Category: Mindfulness

Be Happy Now

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

You’re always dreaming big. You think of the next awesomesauce apartment you’re going to be in, or when you’ll trade in your less-than-shiny car for a brand new one that makes you feel like a badass. I get it. We’re doing the same thing right now. In fact, I wrote this post in an effort… Read More »

Hard Work and Mindfulness Can Co-Exist

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

A lot of mindfulness experts and minimalists preach that mindfulness is about: Saying no Staying unbusy Do nothing and rest Enjoy doing nothing Stop shoulding all over ourselves At face value, all of these ideas seem so simple, so easy. They’re all super true—a lot of self-discovery and peace can come from slowing down, being… Read More »

Lifestyle benefits of intermittent fasting

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

This morning I saw a segment on the Today Show about intermittent fasting in relation to help with Alzheimers. I don’t have Alzheimers. Nor do I know if I’m at risk for it. But that’s besides the point. I’ve been Intermittent Fasting for 2 full months now, and I’m a huge proponent of it. Don’t… Read More »

Why I Cancelled Netflix

By Jennifer | Mindfulness, Minimalism

I’m actually still subscribed to Netflix as I start to write this post. I’ve been carefully considering cancelling Netflix for about a week now. I don’t like to sit on these decisions for very long, because there’s a likelihood I’ll chicken out. Here are the reasons I’m cancelling Netflix. I’m On A Cancelling Kick If… Read More »

Stop Should

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

Here’s the thing about what you should and shouldn’t do. Ever since I read this email from Steven Handel of The Science of Self, I started thinking about where “should” exists in my life and what it means to me. Steven said: When you find yourself saying “I really should do ______,” it reflects a deep internal conflict… Read More »

iPhone Minimalism: Outsmart Your Smartphone

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

When it comes to smartphones, it’s very clear that phones aren’t just being used as tools. They’re being used as crutches. How are we supposed to enjoy what’s here and now when our iPhones have hold of our senses? We’re becoming attached to our technological devices: phones, tablets, laptops, etc, to the point of dependency.… Read More »

How Close Do You Feel To Everyone In The World?

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

There’s an interesting question on a happiness survey I take regularly. It’s simply labeled question #8, and it asks you to choose one of these items based on how you feel I feel cut off from other people. I feel neither close to nor cut off from other people. I feel close to friends and… Read More »

Daily Journaling

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

It’s no secret that writing in a journal every day can make you feel awesome. There’s tons of opportunities for searching, learning, and gaining clarity. Or simply keeping a record of your life. Look. I know most of you are in your 30’s or older. You think keeping a diary is strange. It’s a waste… Read More »

You Won The Lottery

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

There’s something very Leslie Knope-esque I do that is annoying. From time to time, I like to ask those closest to me a question. “What are your hopes and dreams?” Some entertain me by laughing or making up a funny response. Others roll their eyes. Especially since the conversation usually goes from “How are you?… Read More »

Overcome Perfectionism

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

Perfectionism can be paralyzing. This state of mind can not only keep you from achieving your goals, but it may even prevent you from starting something because of a fear of failure, or of progressing at a pace that doesn’t seem fast enough. There’s a lot to be said for simply doing something well rather… Read More »