Mindfulness Blog

We’re all trying to become better people and improve ourselves, so here's what I want to share with you ...!

1st Secret for Success and Inner Peace

I’m reading Wayne Dyer’s book, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace and am inspired by his first chapter, where Dyer says, “Have a mind set that is open to everything and attached to nothing. He quotes Rudi, “Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment.” A few points that resonate with me are: – No one Read more about 1st Secret for Success and Inner Peace[…]

5 Things to Remember With Difficult Behaviors

Robert Hamilton gave the following suggestions for times when we work with challenging behaviors: 1. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. 2. The behaviour is challenging. The person is not. 3. De-escalate first. Problem solve later. 4. Sometimes we might not see it but there’s always a reason. 5. Have empathy. Just imagine Read more about 5 Things to Remember With Difficult Behaviors[…]

Every Journey has a Meaning

I am inspired by John Maxwell’s challenge of thinking about our experiences as meaningful life lessons. Maxwell says that “there is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveller.” We generally see adversity and difficulty as negative. Most of us fail to see the benefits and blessings when faced with challenges. It is Read more about Every Journey has a Meaning[…]

What is Empathy?

Vijay Shetty posted a diagram of what empathy is on LinkedIn. As he states, many people think empathy means to feel sorry for someone. That’s absolutely not true. Nobody likes others to feel sorry for them. It’s often demeaning and judgmental. Empathy actually is: 1. Sensing other people’s emotions. 2. Imaging how someone feels. 3. Read more about What is Empathy?[…]

Dr. Jody Carrington Advice

I am frequently inspired by Dr. Jody Carrington. The following advice rings home to me. 1. Education isn’t about literacy and numeracy. It’s about stories. Most people love a great story about something that they’re trying to learn. We can all remember lessons better when we are inspired by a story that makes it real. Read more about Dr. Jody Carrington Advice[…]

View Mistakes as Opportunities

Today I was reminded of how important mistakes are for all of us! Leadership First posted a quote on LinkedIn about mistakes and I totally agree! Mistakes are not a sign of weakness! Mistakes are opportunities to learn! There should be no shame in making mistakes! The disgrace is in failing to admit, correct and Read more about View Mistakes as Opportunities[…]

Characteristics of Resilient People

I have often pondered about what makes certain people have characteristics of resilience when others struggle to achieve? I read an article recently about the characteristics of resilient people which makes a lot of sense. Hailey Lewis, who is a behaviourist, wrote the following suggestions on the characteristics of resilient people: 1. They are more Read more about Characteristics of Resilient People[…]