How To Beat The Sunday Night Scaries

Does this ever happen to you?    It is Sunday. You’ve had a great weekend so far. Maybe you spent some time with family or you got outside in your garden or went on a hike. You are feeling relaxed and connected. Then it happens. (cue the theme from Jaws). The Sunday Scaries.    Sunday […]

Letting Go of Fixing

Guided audio practice from the 8/18/21 Connect In virtual community mindfulness practice.  Guide: Linda Snyder Opening song: Epiphany by Riopy Featured practice: It is in our nature to fix things, to problem solve. On days where we may have a problem, practicing mindful meditation may be challenging. Our minds’ natural tendency to wander and problem […]

Pause. Notice. Adjust. Navigating Transitions

Many of us are drawn to a good transformation story. A dramatic before and after shot can spur in us a bone deep knowing that life is cyclical and changes often. Often we are shown images of a caterpillar transforming into the butterfly to illustrate how change is natural. What we don’t often see is […]

Check In With Yourself (No Matter How Busy You Are)

It’s 2:00 in the afternoon. You haven’t had lunch yet, and you still have a mountain of things to check off your list before you can leave for the day. Now is the perfect time to pause and check in with yourself.    You might be thinking, “Is she crazy?”   It is ok if […]

A Mindful Guide to Asking for Help in the Workplace

Begin With Awareness Asking for help at work can be tough. In some workplace cultures, the culture and dynamics are not conducive to seeking out mentorship and support. Perhaps asking for help has not felt safe and required vulnerability. You might even hold a belief that it’s not okay to ask for help. Many of […]

Leaning Into Emotions With Mindfulness

To bring awareness to ones emotions mindfully

The past few months have been different. I am going to call it a time of mindful contemplation. I have been working at home, picking up groceries shopped by someone else, and connecting with very few people in person.  On the plus side, I started some new good habits. I start each day with quiet […]

How Mindfulness Can Help You Explore Your Perfectionism.

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Hello MBA Community,  This year at Mind Body Align we are embarking on an exploration into mindfulness and wholehearted living. We began the year by offering some tools for you to use in order to assess where you are at this moment. (see Annamarie’s wheel of wellbeing)  Our intention […]

The Unexamined Life

Many people talk about life as being in balance or, more commonly,  “out of balance”, and yet, I’m curious, how many of those same people have defined what balance is, or means, to them?  Have you? Are you happy, fulfilled, “living your best life?” Would you consider yourself successful, or “living a life of purpose?”  […]

Stripping Your Label: Going Beyond Stereotypes

When I was asked to do this blog my first thought was, I don’t want to strip my label. I don’t think labels are always bad.  I am a librarian, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a 29-year breast cancer survivor- all labels I am proud to have. Each one defines a part of my […]

You’re Already Living in Your Amazingness. Recognizing it is the Hard Part

I’ll admit it; this particular topic was difficult for me at this point in my life. You see, for the last several weeks I have felt more un-amazing than anything else. I dragged my feet on writing this knowing I’d have to fess up to the terrible way I’ve felt about myself recently. So… here […]