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How to Look Forward to a Mindful Holiday Season

How to Look Forward to a Mindful Holiday Season - The Art of Living Consciously

  The holiday season is upon us! For many of us, we approach the holidays with dread and consider it a time full of expectations, extra work, triggers, and conflict. How can we actually ENJOY the holidays instead of wishing they’d be over? The answer is consciousness. Most of us don’t put much thought into…

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Focus on What You Want in Order to Create it for Yourself

Focus on What You Want in Order to Create it for Yourself - The Art of Living Consciously

  Many of us wait for life to happen to us and hope we get what we want. We don’t take responsibility for our lives and our experience. Now, of course, things happen to us and around us that are out of our control. We can’t control the weather. We can’t control other people. And…

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How to Create a Conscious 2020

Annual Reflection Workshop

  2019 is drawing to a close and the beginning of 2020 is just around the corner. Around this time of year, many of us start thinking about the new year and what we’d like to do differently. For a lot of us, this looks like losing weight, making (or saving) more money, keeping our…

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How Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow

How Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow

  One of the first concepts I teach students in my retreats and workshops is the importance of minding your own business. At first, “mind your own business” might sound harsh, but in this case, it is actually a gentle reminder to stay in your own lane, so to speak. What Minding Your Own Business…

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The Basics: What is Consciousness?

  If we want to live a more mindful, peaceful, and joyful life, it’s important to first learn what we’re aiming for. I call this way of thinking and living “consciousness.” When we first embark on this path, it’s useful to learn what consciousness actually IS and what it looks like in our lives when…

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Conscious Living is Not the Same as Being Passive

  One common misconception I frequently hear about conscious living is that it is passive, selfish, or that it makes us complacent. Often, when we hear about consciousness or conscious living, we think of a bearded, half-starved monk sitting in lotus pose on a mountain top, far away from the rest of the world and…

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The First Step to Living Consciously: Mindfulness

We hear about mindfulness a lot, but with so many things competing for our attention, we struggle to maintain it. The fact is that few of us practice it regularly.   Mindfulness is about being in the moment, and it’s one of the most basic spiritual skills to practice.   Mindfulness is a shift from being in…

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The Art of Conscious Living Weekend Retreat

The Art of Conscious Living Weekend Retreat

I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming Columbus Day weekend retreat hosted at the beautiful Wiawaka Holiday House, a historical retreat center on the shores of Lake George in upstate New York. Depending on Mother Nature, we might be there in time to see the stunning fall foliage surrounding this lake in the Southern Adirondack Mountains! During this four day weekend retreat, we’ll be exploring the Art of Conscious Living in depth.  

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