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Erick is sick. A little headache...

Posted Aug 26 2008 12:30pm

Erick is sick. A little headache and a cough.

I am sicker. I have a stuffy nose and a little cough.

Clara is sickest. She has a croupy cough, a fever and bronchitis. This poor kid can’t catch a break I tell you.

Fortunately for everyone involved, Mommy (that’s me) is on day four of not eating sugar, so I am feeling particularly calm and patient and loving and unnaturally okay with my lack of sleep. I am very much here today. And it feels really good, sickness and all….

Today, I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes on mindfulness:

“Fundamentally mindfulness is a simple concept. Its power lies in its practice and its applications. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of present-moment reality. It wakes us up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments. If we are not fully present for many of those moments, we may not only miss what is most valuable in our lives but also fail to realize the richness and the depth of our possibilities for growth, and transformation.”

— Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. p.4

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