Hey! I know you landed on this page because you want to more fully connect to peace.
Committing to 30 days of mindfulness can have a profoundly positive impact on an individual’s life. There is more than one way to practice mindfulness, but the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by deliberately paying attention to this precious present moment and establishing moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens, without judgement.
According to Jon Kabbat-Zinn who did much of the early research on the effectiveness of mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, there are seven key attitudes of mindfulness which include:
Be an impartial witness to your own experience. Become aware of the constant stream of judging and reacting to inner and outer experience.
Here are three major ways that committing to a 30-day mindfulness practice can make people better humans in this fast-paced, high-stress world.
1. Improved Mental Health
One of the most significant benefits of mindfulness practice is its impact on mental health.
Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. By practicing mindfulness, people can learn to control their thoughts and emotions, reducing negative feelings and increasing positive emotions. As Deepak Chopra said, “Mindfulness meditation is not a fad or a hobby. It’s a science-backed tool for cultivating calm and clarity in your life.”
2. Increased Self-Awareness
This can help them make better decisions, improve their relationships, and live more authentically. Davidji, a mindfulness teacher, said, "Mindfulness is about being in the present moment, connecting with your inner self, and cultivating a sense of peace and harmony within yourself."
3. Greater Compassion and Empathy
Committing to a 30-day mindfulness practice will have a profound impact on your life. By improving your mental health, increasing self-awareness, and developing greater compassion and empathy, you will become a better human in this fast-paced, high-stress world.
As Deepak Chopra said, “Mindfulness is a way of being, a way of living, and a way of experiencing the world that leads to greater peace, happiness, and fulfillment.” And don’t you crave peace, happiness, and fulfillment? I know I did when I began my own mindfulness journey.
Cost: Absolutely FREE!
Not really knowing what to do, I started my wellness and healing journey by spending a lot of time in nature, signing up for things such as a mindfulness class, tai chi, yoga, equine therapy, talk therapy, and listening to a ton of self-help books. I became certified as an equine therapist and as a mindfulness-meditation teacher. I was also accepted into a master’s degree program at my local university in clinical mental health counseling. I wanted to not only heal but help others who found themselves in an existential crisis after multiple traumas and living in stress
response. I started Thrive Farm to create a healing space for my people and offer mindfulness, coaching, equine therapy, breakthrough weekends, and healing retreats.
I am still working on my second master’s degree in counseling, and I am a 20-year veteran public school teacher. My experiences and personal trauma, along with my education and intentions, have led me to my passion and purpose of helping people like you heal and recover through research-based techniques that cultivate homeostasis, peace, and joy in those I serve.