I want to take a full year to incorporate mindfulness into each and every day. One year, every day, many times throughout the day.
I chose one year because I believe it takes time to truly learn the art of mindful practice. And for me, I’ve come to understand that while doing meditation or deep breathing during a specified period is helpful, I need to be more mindful throughout the day. Life’s stresses come at us in multiple waves, and I want to embrace those moments with grace, an open heart, and thoughtful consideration.
I used to have a day job in the healthcare industry — I did marketing, research, and writing with a focus on cardiovascular health. I have always clearly seen the connections between mindfulness and physical health. I just couldn’t figure out how to de-stress. I eventually realized that my job was so invasive that I couldn’t find the mindfulness I craved. The nature of my job was never going to change, and I knew I had to make a significant change to create the life I needed.
So I quit my job to find my true path.
I’ve lived through my own struggles, and I hope that this forum serves to educate others, and provide helpful insights.
I am married to a PhD psychologist who specializes in right-brain decision making and life coaching. We have 2 very rambunctious dogs who keep life interesting, and full of lots of love. We live in Silicon Valley, where life can be fast-paced, but the fantastic weather helps keep me grounded.
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