Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

The Comparison Trap: Don’t fall in the black hole…

Hello and welcome to the fall! I am back after a summer of amazing moments, lots of learning and loads of chill. I’m excited to start back blogging and teaching this month… so let’s go: One of the ways we cause ourselves untold suffering is to join the race of comparison that is so widely

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Mindfulness Group

I’m excited to say that the Thursday noon hour mindfulness group is back. It’s a one hour class from 12-1 for anyone who is new to mindfulness, or has been practicing for a while. The class format is usually a talk about one particular aspect of mindfulness, and of course time to practice!   If

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The one thing you can count on…

… is your breath. We have been breathing since the moment that we entered this world and, as something that is so vital, it is also mostly overlooked…. until it becomes a problem. Why should I pay my precious attention to it you ask? I asked the same thing until I learned about the health

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What’s new and ground-breaking?

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault   Turns out, alot is new, but not much. Let me explain…..I had the privilege of spending 4 days with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn last week at a mindfulness retreat at the Omega Centre just outside

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Guess what…it’s not them… it’s you!!

 When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself.” ~Wayne Dyer   Well, as I was thinking about how to best empower you to take control of your own life and health, I ran across this blog from Leah and Naz at RYPL (Rock Your Purpose Live), and, to be honest, I

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Intro to Mindfulness

If you are interested in learning more or gaining practical tools, come on out on May 13th… here is the info: It is NOT a yoga class, just a chance to listen and start changing your thoughts and your life NOW! Register through me at info@mindfullivingnow.com or at 250-833-6652. Hope to see you there!! All ages

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What are you practicing?

   “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha   Most of us practice subconsciously all day long. It might be practicing worry, planning, ruminating, dreaming, wishing… but whatever it is, that is what we are programming. Often, we’re not aware

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Mid-life crisis? Have it now…

“This is not a rehearsal. This is your life. ” Maya Angelou   I have often worked with people who are navigating their way through what is commonly known as a ‘mid-life crisis’, which I prefer to call a ‘wake-up call to self’! Or, they are on the receiving end of a spouse in crisis.

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Some of my favorite mindfulness practices…..

Are you looking for easy mindfulness practices to take into your life? Try some of these as outlined by Elisha Goldstein in the following article written in Mindful. I love that these practices address a couple of things… acknowledging what is happening right now, how you feel in the moment, and also what your thoughts

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Success… what is it really?

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” Vincent Van Gogh   I was sitting on a chairlift this winter, having been deserted by my kids who prefer faster speeds… when I tuned in to the family that I was sharing the ride with. A 9 or 10 year old boy,

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