The Creative HeART

With everything going on with politics in our world, I have seen lots of people talking about how to limit the stress. No matter what your political affiliation is, we are all facing stress due to what is happening. I have also been seeing things regarding making sure that what you do, you do with…

New Blog Name

I just changed the name of this blog and I think I love the new name. I am afraid that those who follow me aren’t going to see this blog any longer because of the new name, but I hope they do. I thought about having the name, “the meditative heART” but it was already…

Everyday Mindfulness

How do I find time to be mindful on a daily basis?  The better question is “Do I find time for mindfulness everyday?”. The realistic answer to this is probably no. Do I actually practice mindfulness everyday? The better question is “Can I find time for mindfulness daily?”. I truly believe that we can all…

Mindfulness and Looking Forward and Back

Does planning and thinking about the future negate any mindfulness practices that you do? It took me some time to put this together in  my own head. How can i be mindful and present yet plan for my future, set goals? Is thinking about the past and the future the antithesis of mindfulness? Thinking about…

Mindfulness and Nature

I got a comment about my meditation and sleep post and it made me think. The comment talked about going into the woods and connecting with nature. This person stated that going into the woods is his way of meditating and being mindful I completely agree. For me, being in the woods or at the…

Dreams and Goals

We all have dreams and goals for the future, but what can we do today to make those dreams and goals a reality. I believe that I have figured out what my passion and dreams and goals are, but I don’t know how to really go about making them a reality. In my mind, the…

Sleep Meditation and Children

Sleep can be a very difficult thing to come by in our culture. We work too hard, play too hard, over schedule ourselves to the point where we don’t have the time to sleep and are so wound up that sleep is hard to come by. We also have so much stress in our lives,…

Making Time to Be Creative

For me, creativity and mindfulness go so well together. I love taking time to slow down and create something by hand. For me, the act of intentionally stopping my busy life to create is just one way I like to be mindful. I have started two daily projects this year; 1 stitch a day and…

Journaling and Mindfulness

I have been doing a creativity and intuition challenge for the last 4 days. It’s been really interesting to see where this is taking me and how years later, some of the things that are still on my mind. Some of my goals, passions, and dreams are still there. I was re-reading some of my…

Grow, Create, Eat, Meditate

When I first started this blog, the title of this post was the title of my blog and my blog address. I started thinking that it was a long name to have for a web address and I decided that everything in the old title really came down to being mindful. So, I decided to…

Good-bye 2016 and Hello 2017

With the year 2016 coming to an end, I thought it would be good for me to look back at this year and put it all into perspective. Unfortunately, the year 2016 has been a year of change and not necessarily in a good way. I know for a lot of people, it has been…