karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day-I've-stopped-counting (the intention is there and I'm just going to keep going with the hashtag). How I needed my meditation today. How I needed to just sit in peace without feeling like I needed to get something done or fulfill expectations whether mine or another's. What I wish I had done was stop drop and meditate in the middle of the day, but I'm grateful for taking the time before dinner. #RescueRemedy came to the, well, rescue, in the morning instead. My acupuncturist recommended this to me to help bring calmness and stress relief those moments when any sense of control feels unattainable. It consists of flower essences that magically let my body let go of stress. Perhaps it's a placebo, but I notice an enormous difference when I take it. I'm such a sensitive being so this works wonders for me when I feel stress has taken over my body. I don't abuse it though and those moments of mindfulness that I'm teaching myself to embrace throughout the day are also a complementary antidote. #mindfulness #mindfulnessin2015 #mindbodyconnection #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessmeditation #bachrescuerelief #stress #stressrelief #floweressences #totherescue #nature #naturetotherescue #naturewins #natureworks #allnatural 1d

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day 46. Whenever I feel like I've fallen behind or perhaps I'm realizing my dreams too late I think about how the universe has a plan. It's holding me, supporting me. Everything has it's course. Everything has it's time. And my path is as unique and true as that of any star in the galaxy. #mindfulness #mindful #mindfulnessin2015 #befree #bepresent #letitgo #acceptance 3d

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karolinamaria Goodnight ️ (Not our child but she's so cute we really wanted to take her home with us!) @arangoldstein Holding a child's hand - and even more so when they want to hold yours - is one of life's precious gifts. #yearofmindfulness #winterinboston #mindfulness #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessin2015 #children bostonsciencemuseum 4d

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karolinamaria Three brothers and a baby at the Science Museum. @arangoldstein @kdgoldstein 6d

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day44. Breathing in, I calm my body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, know this is the only moment.' - Thich Naht Hanh #livinginthepresent #mindful #mindfulness #ThichNhatHanh #quote #meditation #meditationisajourney #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessmeditation 1w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day43. HAPPY new moon day . A day of beginnings. New intentions. Isn't it brilliant that the universe offers us an opportunity to reset and continue growing? It's like a little gift we get every month. My intention this cycle is to overcome my fear of starting things I'm afraid to because I'm scared I won't succeed or I won't be satisfied with the outcome. It's so silly, I know, and I can be fearless when it comes to certain things, but when it's something I'm dwelling on and overthinking I do everything in my power not to pursue it. Going to work on changing that. .... I also sat quietly this evening for 10 minutes. It was pure relaxation. #meditation #newmooncycle #mindfulness #mindful #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnesseveryday 1w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day42. I have to say it's been difficult to meditate of late. I've been enjoying taking a little break and sitting during the day, but when I have to go into work it's nearly impossible to find the time let alone the space. If I tried a little harder (and perhaps this would be an easier feat if my schedule were more consistent - but isn't life always full of challenges and obstacles to overcome?) perhaps I would find the time, yet unless you have an office or are willing to lock yourself up in a bathroom or if you're lucky to even have one, a wellness room, finding a space to meditate is unfortunately quite difficult. I dream of a day when every workplace provides a space for employees to take a breather. We all sometimes need to walk away from our desks and organize our thoughts and simply settle our minds. Meditation can provide that often needed solace, we just need space to create the opportunity. Today I took a few moments on the shuttle to work.. No phone, no IG, no emails, no text messages, just my breath. And above is a smoothie I've been making the past week - homemade kefir (the best health food you can make at home!! ask me if you want details), parsley, baby kale, spirulina, frozen berries, coconut oil, and a drop of honey. Healthful, filling and delicious! #foodforlife #iwantofeelgoodalways #mindful #meditation #mindfulnessatwork #mindfulness #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining 1w

