karolinamaria Is it possible that complete surrender may actually bring me some stillness? Even amidst the fury that seems to be my life right now? I'm a Scorpio. I feel everything. I also have a strong desire for control. Fortunately, I don't always have to be in the drivers seat. Sometimes it's okay to just let the universe take the wheel because while unknown, I will arrive at my destination, whatever it is. I'm trying to remind myself that examining, analyzing, hammering at every little imperfection is futile. Instead trying to maintain trust in the fact that that all is as it should be. #surrenderandalliscoming #meditation #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulnessin2015 #mindful #stillness 16h

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karolinamaria Yes, please. 4d

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karolinamaria @arangoldstein in his element. Always. 4d

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness ...Ever wake up from a nap and feel you just opened your eyes to a new life? A new chapter? Maybe I should take more of these on weekends because it seems all I needed was to close my eyes for one hour to feel like a brand new person on the other side. The past, no matter how immediate is passed and the future shines brightly as I revel in the present. I will say that I tried to meditate for 20 mins right before as well, which may have helped matters. I say 'I tried' because my head kept on bobbing - my body telling me it needs to rest. ;) Here's to taking ultimately refreshing naps! #meditation #mindfulness #mindfulnessisajourney #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfuleveryday #naptime #middaybliss #mindfulnesstraining 1w
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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness today midday I just needed to be upside-down so I played around with handstand and forearm stand. Part of developing a mindfulness practice means knowing what you need at any given point of the day. If feeling off balance - tense, over-excited, sad, angry, stressed, etc. - it's a simple matter of being able to tune-in and rebalance. Overtime you build your toolbox and the tuning-in becomes second nature and the rebalancing, if needed, becomes more frequent. I've been noticing a change ever since I started this journey at the beginning of the year. Here's to progress... And monkeying around! #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulnessatwork #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnesstraining 3w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness Lesson #354: if you're tired and attempt to meditate, you'll end up falling asleep while sitting. 😴 All too often I leave meditation to the end of the day.. After I've exercised my brain and often my body (let's face it stress, tension, excitement are manifested in the physical body as much as they are in the emotional body) in all kinds of ways, when I finally give myself permission to slow down, my mind will take the opportunity to REALLY let go, and fall asleep. Perhaps seasoned meditators have conquered this seeming inevitability, but I'm not quite there yet. My midday breezy stroll that hinted of Spring being just around the corner was exactly what I needed during the day though. #mindful #meditation #mindfulness #mindfulnessatwork #actingonimpulses #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessmeditation #timetomeditate #present 3w

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karolinamaria Can anyone guess where I took this pic? @dbuxton80 don't say it! ;) ....the photo has nothing to do with what I'm about to say... I had a couple opportunities to meditate today. From where I sit, I look into an indoor courtyard. Sometime before noon, I saw a woman sitting with earphones in and eyes closed for about a half hour. I can only imagine she was meditating. I thought to myself I should go do that later too. But when later came along I thought... It's not private enough...I should probably just continue working... What if someone I work with sees me? Yea WHAT IF?!? . I can so easily talk myself out of ANYTHING. I shouldn't have allowed myself to think about it. I should have acted immediately on my impulse and taken myself right out of my comfort zone... After all when I do I love it!! That's why tomorrow, I'm not going to let myself wonder 'what if'... I'm going to let it happen. #yearofmindfulness #mindfulness #mindful #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnessatwork #mindfulnesstraining #meditation #meditationisajourney 3w

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karolinamaria There's no rule that muffins need to be perfectly round right?! #oddlyshapedmuffins #oldwarsawkitchen #muffins #bakingshenanigans #bakingbykaroline 4w

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karolinamaria The husband's away and I have a Friday night all to myself @arangoldstein #bakingshenanigans #playinginthekitchen #wifeofachef #alwaysinspired #ilovefood 4w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness ... Change is good. It's so good. It always refreshes my perspective. Helps me break through the boundaries I create. Almost always change in one area brings an often much needed readjustment in other parts of my life. Without it we are frozen in time. Grateful for change today. #mindful #meditation #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnesstraining #change #bringonchange #changeisgood 4w

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karolinamaria It's been almost 10 years since my hair has been above my shoulders and it feels AMAZING. Thank you @hairbyashalina with @repostapp.
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Sometimes you jus have to be a grownup & do grownup things- This lovely @karolinamaria with her new #bob #lob whatever u prefer to call it. Such a difference between the #before & #after #haircut #blowout #healthy #fitlife #yogainstructor #yogi #hairstylist #boston #cambridge #somerville 4w

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karolinamaria #yearofmindfulness ...unless you're fully committed to something and you wholeheartedly want it it's easy for life to sneak in and get in the way. I haven't posted in several days.. I've meditated a couple times but not everyday. But as I do when I'm sitting, when I notice I've gotten distracted I come back to my breath. I come back to equilibrium. It's nearly impossible to have a perfect routine in our busy, overcommitted lives, but noticing when the external influences have led us away from our inner peace, our priority for self-care, we take a moment to honor that commitment and come back to it. Whether for 5 minutes or 10 days (sometimes you need that vacation to fully re-balance right?! ) Today I meditated 3 times. Once in the morning for 20 minutes, sitting; once mid-afternoon, lying down on my mat as if in #savasana; and once for 5 minutes an hour or so before I stopped working. My body and mind were calling for #peace today. And so I reached for it in the best way I know how. #whentheresawilltheresaway #meditation #meditationisajourney #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulnessatwork #mindfulnessin2015 #mindfulnesseveryday #mindfulnessmeditation #worklifebalance #benefitsofworkingfromhome #iwillwhatiwant 4w

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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 1mon

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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 1mon

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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 1mon

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karolinamaria Three brothers and a baby at the Science Museum. @arangoldstein @kdgoldstein 1mon

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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 1mon

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