As I Walk, I Am

My inspirational video, “As I Walk, I Am”, is based on the poem that opens my mindfulness-based book, Pathways to Wholeness (2010).   You can also find and download audio meditations here at MindfulPathways.  I’ve created them  as a way of sharing relaxation with everyone who stops by. Click here to sign up for the audio meditations.   Poem by Janet Nestor Photography by Mack Miller Music from shockwave-sound.com  

Living Peacefully

(Some relaxation music to read by: Dolphins Delight by Ambient Space)     You probably don’t like feeling stressed or that unidentifiable underlying unease that defines anxiety.  Many of us lump all of our symptoms into one broad category and call it stress – but many of us are really suffering from chronic anxiety. Stress is often situational and associated with negative feelings and reactions. It develops when we feel overwhelmed and inadequate to handle the heavy demands of our life. Stress is often divided into categories to help our understanding. Here are some examples: Emotional Stress Symptoms: feeling lonely and…

The Secret to Mindfulness

It is always nice to meet new friends, especially friends who work holistically as I do.  Meet Dr. Kimberly McGeorge, ND, CNH and host of The Secret to Everything radio show, airing each Wednesday 7-8pm EST on Blogtalkradio (www.serenitynaturalwellness.com).  I’ll be Kimberly’s guest Wednesday February 29th as we talk about energy medicine and other health related topics like Radical Self-Care.   ~Janet “To be in your body is to be present…to be present is to be connected to the divine…” ~Mariel Hemingway The definition of Mindfulness according to Wikipedia is “awareness”.   We are taught that in order to be “mindful”… our…

Mindless to Mindful – A Frozen Foods Tale

By Joan Kappes Mindfulpathways welcomes guest blogger Joan Kappes who has written a delightful and meaningful post about one brilliant mindful moment that created a huge shift in her attitude about grocery shopping. Joan’s blog has a wonderful message and I hope that you’ll stop by and pay her a visit. Her contact information is at the end of the post. – Janet My story takes place in the frozen foods section.  Before continuing, however, please pause for a moment and think of one “should”, “must” or “have to” activity which gives you little enjoyment or pleasure. Keep this in…

Let’s Create a Mindful World

Mindful living, developing a now focused conscious awareness, is part of the shift that is taking place in our world today. We are all being asked to live in harmony with one another instead of hating, judging, criticizing, killing, making war. Our survival as a nation and as a world depends on our ability to love one another and love and care for our Earth home. I’d like to share this poem by Jay Ramsay, first posted on the World Shift movement website: http://www.worldshiftmovement.org/ ONE THING Shift One Thing stop the whirling. Take a moment to take back what is…