image courtesy of iyampam
bonjour mindful monday. last night le beau and i headed to the ballet to see cinderella. the tutus, orchestra, and toe shoes never cease to amaze me. also, over the weekend, i was blessed with two lovely days of mindfulness study with elisha goldstein and tara brach at the psychotherapy symposium. thanks to them, my 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course and year of mindfulness study program, i'm filled with amazing material and joy to share in the soon-to-be-released "mindfulness: tranquility within" e-course.
according to jon kabat-zinn, mindfulness means "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally." as you move into this brand new week and our first full spring one, i encourage you to regularly check in and ask, "am i being mind full or mindful?" notice without labeling as good or bad, take a few deep breaths, observe what's transpiring in your body, and say bonjour to this very moment.