #luckyyogi #powerofwords #intentionadornments #intentions #affirmations #clarity #createyourdestiny  #yogalife #wearyourintentions #claritynharmony #yogaeverydamnday #lovelife #jewelry #handcrafted #madewithlove #piecesoflove  #manasaaddicts #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #skiaustria #loveandlight #skiyogi #goodhairday #braidedup at Obergurgl

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5 months ago

This weekend I was pondering what it means to be trained as a therapist and specifically, a gestalt therapist... For me, learning and training in the Gestalt method added so much value and meaning to my life not only professionally, but personally as well. I honestly grew through that degree and I’ve continued to do so through my career. The gestalt philosophy has taught me present mindedness, it’s taught me the value of now. It is, after all, all that we have. It’s taught me to let go, to not expect to control things because that, in itself is a pointless exercise. It’s taught me that I am responsible for myself and my actions, but I cannot be responsible for that of others. It’s taught me authenticity and connection. It taught me to live life fully and joyfully. The quote below attached is written by Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt Therapy. I think it beautifully captures the meaning of the gestalt way and I think it’s something that is a valuable piece of advice for any relationship in life, parent and child, friendships, romantic relationship, work colleagues and even family relationships. I hope it adds some value and perspective to your day and that this short passage perhaps, even in a small way, made you see things a little differently. Have a wonderful Monday and week ahead. #presentmindedness #stressrelief #gestalttherapy #hereandnow #playtherapy #playtherapyworks #play2heal #stressrelief #anxietyreliefforchildren #playtherapyjohannesburg

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5 months ago

I used to sit in worry. I would ruminate, playing out what was, is, and yet to come. . It was an excruciating way to live. . After getting help, I learned the futility of this way of living. I learned that nothing is permanent and the value of “this too shall pass.” . I still have moments where this bad habit will start and I have to beat back that demon though. I work to accept that I am human after all and have daily concerns. . They are worth acknowledging and then reminding myself through my new mantra that, “All things work out for us.” . . #letitgo #presentmindedness #worryless #prayer #meditation

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6 months ago

NEW GROWTH 🌱 Life wants to live, wants to grow, wants to be. New shoots are fragile, they can be crushed by insensitivity and lack of awareness. Take time to sit and witness your ability to feel, to be sensitive. Without this ability and awareness, it is inevitable that we will stomp on eachothers growth. 👉 #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #Meditation #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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6 months ago

PINE CONES & PALM SEEDS Collected these two very different types of seeds today while on a walk in the countryside. They couldnt be more different. Yet each has a unique beauty to it. Full of potential and promise. ❤🌱❤ I have always loved seeds. Ever since biology class in school when we got to draw cross sections of them, and to study the germination process. I would lose myself for hours drawing their intricate forms, in complete awe of how they held the intelegence within them to create. Every moment we are creating, whether we are aware of it or not. More often than not we are creating as a result of old habits of behaviour. Habits that we have become blind to. The more present we become, the more aware we become. The more aware we become, we begin to see how much we are usually living on auto pilot. As we begin to recognise our autopilot mode, we start to see the old patterns of behaviour we have been living our lives on. It is when we become aware of this, then choice returns and we can take respons-ability for our decisions. Each and every moment we have an opportunity to chose our response. Mindfulness builds the capacity to respond mindfully and wisely with increased awareness. ❤🙏❤ #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #Meditation #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present #seeds

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6 months ago

MINDFUL STEPS I took this photo of the steps back from the beach yesterday. I was struck by their beauty in the sunlight. The Irish winter sun was low in the sky, casting beautiful shadows across each step. I have walked this path hundreds of times. I was struck by their beauty and at the same time how I had been blind to them on so many occasions. When the mind is churning, our sight looks inward into the landscape of problems, rememberings and anticipations. We become blind to the beauty around us. Walking mindfully home, I became aware of these steps. Not as the functional steps I usually take for granted. But as the stunning canvas of light and shade, texture and patern, dappled by the winter sun. Walking mindfully, reminded me of all the beauty I am missing each day as my mind is elsewhere. I am greatful to have been present enough to have witnessed them. ❤🙏❤ #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #Meditation #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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6 months ago

