Posts tagged live in the moment
A Kiss with Death: Surrendering to the Sea

“HELP! PLEASE HELP ME!” I began to panic. The waves kept coming and I could barely keep my head above the water. My feet longed for the bottom of the sea, but I was too far removed from the safety of the shores. I was at the mercy of the wrath of the ocean. It was the biggest swell of the year, and in the blink of an eye, a rip tide pulled me out to sea. This is how quickly life happens.

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Do NOT Take This Life for Granted

I’ve kissed death twice. I use the word kiss because it is an intimate experience. In fact, it is a gift, a healing one. And it can be life changing. Both times shifted my perception about everything I think I know about this existence. This past week I hosted a wellness retreat in Nicaragua. What started out as a “yoga” retreat, evolved into a mind, body, and spirit experience. Two very interesting things happened to me while I was away. On the last day of the retreat, my MacBook Air laptop crashed and I almost drowned in the ocean. This opened my eyes to live every moment in Carpe Diem. 

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Mindfulness Matters

When was the last time you were fully present in a moment— just observing it all without judgment, with your upmost attention? It almost seems ridiculous to have to talk about this, but if you really stop to think about it, how much of the time are you truly present—paying attention— instead of in your head consumed by thoughts, judgments and responsibilities? You may even be wondering, “Why does this even matter?” Well, if you care about your brain, health and your psychological well-being it does. 

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