Mindfulness Vs Mindlessness Consumption

When we think of mindfulness I think there is often this image that comes to mind of a Buddhist Monk meditating and reaching some higher sense of awareness. And as Aubrey Marcus says in Own the Day, Own Your Life "meditation is an extension of mindfulness," mindfulness comes in many other forms. There is a strong…

Expectations Vs. Reality

I have been struggling with this month's happiness project. When I chose this months project, parenting, I envisioned reading some books, listening to podcasts, and experiencing a total family transformation. I pictured asking my girls to clean their rooms and them skipping away while singing the clean up song. I pictured them happily eating vegetables…

MISSRepresentation

While searching for different media which I could use to improve my parenting skills, I stumbled across a documentary on Netflix, MissRepresentation. This incredible documentary focuses specifically how the media influences women in our society. Throughout the documentary, countless examples are given about how women are portrayed through media and the effects this has on their…

Finding Opportunities to Focus Intention

I find myself having difficulty writing about my areas of focus this month, because there isn’t generally a tangible way to measure them. In January, as I focused on decluttering and organizing, it was very obvious whether a drawer looked like a disaster. February and March were similar as both could be measured with numerical…