THE FUTURE & THE PAST ARE CONSTRUCTED BY OUR IMAGINATION ... (Strange But True)❤ We are never in any time or moment but NOW ... it is always NOW ... our imagining of the past and future will always be coloured by how we are feeling and thinking NOW in this moment ... each time we think of the past and future, our imagining of them is coloured by how we are in the NOW ... the more present we are, the more clearly we see this ... it is impossible to FEEL yesterday or tomorrow, we can only Feel NOW. Take care of this moment ... become present in every cell ... and watch how radically life changes ... ❤ Sounds Strange??? ... Try this ... at any moment ask yourself what time is it ? ... the answer will ALWAYS be NOW... It is impossible for it to be Yesterday or Tomorrow ... Strange but true ... ❤ Mindfulness allows us to step out of the imagination and become PRESENT in our lives ... moment by moment by moment ❤ #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #Meditation #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence

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6 months ago

MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION & CREATIVITY Grateful for a wonderful retreat day today in the Amber Springs Hotel Gorey in collaboration with Gorey Community School Night Classes. A really enthusiastic group of participants took part in this daylong retreat, which blended mindfulness and creativity together. We explored mindfulness from many angles. Mindful eating, walking, communication, listening, speaking, looking, meditation, body scan, drawing, movement, and working with the five senses. The practice of mindfulness expands our awareness, and opens our perception to new insights. We had some wonderful discussions, inspired by these insights. I am so grateful to be able to work with people exploring mindfulness. Thank you to this wonderful curious and courageous group. The next full day retreat is on 24th of November. I am now taking bookings online. Places are Limited, so if you are interested in securing a place, you will need to book as soon as possible. Follow the link below: https://mindfulnessandcreativity.ie/weekend-mindfulness-retreats/ #mindfulness #wellbeing #Wexford #Gorey #Stress #Meditation #creativity #MentalHealth art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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6 months ago

I'M BEHIND YOU MY DARLING Supporting your every step ... it's not an easy journey being an artist ... the path is long and full of perils... but boy does it have depth and meaning ... X❤ art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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6 months ago

MORNING MEDITATION Took a walk along the beach this morning practicing GRATITUDE... The ego always has a list of desires, expectations and cravings ... always wanting more, always wanting something, distracted from what is infront and blind to what is here ... NOW ... in this moment ... practicing GRATITUDE in any given moment brings the attention back to here, NOW ... dissolves the 'craving discontent ego' and opens the senses to the wondrous experience that surrounds us in each and every moment... I arrived back from my own experience of cravings this morning and found this vista infront of my eyes. The fresh sea air filled my lungs as GRATITUDE filled every cell in my body ... ❤ #art #growth #creativity #gratitude #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

CLOUDS IN A GLASS DOME Change your perspective as often as you can... see the world from new angles at every chance you get ... the world is far too wondrous to freeze your perspective in one position ... ❤ #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

LETTING GO SCROLLS Looking skyward in the Oatfields Dome during a Mindfulness and Creativity workshop with 20 women ... mindfulness and creativity are sooo closely aligned... ❤🧘‍♀️❤ #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

MEDITATION CENTREPIECE AT WELLNESS WEEKEND IN OATFIELDS I am so glad to have had the opportunity to dispel some myths around meditation over the weekend and honoured to have been able to guide a wonderful group of 20 women into the present moment through mediation... Thank you to all the beautiful souls who sat together in meditation... X Una #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

MEDITATION CENTREPIECE AT WELLNESS WEEKEND IN OATFIELDS I am so glad to have had the opportunity to dispel some myths around meditation over the weekend and honoured to have been able to guide a wonderful group of 20 women into the present moment through mediation... Thank you to all the beautiful souls who sat together in meditation... X Una #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

