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The Power of Setting Family Intentions


Families who practice mindfulness understand the importance of intention. But intention is more than just the commitment to practicing mindfulness and gratitude.

Intention helps families grow, helps children discover more about the world, and most of all, helps us all choose positivity and peace.

Defining the intention of your family can help your children and your significant other in so many ways. This year, seek to define what your family intends to do and stands for.

Check out these examples of family intentions and how it had a great effect on the children.
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F*uck You, Midfulness


Practicing mindfulness in this challenging time is like riding a bike up a steep hill that looks like it never ends.

Every day there are new tweets, news reports and videos showing the bullying and degradation of human beings in America. It’s tough, I’m not going to lie. Many days I want to crawl up in a ball in the corner of the room and say really loudly, “F*ck you, mindfulness!”

I keep thinking: How did this happen? How did we end up in a world where love seems to have fallen behind hate? Just watch the news and the endless barrage of negative, nasty comments—I cannot keep up.

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Love Trumps Hate


“If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.” Albert Einstein

We’ve heard over and over again about the power of love. Now it’s time to put that to the test. When I teach children, the first thing we do is breathe in peace and breathe out love to everyone in the world. That is how simple this is, love is just an energy. When used properly love can be a win-win for all. It is really the only way to combat hate. Right now, in our world it looks like hate is winning. If you look at what is presented in the media, you can see cops killing black men, racial epithets, and messages of hate being posted around cities and social media. However, if you look at the Oscars recently you will see that movie after movie being honored that highlights the great accomplishments of black people in America.

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Set the Tone for 2017 by Focusing on Mindfulness


Everyone has their own set of New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight, eat healthier, spend less, travel more, get a new job — the list is endless. But how often are these resolutions actually accomplished? More often than not, resolutions are hung out to dry before the end of February.

The reason these resolutions fail is because they are too “big picture.” Wanting to lose weight is a fantastic goal. But it won’t suddenly happen overnight (if only). People fail to divide up their larger goals into small, achievable goals.

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