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Free Meditation Flash Cards

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Meditation is supposed to be all about simplifying your focus and calming the mind. And yet, even in my approach to meditation I find myself complicating it. I think, “Which meditation strategy should I use today?” And my mind starts racing. Not exactly the way to begin meditating. Since I’ve been reading some great books on mediation, I’ve learned several strategies. So I decided to take the decision making out of it and make up some flash cards. This way I can shuffle them and just pick one and be on my way to mindfulness. After putting them together I thought it would be nice to share it with you all. So click to read more and grab your free download of these mediation flashcards.

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DIY T-Shirt into Wrap Skirt (No Sew) – 3 Styles!

DIY skirt beachwrap

Thanks to Ann of DoodlesAndJots.com for designing this infographic!

 

Got any of those ugly boxy t-shirts in your closet that you never wear? Well don’t throw it out yet! You can make it into a really cool (NO SEW) DIY wrap skirt in about 5-10 minutes!!! (Makes a great Beach Wrap!!) All you need is an large t-shirt and scissors! No sewing!! Here are the instructions:

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Relationship Gold: How to Keep a Relationship Like New

Certainty = Security = Good

Certainty = Same-Old-Thing = Boring = Bad

Little Surprises = Something New = Exciting = Good

We want to feel safe in our relationships. We want safety on all levels: emotional, physical, spiritual, etc.  We also crave things that are new.  Over time, in our relationships we start to take for granted all the good things about the other person.

We get caught up in life and don’t take the time to do special things for each other. Sometimes this is because we think that it will take too much time, energy, or even resources (like money).

Here is a very simple way to add newness to your relationship. It takes little time, energy, and it’s free.

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If You Have a Blog, You’ll Want to Read This

If you don’t have a blog, you can skip this post. But if you do have a blog, and you’d like the chance to win some extremely valuable services that can help take your blog to the next level, then you’ll want to check this out.

I recently came across a prize giveaway by one of my favorite bloggers, David Airey. David Airey is a graphic designer specializing in logo design. He is holding a prize giveaway to celebrate the one year anniversary of his blog. There are more than $4,000 worth in free prizes! Find out how to enter by reading the details on David’s logo designer blog.

David Airey Logo Design

To whet your appetite, here are some of the prizes that are up for grabs:

If you’re interested, find out how to enter the drawing by reading the details on David’s logo designer blog.

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Groovy New Pocket Mods: GTD and More!

Pocket Mods

Many of you may already be familiar with Pocket Mods. For those who aren’t Pocket Mods are cool little 8 page booklets that you can create with one sheet of paper. You can go to PocketMod.com to create a modular paper calendar and to-do’s to your liking. The Pocket Mod folks have also made it possible to convert any pdf document into a pocket mod. Subscribe here to stay tuned for how to make your own!

Below are 5 Free PocketMods that I created for you to download. They help with Goals, New Habits, and 2 have condensed versions of my top posts for handy reference!


Shrek says “You know you want one! What are ya waiting for? They’re Free!”

5 Pre-Made Pocket Mods: Free Downloads

1) My New Habits
This booklet has one page to list your next 7 new habits you want to adopt this year, plus 7 monthly calendars for tracking the implementation of each habit. Simply put an X in each day of the month that you successfully do your new habit. When one month is done and your new habit is in place, add the next habit and track it in the next month. To read more about implementing one habit at a time read my guest post at ZenHabits.net, The Amazing Power of One.

2) My Life Goals – Simple
One page for listing your life goals, category (personal, work, home, etc) and target date for completion. Then there are 7 Goal Action Steps tracking pages.

3) My Life Goals – Near, Short, and Long Term
Pages for: Mission Statement, This Month Goals, 6-month Goals, 3-5 Year Goals, and 4 Action Steps tracking pages for 4 Goals.

4) Best of Life Learning Today 1
Keep these top posts at hand in your wallet or purse:

  1. Meditation Naps – How To
  2. 10 Steps for Maximum Energy
  3. You Can Do It!
  4. Do It Anyway!

5) Best of Life LearningToday 2
Keep these top posts at hand in your wallet or purse:

Folding Instructions Download
Download this document for instructions on how to fold these pocket mods!


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Free Online Yoga


Yoga:The Ultimate Remedy

Are your muscles stiff and sore from hours in front of your computer? Is your mind often scattered and frantic? If so, let Yoga come to the rescue. I’ve put together a quick online guide about yoga, it’s benefits, and a few online resources that are free. There’s so much that could be said about Yoga, but I’ve kept this post short intentionally. The focus is on inspiring you to use it today!

What is Yoga?

Quoting from Yoga Journal’s FAQ on Yoga:

“The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. …The eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).

Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.”

Benefits of Yoga
Upward Dog
There are so many benefits:

  • Improved: Flexibility, Strength, Balance.
  • Relieves stiff muscles and joints.
  • Increased breathing capability.
  • Increased sense of calm and well-being. Reduction of anxiety.
  • Keeps your body young.

All I know is that when I do (asana) Yoga, I feel great. I highly recommend Yoga to everyone. If you’re beginning and hesitant, just take it slow . And if you’ve been away from it, come on back to it! Take it slow.

Free Online Yoga Resources

1) From Hatha Yoga Lesson: Check out the cool mini animated meditation and yoga poses and descriptions.


2) Ladies Home Journal’s “Yoga at Your Desk” 11 easy poses to get out the kinks.

3) Yoga at Your Desk from MSN and WebMD different routines depending on how much privacy you have. Easy to follow. Animated demonstrations

4) Expert Village Office Yoga – mini videos include pilates too.

5) Yoga Break at Your Desk – 7 minute video. I rate this one highly for something to do on a quick break at work!!

6) Yoga Journal’s Online Pose Finder – extensive library with pictures, and detailed drill-down descriptions. You can search by pose type, body focus, ailment focus, or contraindications.


Additional Resource

Visit this Yoga Journal FAQ for more information on questions such as:

  • How many times per week should I practice?
  • How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?
  • Is yoga a religion?
  • I’m not flexible–can I do yoga?
  • What do I need to begin?

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What do you love about Yoga? Do you know of any other free online Yoga resources? Please share!

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