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The app for taking in the good

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 17, 2014
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It seems there is an app for almost anything.  A self-contained program to download to your phone for easy access and to make your life easier.  In order to receive its benefit, you have to activate the app after you download it.     The practice of mindfulness, taking conscious pauses, is like installing an app of…

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Calm Amidst Chaos

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 21, 2014
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When I speak to professional organizations about integrating mindfulness as a resource for leaders to be calm and focused as they lead, I am often met with comments such as….   “I don’t have time to meditate” “That’s a soft skill, I need more tangible ways to be more productive…I have too much to do…

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Accepting Change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 5, 2014
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In anticipation to a move later this summer to a smaller home, I am in the midst sorting through “stuff”.  Files, pictures, furniture are contemplated with the questions: “What do I really need?” “When was the last time I used this?” “Where will I put it?” I find myself being torn between the sentimentality of some items…

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This Can't Happen To Me…

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 22, 2014
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It started out a peaceful, relaxing Sunday morning.  I finished my morning meditation and began getting ready for church.  I heard the comforting music of hymns my husband played on the piano.  Between songs,I told him how much I appreciated his music and to continue.  In the atmosphere of calm and gratitude, as I was…

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I Don't Have Time

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 8, 2014
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One of the most frequent comments I hear of what gets in the way of taking the much-needed time for personal recharging and renewal is “I don’t have time”.    The reason behind this thought seems that if time is taken away from your to-do list to be still and focus on one’s breathing and health it…

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I wouldn't go in there if I were you

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 25, 2014
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“I wouldn’t go in there if I were you” “What do you mean?” “He’s in one of those moods.” “Thanks for the heads up, I’ll come back when the coast is clear.” Could this interchange between two of your employees be about you?  Do people know when to stay away from you because they sense…

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Listening beyond words

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 12, 2014
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Think of a time when you were overwhelmed, angry, discouraged.  Do you have it in mind?  What was your mindset?  Were you focused on all that was wrong about the situation, a particular person?  Not able to see a way around the negativity?  How does your body feel right now as you reflect about the…

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Three questions that will enrich your Holidays

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 10, 2013
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Rituals. They are the practices that we have as part of Holidays that give us comfort and stability. Rituals can be special foods, practices, or most simply “just how things are done” that provide meaning and significance. Several years ago, I started a ritual with my extended family by asking three questions after our Christmas…

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How to approach the Holidays Mindfully

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 5, 2013
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With the holidays quickly approaching the likelihood of fitting one more thing into your already packed schedule may seem daunting. Chances are you already feel overwhelmed in keeping up with work and home responsibilities and the Holidays may seem more like a burden than a time of celebration. Perhaps you are already dreading the obligatory…

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What have you been missing?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 22, 2013
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Your day starts out as any other day – hurried and busy. As you are driving to the office you are thinking about all of what you have to do today. You realize you have back to back meetings. There is no wiggle room for the unexpected. You are wondering how you will get it…

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