OPENING CEREMONY OF WELLNESS WEEKEND in Oatfields of Morriscastle Kilmuckridge. Fantastic turnout, great opening workshop and great team. Delighted to be working with Janette McDonald and Paul Brown for the weekend facilitating this wellness retreat ... Mindfulness, Yoga, Stress Reduction, Creativity, Chanting, Meditation, 5 senses work, Fire Ceremony, Guided Beach Walk, Breath Work, Body Scans, poetry and lots lots more... places on the weekend were sold out in 20 minutes... Fantastic group of participants ❤🧘‍♀️❤ #mindfulness #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

FINDING BALANCE ON AN AUTUMN DAY I took a trip to the beach today, and spend some time by the waterside. I made this short meditation video to share. For all those who are stressed out and overwhelmed, here is 60 seconds of downtime for you to de-stress and enjoy... ❤ #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO RECLAIM YOUR ATTENTION ... 💖 Our attention is like gold dust. We have 24 hours worth of attention each day, and if you are anything like me 8 of those are spent snuggled up in bed fast asleep. In this day and age of constant stimulation, everything is looking for our attention. Our Focus can feel shattered and fractured by all the demands of social media and smartphones ... Everything is designed to grab the attention. It is our responsibility where we put our attention and what we give our attention to. Try this exercise... At random times during the day ask yourself... Where Is my attention??? This simple act brings the mind back into focus, mindful attention, and back into the present moment. The mind habitually ruminates, obsesses and wonders off randomly into memories and regrets of the past and anticipations, worries and fears about the future... By asking the question... Where is my attention???... We can return our attention instantaneously to the present moment and just breathe... ☁️☁️☁️ X Una 💖 #art #growth #creativity #painting #contemporarypainting #ireland #irish #wexford #irishartist #colours #paint #healing #mindfulness #mbsr #newgrowth #Stress #Stressmanagement #Gorey #Health #healing #attention #awareness #focus #Compassion #moments #nonjudgement #PresentMindedness #PlayfulPresence #Present

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7 months ago

This Pic was taken in Emona, a hidden artist village. The inhabitants on purpose have not built a road to the village in order to keep tourists away. You need a Jeep to get up there. That's also a way to keep things quiet 😜 . . . What I learned the last days: The biggest joy in found when we are fully there, completely in the present moment. The power of Now. 💪🌟💪 How come it's so hard to be in the present when it's so rewarding? . #thepowerofnow #presentmindedness #inthemoment #mindfulness #empirestateofmind at Emona, Bulgaria

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7 months ago

I'm back from the most wonderful honeymoon in Bali, in fact wonderful is an understatement! I chose not to post my every day because I wanted to keep my focus on the activity at hand - being present with my husband in one of the most stunning countries. We explored, adventured, scootered around, lay on the beach, sunned ourselves, swam and snorkelled and basically ate our way through Balinese cuisine and loved each other, cherished each other and reminded ourselves of why we made the decision to firstly do this thing called life together and secondly review our feelings toward the the great trek to Germany. It was a good break from all of it and we've come back feeling positive and inspired to live here and commit ourselves to this space. On another note: I understand there's a place for travel blogging and for many of you social media is a livelihood and requires a certain degree of regular posting - but I do think there is a line we need to draw for ourselves as to the level of personal divulgement and, I want to say "intrusion" that we allow for social media in our more private and sacred life events. I chose not to post during this time because I want to look back on it and not be thinking of all the time I tried to get that perfect shot for instagram, I wanted to keep this time private between my husband and I, something WE shared together alone and not with the whole rest of the world. That is my choice and my level of divulgement and I think for all of us that line is different and I respect that. I just hope that each of us looks at our actions and can say that we've made conscious decisions about what is important to us, what we hope to achieve by using social media platforms and how we can best serve those purposes. I think it's something that is important to reflect on in a time that is so influenced by social media, never before in the history of mankind have we had this level of global "connection", have we had this level of information available to us at the tap of screen and so we need to be conscious in our uses of it and not just go with the grain of this new wood if it doesn't suit us. See comments below for rest ⬇️

