Author Archives: smalltowntraveller

Hi, So nice to meet you!


Everybody goes through it at some point in their life. Some more than others, especially through work. I’m talking of course, about the simple task of meeting someone new. For some people the whole experience is just too much. Palms … Continue reading

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Turning into dust


Today I died. Well, died in class, while lying on the floor through a guided meditation. The guided meditation consisted of the instructor guiding us on what we were supposed to be thinking and concentrating on while in our meditative … Continue reading

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Did You Hear That?!


I went out to eat with a friend at a chinese restaurant. This is my experience: We walk in and I’m instantly met by the smell of deep fried food, among other exotic scents. We get a friendly greeting as … Continue reading

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do the loopty-loop!


Today in Mindful Living we learned a new writing technique. Probably the majority of people who write, draw out the letters, rather than letting them flow. At first we were asked to hold our pens in our fist (not in … Continue reading

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ARTastic!


After meditating for 25 minutes, I walk down the hall, and not making any eye contact, I step into the art gallery. The first picture I look at is of a beautiful fall setting. I felt a slight autumn breeze … Continue reading

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland


I woke up to find snow this morning. Just enough to make everything look white. I grabbed my coat, threw on some shoes, a hat, and went outside. I stepped out the front door and heard a light crunch as … Continue reading

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Eat Mindfully!


We are all guilty of the occasional over-indulge of food. But rather than getting angry with yourself (we all do) take a step back and look at why you just ate that entire bag of chips without realizing. In my … Continue reading

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Progress! Yes!


I have been meditating for 15 minutes on a daily basis now. The nausea has subsided and I am able to fully “zen” out. I have noticed some dramatic changes in my life since I began meditating. I have become … Continue reading

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My Words in Time


Time is what you make of it. Short when your busy, long when your patient. Time can be read on a clock. It can not be stopped, nor fast forwarded. Time is what it takes to type this on my … Continue reading

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Do not operate heavy machinery while on meditation


I have been meditating for the past few weeks now for at least 10 minutes a day. Aside from the lotus position becoming more tolerable, I have noticed I have been a great deal more calm throughout the day… So … Continue reading

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