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karolinamaria Señor café de Colombia saving our spot! This is what we have to resort to when there's over two feet of snow on the ground and there's very little parking. #winterinboston #gettingaworkout 2w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day41. Today's #loveintoxicationchallenge meditation was about remembering a moment of our deepest strongest love. Really feeling that love, making it stronger and stronger and then bathing all beings, the entire universe in it. Beautiful. I'm such an emotional soul and when I have a chance to feel something as powerful as love and really dwell on it I feel it physically. It's amazing the power our minds have over our bodies! #lovemeditation #love #mindbodyconnection #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnesseveryday #monthoflove 2w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day40. I love my colleagues. Working for and with supportive and positive people is incredibly motivating. With all the work I had today I thought I was going to come home exhausted and drained, instead I was happy, energized and at peace. Doesn't always happen this way. But today all the elements were in place and I felt like people had my back and I was appreciated. Communication of gratitude and appreciation can go such a long way in not only making someone's day but uplifting them. It's a small gesture that has immense impact on our well-being. No time for meditation today, but I'm about to close my eyes and let my breath lull me to sleep. #meaningfulwork #meditationisajourney #mindfulness #mindfulnessatwork #mindful #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #teamwork #gratitude #gratitudeatwork 2w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day39. Today we connected to universal love. On the inhale we took in any resistance or armor against that love and on the exhale we allowed ourselves to release all of that and bathe in universal love. This was actually my second meditation today. My first I did right before I would typically lie down for my savasana. My body just craved it. I was already in lotus doing my ashtanga finishing sequence so I just closed my eyes and went for it. Counted breaths for about 10 minutes. The second time around it was hard to connect to that universal love throughout the entire meditation, but I felt it for short moments .. A lightness and a release over came me for those very brief breaths. Even for just a short moment, it's all worth it. #ashtanga #love #heartchakra #mindfulness #mindful #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessmeditation #meditation #meditationisajourney #scenesofboston #sledding #winterinboston #winterwonderland 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day38. Do you see a heart in the above image? Today as part of the #loveintoxicationchallenge we counted our blessings and allowed ourselves to feel really truly grateful for them. So many blessings in our lives. Always. We just have to take a moment to direct our consciousness toward them. #blessings #meditation #meditationisajourney #heartchakra #grateful #gratitude #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessmeditation 3w

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karolinamaria Happy engagement anniversary to my favorite chef @arangoldstein 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day37. This is the scenery around these parts of late. While it makes finding parking an almost impossible task and the work commute a utter nightmare, the beauty of all this snow is undeniable. It's a winter wonderland and somehow what makes winter in New England bearable. Otherwise it's just dark, grey and cold. This is what I was thinking on my walk outside today as I wandered down partially plowed sidewalks with mounds of snow on each side. All that was missing was someone to have a snowball fight with #snow #winterwonderland #winterinboston #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulnesstraining #meditation 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day36. "Everything is held in love." What a beautiful meditation today as part of the #loveintoxicationchallenge . I could have basked in it for hours. Mmmmm. #everythingisheldinlove #lovemeditation #love #mindful #mantra #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessmeditation 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day35. Today's #loveintoxicationchallenge meditation was centered around whatever our hearts ache for.. To feel it, and then to imagine being in the arms of grace because whatever we ache for exists. It's within us. We can manifest it. Too often though our minds get in the way. I've been feeling tired lately so I began to dose towards the end of my meditation, but I loved those moments where I felt my heart fill with light and delight. It was incredible. This is why I keep coming back to meditation. Sweet dreams. 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day34. Goodnight my friends. I am about to close my eyes and just breath. It was a long day. I'm grateful for just the simple ability to lay down in a comfy bed and allow myself to be. Nothing else. Ahhhh the bliss. And this photo is what came of my attempt to photograph the moon's reflection in a dark room. Pure darkness. I'm sure there's a speck of light in there somewhere. 🌝 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day33. Talk about a heart opening! I took my #yogatuneup balls to the chest today. I rolled them around right on my pectorals going as close to the sternum as possible and back. It felt amazing and still does.. It felt like I got into tiny little crevices that haven't gotten any love in years! Our shoulders tend to slouch especially if we sit at a desk all day and especially in the winter. This was also an amazing way to bring attention to the heart area for my meditation. It warmed that area right up and it was wonderful to think about building fire in the heart - the focus of today's #loveintoxicationchallenge meditation. 4w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness day32. When the weather is cold and frightful, I find warmth and love within me. Today's #loveintoxicationchallenge was about bringing attention to the heart. Feeling the heart. Dissolving the breath into the heart. Dissolving the mind into the heart. It's harder to do than I thought, but I have a whole lifetime of practice ahead of me 4w

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