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9 months ago

Word of the day: #focus I have a lot of new things coming my way within the next couple months and while change can be difficult it’s also exciting and a chance for new growth. Mentally and physically I’ve felt drained and exhausted lately. Spiritually, I’m feeling pretty good. I don’t feel the need to try and control everything around me and I’m not really stressing the things out of my control. However, I do feel like I need to give myself a bit to recharge...I need a VACATION lol but we’re still 41 days out 🤦🏻‍♀️ soooo, I’m gonna buckle down - give myself some deadlines for my mini goals and take each day focusing on what I can do THAT DAY to better myself, better my family and get closer to where I want to be. Even if it means some days I just need rest. It’s important to listen to your body. It already knows what you need you just have to know how to listen. I’ll be starting another #10daygreensmoothiecleanse on Monday to give my body a chance to restart and re-energize! I’m excited for all the big things coming my way and to see where all of this will lead. Physically, Mentally, Spiritually..change is good. Change is necessary. • • • #fitfam #khgirls #presentmindedness #bodymindsoul #progressnotperfection #onedayatatime #goals #hardworkpaysoffs #closertomydreams #stayquietandgrindaway #challengeyourselftobetteryourself

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9 months ago

• • • Lately I’ve been under a lot of stress and it’s impacted me both mentally and physically. I’ve needed to step back a little bit and really pay attention to my surroundings. I can’t express how important it is to protect your heart and your energy. Everything from your thoughts, the people you surround yourself with, the music you listen to, the things you watch on tv, the things you share on social media, it all directly affects your mental state and your piece of mind. I’ve been trying to focus on a healthy mind so that I can put the effort I need into what’s important which at this point in time all that matters to me is taking the steps I need to take to grow as a mother, to grow in my faith and overall as a person. Taking care of my mind and body are on the forefront of that because as I’ve always said you can’t pour from an empty cup! Much of my life has been a fight, a fight against myself, against depression, against my past. Today and everyday forward I’m going to do my best to worry less and be more present, to focus on the here and now because that’s the only thing I have any control over. Happy Monday! • • • #mondaymotivation #faith #selflove #fitnessjourney #postworkout #depression #mentalhealthawareness #mindbodyspirit #presentmindedness #worrylesslivemore #fitfam #khgirls #energy #qui #quietthemind #warrior

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11 months ago

Our mind wonders between the past and the future and yet our body remains present. ⠀ ⠀ Don’t forget to do activities this weekend that keeps you present minded and at peace 🧚‍♀️⠀ ⠀ 📷 @ohhcouture⠀ ⠀ #bayecoskincare

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11 months ago

Managing stress #14. . One of the best ways to manage stress is by staying out of self judgment. It’s so easy to let the critical mind take over and berate ourselves with “you should have” and “why did you or didn’t you”? . . What if you came from the perspective that observing your mind and your behavior is a way to inform yourself about yourself...nothing more nothing less. We can see ourselves more clearly when we observe ourselves from a detached place. Detaching from what we think and what we do can help us decide if we want to keep thinking that way and doing that thing. . Watch yourself and give yourself a loving break! . #detachedobservation... #selfhealing..... #nonjudgment..... #presentmindedness..... #calm.... #peaceofmind..... #reducestress.... #managestress.... #stressmanagement.... #joyofliving..... #givemeabreak..... #perspectiveshift..... #metaphysical.... #metaphysicalcolonics... #iyasusmetaphysicalcleanse..... #iyasucolonics at Iyasu

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12 months ago

See the edge of the world at every step so that you’re constantly reminded each moment brings a new horizon. • Every breath is a chance to renew or redefine where we want to go. Holding this present-mindedness is a challenge but brings #blessings. • • • • • • #liveinthenow #presentmoment #presentmindedness #titibasana #beachyoga #reborn #livelifetothefullest #nonattachment #yogasutra #karmayoga #offthemat #travelingyogini #wanderluster #yogaretreat #surfandyoga #healthylifestyle #freeyourmind #freespirited #onebreathatatime #practiceyogachangeyourworld #primaryseries #vinyasaflow #strongyogini #omshanti #natureyoga #asanaaddict #holisticwellness at El Harhoura, Rabat-Sale, Morocco

