Practicing Mindfulness

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new years resolution: you’re doing them all wrong and here’s why

By Chris Shea | January 11, 2023

As the new year began, many of us made resolutions for ourselves with healthy living intentions. We resolved to make our life better, to be healthier, to be successful, and overall to be different from who we’ve been. But now, as the year progresses, we lament that many resolutions are less accomplished than we hoped.…

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Pain Management: How To Use Mindfulness To Find Peace

By Chris Shea | February 24, 2020

Pain management, typically utilized for those suffering from chronic pain issues, is popular for those choosing not to use narcotics for pain relief. According to a recent study mindfulness, a practice I speak of often has now been scientifically proven to help those suffering from chronic pain. As I’ve previously shared, I too suffer from…

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How To Not Sweat The Small Stuff And Find Happiness

By Chris Shea | August 21, 2019

Learning to not sweat the small stuff is a phrase filled with much wisdom. The important piece to this statement is learning to live in the moment. But how can we learn to stay more in the moment so that we don’t let the little things bother us so much that we lose our happiness?…

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Selfishness Is NOT Mindfulness: My Approach To Life Coaching

By Chris Shea | July 1, 2019

Selfishness is overwhelmingly the norm of our culture. Yet at the same time, self-help practitioners and life coaches are promoting practices such as mindfulness and self-awareness into an age of selfishness, enabling that selfishness to become the emerging goal of mindfulness. I fear that maybe my mission of life coaching is partly to blame for…

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5 Reasons Why Mindfulness Matters

By Chris Shea | September 25, 2017

If I were to ask you “what ultimately do you want from life?”, many of you would answer “to be happy”; “to have money”; “to have success”; etc. We seek answers from life, while our culture answers with “get more stuff and gain fame then you will feel happy”. Will this suffice as your answer…

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6 Tips For Practicing Mindfulness When Upset

By Chris Shea | August 11, 2017

In an instant life can become hectic and chaotic. Just when we think we have life all figured out, and our path forward appears to be straight; adversity happens! All the talk of mindfulness, living in the moment, and meditation seem to fall short in light of the adversity and chaotic realities of life. Platitudes…

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The Five Mindfulness Trainings For A Peace Filled Life

By Chris Shea | July 14, 2017

A few years ago, while travelling through South Carolina, I was touring an old barn when I noticed, above me in the ceiling, a large bird was frantically trying to escape the barn. The bird continued to fly into the closed window in its frantic desire to escape the barn. Attempt after attempt, nothing changed…

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Time May Change But Live in the Moment

By ryan | November 6, 2016

Many of us in the United States turned back the hands of time early this morning.  We have ended the period of Daylight Savings Time and are now on “normal”, called “standard” time.  Our ability to change time prompts a few questions for me, some mundane and some a bit more philosophical.  But, to stay…

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5 Tips on How Mindfulness Will Change Your Life

By ryan | October 8, 2016

 “Hey, did you see that?” “No, I missed it. What was it?” Does this conversation sound familiar? It sure does to me. My days were so busy and hectic that I had no time to care to notice something other than the task hand. At the end of each day I wondered where the day…

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How to Stop Numbing the Pain

By lifesjourneyblog | August 21, 2016

Pain, whether it be physical or emotional, is unavoidable in life. We all try our best to avoid pain, almost at all costs. As a society, we make every effort imaginable to avoid, end, or numb, all pain in life. Yet, the more we try, I feel the more we end up still in pain…

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