Foundfully Fridays

Identify Triggers

2019-03-20T12:51:35+00:00

We generally feel triggered by things that challenge our core values. This in turn causes us to have dramatic reactions.  In order to alter our responses and come at things more mindfully, we must first identify the triggers. Start with noticing how you feel in your body and the recurring thoughts you have around situations like [...]

Identify Triggers2019-03-20T12:51:35+00:00

Reshape Negativity

2019-03-10T20:54:29+00:00

As humans, we are wired to learn from negative experiences as a way to keep us safe. Our ancestors needed this to survive. Today, negative thoughts increase stress and decrease happiness. By catching ourselves in these unhelpful patterns, we can start to reshape negativity. Since negative thinking is often habitual, taking note of what [...]

Reshape Negativity2019-03-10T20:54:29+00:00

Reserving Your Heart

2019-02-27T22:02:50+00:00

Our hearts are capable of such incredible greatness. Defining where we want to put our attention and love can be life altering. When we judge ourselves and others, we are (pre)occupying those big beautiful hearts. Only by removing judgements and focusing on our inner value, strengths and qualities, do we allow ourselves to find [...]

Reserving Your Heart2019-02-27T22:02:50+00:00

Simple Moments

2019-02-27T21:56:01+00:00

There are moments where the simple act of (re)connecting is the most meaningful thing we can do for ourselves. Spending time in conversation and reflection with people who inspire, can spark feelings and ideas we may not have been aware were absent. These experiences bring to light the richness of our past as well [...]

Simple Moments2019-02-27T21:56:01+00:00

Meaningful Mistakes

2019-02-20T14:57:55+00:00

When mistakes happen, we can choose to beat ourselves up, criticize others or we can see it as meaningful. Perhaps what happened was meant to help someone. Perhaps the mistake wasn’t even a real mistake. Maybe it was just what needed to be. We may not see it immediately, but embracing that mistakes (aka [...]

Meaningful Mistakes2019-02-20T14:57:55+00:00

Like the Weather

2019-02-20T14:55:10+00:00

Understanding that nothing lasts forever allows us to eliminate worry. Realizing that impermanence is the only constant, allows us to meet each moment more calmly. Our lives and relationships are like the weather. They are in a constant state of flux. With a reminder that everything is always changing, even storms, we can overcome [...]

Like the Weather2019-02-20T14:55:10+00:00

Love Yourself

2019-02-07T21:40:07+00:00

Unconditionally loving yourself is the key to true happiness and unlimited possibilities. This does not mean merely liking yourself. It’s not about how you look in an outfit, feeling good about a win or new haircut. It’s about how you feel about yourself when you make a mistake, when you first wake in the [...]

Love Yourself2019-02-07T21:40:07+00:00

Return Kindly

2019-02-07T21:35:29+00:00

When our mind wanders we often feel frustrated and unfocused. We silently judge or criticize ourselves. Thoughts and distractions are prominent. They will pull us in various directions but we can choose to return kindly to our breath and refocus. With grace and acknowledgement that mindfulness is a practice we must continuously cultivate, we [...]

Return Kindly2019-02-07T21:35:29+00:00

Subtract to Add

2019-01-31T22:25:09+00:00

Reducing things in life that don't add value, opens up space for the things that truly matter. Whether it’s deleting social media apps, cleaning out your closet or turning off all push notifications, decluttering leaves room for living. By replacing intention for excess, we create the space to choose more wisely. We can quiet [...]

Subtract to Add2019-01-31T22:25:09+00:00

Still & Spacious

2019-01-24T00:38:19+00:00

Noticing when the mind wanders and attention wanes, is a necessary part of mindfulness. Awareness allows us to return home to the breath, where we can find stillness. Even when (if) stillness is fleeting, recognition becomes the gift. Building this muscle means less overlapping ideas, shorter ebbs & flows between  thoughts and a reduction in [...]

Still & Spacious2019-01-24T00:38:19+00:00