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1 year ago

It's funny how life always comes full circle. Be nice to each other, live in the moment, don't worry about shit you can't control, and live life. We all make mistakes in this world, we are human after all. Learn from from mistakes going forward and don't repeat it. Cherish each day and tell people important that you love em. Selamat tinggal 🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙 #ubudbali #baliindonesia #santaisurf #double6beach #mindfulliving #liveinthemoment #laidofflife #singlelife #mahalo #selamattinggal #presentmindedness #bekind at Ubud....rice teras...

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1 year ago

Secrets of shadows and light.. . Thank you everyone who came to @kilncoffeebar last night for some gentle yoga with friends and family. 🙏 Connecting with community and self. Softening to what is present for us and knowing that we are loved in all of our shadows, and loved in all of our light. ✨ 💫 #followyourheart #yourdreams #yourpassion #seeyouinthelight #lightofyoga #compassion #presentmindedness #cometogether #returntoyourtruenature #yoga #union #community #byoga #simplyb at Kiln Coffee Bar

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1 year ago

Take that little leap ❤️✨ I did and now I’ve been published on the tut.com blog, which amazes me to no end! Click the link in my bio to read on ❤️✨

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1 year ago

ONE STEP AT A TIME - I asked a mentor of mine once what he thinks of while performing a parallel bar routine at the World Championships. Answer: "The present moment". We spend so much time in the future and the past. Being radically present in the tasks and moments throughout our day add up to great achievements in personal, community and global development...as well as huge doses of fulfilment. ------------------------------------------- How do you get your Zen moments? ------------------------------------------- #daringhumans #realmovementproject #movementculture #handstands #handstandeveryday #balance #presentmindedness #zenmoments at Crafers to Mt Lofty

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2 years ago

I'm my own worst critic...🙄🤷🏻‍♀️ hear me out ✋🏻. I think we all are. Sometimes I get mad at myself, because I know my potential. I know what and where I can be, and I know that I'm certainly not there yet. What I need to remember is how far I've come and I believe with everything in me I will get to where I'm going 🙌🏻👊🏻. I've finally stopped wandering through life with no REAL purpose. I've always felt like I didn't belong or something is truly missing. Yes, I'm a Mom and that will ALWAYS come first 👦🏻💙. I think lots of women can relate...sometimes when you become a Mom it's easy to pour all that you are into that. We get so caught up in taking care of everything and everyone else that we lose our identity. The things that fill us up and nurtures our soul falls to the wayside. We think we don't have time to take care of ourselves or we can't afford it. When really that's the one thing that should NEVER be in question. Our bodies are what carry us through this life. The greatest investment of anything- time,money, etc... is in YOU. Taking care of your health and wellness so you can be 100% as Mom and the person you NEED to be for those around you 💯💪🏻✨. Stop putting YOU off! You deserve unlimited happiness. If not you, who? If not NOW, when? Enough with tomorrow, start today... start right NOW. . . . #girlmom #momoftwo #dressbarginhunter #liveyourtruth #forgive #forgivethem #lovetheclothesyouwear #pinkdresses #godsgifts #lightyourlife #lightyourfirewithin #believeinyou #presentmindedness #greeneyedbeauty #blondebeauty

