Being Kind or Right?

Many times humans don’t even realize the dilemma they are sometimes in. In difficult times or in the heat of an argument, or even when trying to help someone else through a difficult time, we face the decision to either show someone that we are right and they were wrong in doing something, or instead we can just be kind to someone and be there for them in the moment.

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How to do Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is moment to moment awareness. It is being fully awake. It involves being here for the moments of our lives, without striving or judging. Mindfulness involves a formal practice and an informal practice. In formal practice we take time for sitting meditation or mindful movement practices like walking meditation or yoga or chi gong. Informal practice is a way of life in which we meditate as we do what we do. It involves being present in the moments of our lives. Mindfulness meditation is a formal practice of mindfulness or of being mindful. It helps teach us to live in the present moment. Continue reading

#DoesNOTDefineME

I was personally a part of a video that was created by a group of students taking a masters level course in social and cultural diversity course during Spring of 2018. The group decided to focus their message on how labels and stereotypes attempt to define us. The link is below. I hope you check it out. Continue reading

STOP Saying You’re Sorry to EVERYTHING!

In my experiences I have come across many a person that seems to apologize for even the slightest thing that goes wrong in a day. This type of individual is usually someone who works for someone else (non-independent type job), is some sort of paid or unpaid intern/extern, or is a student. These types of people tell their significant other, their boss, the cashier at Walgreens, a driver who cut them off, their friend(s), their pets even that they are sorry for the slightest things. YES, if someone does not work out in the ideal way that you had it pictured in your mind, then we have a slight instance of what I call the “oh shit” feeling. Continue reading

15 Handy Meditation Tips

Everyone makes it out like meditation should be this mind altering life changing experience every single time you do it. If you are a meditating person then your life must be on the up and up because you are just soooo spiritual and like awesome and like just the best like guru monk dude ever!! Obviously there was a bit of sarcasm there, and probably a certain type of sounding voice as you read that last bit, but just because you meditate or have tried it does not mean that you have a firm grasp on it yet or that it doesn’t get you annoyed at times. Ask anyone who has meditated and if you haven’t had that “Wtf why is my brain still running so fast and why am I still thinking. Oh hell now I am thinking about thinking! Damn this meditation! This sucks!”

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Thoughts: Capitalism and the Media

Capitalism was important in America due to the idea that we needed to break away from the power and control of a government run by a few, or at that time the monarchy in England.  Private industry was pushed and less federal government control was needed to separate ourselves from the previously known system in England which is where most of America’s forefathers came from.  Back then it might have seemed like a great idea, capitalism to lessen the power of the elite and give power back to the people.

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A Day at the Ocean

Guided Imagery Meditation Script

Start by taking a few deep breaths…. slowly…. and evenly…..remembering to let your belly rise as you breathe in…. and to let it fall as you breathe out

Remember to breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth…

Now return to your normal breathing, don’t try to change it, but keep breathing in and out, focusing on how your body feels at this moment. Feel the pace of your body becoming slower.

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Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

You can quit a job, a relationship, a friend, a school, a commitment, a religion, a hobby, or anything else you want. You must do what feels right and what you want to do. Choose when you’re able to find at least a few minutes of calm even if it’s one time a week for 5 minutes. Quit whatever you want. But don’t quit on yourself. Never. Ever. I don’t allow you to. I won’t allow you to. You will make it through this. Time heals all wounds. Just don’t quit on yourself and the universe will at some point set it all straight for you. Be kind, be honest, and be of service. Especially to yourself and others. You can quit people, just treat them kindly when you do, and remember that I don’t allow you to quit on yourself. The Greek Guru Guy does not allow you to do so.

I’m Bringin’ Feedback

I stared at the paper before me, red marks covering its many pages.  The comments were long and accompanied by an excess of words being crossed out.  Grammatical errors were pervasive, though they weren’t apparent at the time of the paper’s writing.  I eventually reached the end of what seemed like an endless critique to find the biggest whammy of them all.  I got a final grade of a B-.

I hear you laughing, but let me finish!  The shock took a few minutes to wear off.  “How could I get such a low grade?” I thought to myself.  After all, I had always been considered a good writer.  What happened this time?  I did the exact same thing I always did:  thought up a topic, wrote my paper, and turned it in.  Yet this time, I didn’t receive the usual A that I was used to.  I felt out of my league and concerned about my college career.  This was the first major grade I received from a college professor, and while not terrible, it certainly wasn’t what I desired.  Continue reading