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So what in the world do mangoes have to do with mindfulness?

As many of you know, I host retreats in beautiful places all over the world, and recently I was hosting one on a beach in Mexico. And it being mango season, mangoes were literally crashing down around us from the trees.

And it reminded me of a terrific little nugget of a mindfulness teaching that we can use anytime and anywhere something happens to startle us out of our daily mind.

We get so entranced, possessed by the daily busyness of life. Life on auto-pilot can so easily become a way of being.

We eat things and hardly taste them.

We say things and hardly know what we’ve said and how we’ve said it.

We rush around watching cell phone screens instead of smiling at neighbors.

Few things can pop us out of our trance and into the present moment like the sound of a mango crashing through the trees!

But we can also create ways to get us off auto-pilot and back into the preciousness of the moment. Watch my short video – 4 minutes – to find out how.

I hope it gives you some ideas!
With tons of love,
Michelle

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Settling the Mind on the Breath Meditation

Breathing can be an immediate tool for calming the central nervous system. This short meditation can be done anytime, anywhere you want to take things down a notch and ease your stress.

I hope so much it helps,

Michelle
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The next best thing to sleep is rest. If you can use this meditation to help you move into a state of rest, you are at least now moving in a good direction. So don't be discouraged if it doesn't put you right to sleep. Use it to put you to rest, and then see what happens.

I hope so much this helps,

Michelle
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If you Google what the top ten most successful people do on a daily basis, more than half say they meditate.

When our mind gets scattered, it's hard to be efficient and effective. Try this short practice to interrupt any overwhelm and refocus the mind.

Hope it helps!

Michelle
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