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2 years ago

I am sure all of you have read numerous posts regarding "living in the present" or the "power of now". This topic has been covered by just about every self help author, guru, motivational speaker out there, so my plan here today is not to regurgitate all of the benefits of living in the moment, but to instead offer the best advice on how to experience this feeling, which is a topic that I feel is rarely covered. To start, I think we can all agree that the present moment is the only reality out there and that the past and future are simply constructs of your mind. Even when you are recalling the past or envisioning the future, you are doing it in the present. It further goes to reason that to really experience happiness, it needs to happen in the present. Far too many people put happiness off in the future, with thoughts like "I will be happy when..." or "Once this happens, I will be happy". The problem with this line of thinking is that you are spending all of your present moment worried about the future, leaving no room to actually experience the happiness that you are after. All this does is throw you into an endless loop of wishing and waiting, never really getting what you set out for. A good way to picture this is the classic image of the rabbit chasing after the carrot on a stick. All that rabbit needs to do is stop chasing and grab the carrot! The Quickest Ways to Jump to the Present Now that we can agree on the benefits of present mindedness, lets get into how to actually experience this blissful experience. I confess, that I like most people often get trapped into thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Because of this, I work daily on focusing my mind of getting out this cycle and focusing on the present. The best technique I have discovered is (continued in comments section...)

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2 years ago

So grateful for a fabulous trip and to be safely home now. This was my last yoga session in St. Maarten at sunset. I look forward to going back. For now--I welcome you to be in touch for your own personal session with me or a class session at Knott's Gym on Wednesdays at noon. _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #yogachallenge

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2 years ago

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. -Rumi My first Headstand on the day we arrived in St. Maarten 😊🌴🐒Enjoying my time with my twin sis and her hubby. And reading awesome material that I plan to include in my upcoming retreat in April. Awakening one day at a time...hoping your day is divine. _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #aloyoga at St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, Caribbean

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2 years ago

Another beautiful morning in St. Maarten--we had some majestic clouds and rain early, which I love so much with all the sunny days. This is a Pose I do often that opens the hips so wonderfully, and I love the grace it exudes. My mother's name was Grace and it would be her 79th birthday today. Thinking of her and knowing she is celebrating too. Good thing I wasn't named Grace as it would have been an oxymoron as I sit with ice on my knee after tripping over a coffee table and "splatting" onto this marble floor minutes after my yoga practice. Such is my life. Namaste. _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #yogachallenge at St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, Caribbean

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2 years ago

Inspiration: Blue sky, Architecture, Azure water and curvy "Voz". Namaste-ing Monday in St. Maarten. _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #stmaarten at St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, Caribbean

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2 years ago

Inhale, exhale, go inward and find the mystery. Your center. Then surrender to what is. Lose the urge to react. And here comes peace. That's my Yoga. _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #yogachallenge at St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, Caribbean

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2 years ago

Join me this Spring in beautiful downtown Huntsville for a time of transformation and wellness. Through Meditation, Yoga and Creativity along with Nutrition, we will share discussions on these topics. This 2-day retreat is all-inclusive except for overnight accommodations and your yoga mat. Otherwise bring your mat and your open mind, and you and 3 others will reach for that expansive life awaiting you. Read all about it and register at caroleforet.com - The link maybe found in my bio. 🙏🏼❤️💥🎨🤸🏻‍♀️🌞🌎 _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #yogachallenge at Carole Forêt Fine Art

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2 years ago

Furthering myself in the quest for handstand, I worked at charging my shoulders like never before today with this pose. It was a risk to try it because if I were to have not had the strength to walk my hands back out in order to allow my legs to come down, then there would have gone my statue! I'm working now on a graceful dismount since my first one was something different. 😂 But I'm happy that I did this twice in my morning practice. So there's my progress report for you followers. 😉I'm grateful for all of you who share how inspired you are by my practice! Never do I wish to show my poses as a performance as there are always more important aspects to Yoga that are not visible. THOSE are the most beautiful facets of a yoga practice. Namaste 🙏🏼 _________________________________ To register for a wellness retreat, private yoga session go to caroleforet.com or 📩me at 256.777.9496 #yoga #RYT200 #CaroleForetFineArtAndWellness #CaroleForet #wellness #mindfulness #mindbodyspirit #huntsvilleyoga #yogaretreat #yogagetaway #presentmoment #presentmindedness #urdhvadanurasana #armbalance #sirsasana #yogaeverydamnday #fullarmbalance #handstand #YogaJourney #meditation #yogalife #yogainspiration #inspiredyogi #fitness #inversions #yogateacher #yogachallenge at Carole Forêt Fine Art

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