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10 Ways to Sharpen Your Meditation Skills

When we hear the word meditation, many things come to mind and the meaning of meditation varies from person to person. Merriam Webster defines meditation as “engaging in contemplation and reflection” and “engaging in mental exercise (such as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.” Regardless of whether you are spiritual or not, meditation has been shown to help reduce stress and Read more…

What Coffee Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

If you have been in the waiting room at Blossom Counseling and Wellness LLC, you may notice our coffee station. It sits along the wall right when you walk in and is adorned with a few different flavors of coffee, travel cups, sugar, tea, and some other things that you might need. I actually don’t see many people use the coffee machine and sometimes wonder if perhaps I’m the one that uses at the most. Read more…

9 Secrets to Develop Successful Habits

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade, And, Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New YOU! This time of year, we often reflect on the past year, planning ahead for the year to come. We may make resolutions about changes we want to make internally and externally in our daily lives. So, how do we do it and succeed? Have you ever wondered why a resolution or new routine didn’t stick? It is said that it Read more…

Five Ways to Help Kids Be Mindful in the Classroom

To understand mindful learning in the classroom, we first have to understand what “mindful” means. Take a moment and think to yourself, “What does mindful mean to me?” Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines mindful as “inclined to be aware.” For me, mindful means being in the moment of not only our surroundings and the various stimuli, but how these stimuli affect and present in our physical body. Mindfulness is not easy for everyone and is often Read more…

One Powerful Tip for When You’re Feeling Mentally Exhausted

Mental exhaustion is exactly what it sounds like. Mental distress, whether pathological, situational, or stress related, is real. The exhaustion our brains and bodies feel when experiencing such events is not only real, but something we need to notice, feel, and take time to practice self-care in vulnerability and gentleness. I can honestly say that this is not something that is easy, especially for women. Someone at some point put the totally incorrect expectation in Read more…