It would be nice if everyday could be a day at the beach with no worries, but like most of you, I have to wait for those special days to roll around each year. Mindfulness is one of the tools I use between those beach trips to keep life in perspective and help reign in the stressors life brings us. By taking a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness, not only does your overall stress go down, but you also learn to tolerate those uncomfortable moments or situations we face so many days. Follow along here and I will provide you ongoing methods and thoughts to help you develop or strengthen a mindfulness practice, along with other bits of wisdom about the world we live in. And I promise not to take another year or two to write my next post. So often the plans we lay get overridden by the unexpected, but then you only need to start moving forward again just like this. The first step in this process: breathe. Stop reading this and take a few moments to simply breathe in and out for a couple of minutes . . .