Tag Mindfulness

Tag Mindfulness

A Witness to Love

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“Invite your whole heart into your relationships. Love heals lives beyond measure.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

There are many different kinds of relationships; some last a season, others seemingly momentary, and other relationships last a lifetime. When you are in love, feel deep love for your child, and love your family and friends- each experiential feeling differs. They differ because each relationship comes with it distinct and unique purposes, boundaries, and roles. In another real sense, the experience of loving, accepting, forgiving and lovingly connecting with another person- also allowing them to love you is a kind of “shared magic”.

In my private practice, I see a variety of clients and speak to large groups about conscious parenting, personal empowerment and mindfulness. One of the common denominators in my work is to educate, encourage, and inspire the very best in everyone I come in contact with. In my personal life, I also practice what I teach as I strengthen my practice of: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience.

I recommend that you can improve your life one moment-at-a-time (without judgment or resistance) by becoming a witness to love in your life. Always be sure to learn to love yourself and do it well. Your relationship with yourself and your self-worth stays with you over your lifetime and is worth nurturing.

Look for the moments you experience love and welcome a loving attitude or exchange and when you are unloving or resistant. Look for the love or lack of love you give to yourself. Realize that all healthy forms of love improve your relationships, even if it means a healthy ending.

Tips to Grow the Healing Power of Love in Your Life:

  1. In your daily life, learn and practice: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience.
  2. Tune into your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Notice where love exists and where love needs to be developed.
  3. Observe your words and actions to see when you are reflecting loving thoughts and attitudes and when you are not.
  4. Be open to learning how to increase love in your life, for yourself and your relationships.
  5. Appreciate all forms of human interaction with curiosity and insight, attentive to lifetime learning opportunities.
  6. Forgive others for not meeting your needs or expectations and give yourself what you need.
  7. Practice Gratitude on a daily, regular basis to keep the vibration of ease, joy, and abundance alive.
  8. Set clear limits, and if need be, release unloving thoughts, practices, and unloving relationships as a form of Self-Care.
  9. Ask for what you need to feel loved in your close relationships.
  10. Love yourself like you would a dear friend.

Reach out to me if you, your family, organization, or conference need my support. I am here to help. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

#Consciousness #Mindfulness #Empowerment #WorkLifeBalance #SelfLove #SelfAwareness #SelfCare #AwardWinningAuthor #Therapist #Anxiety #Depression #Mental Health #Productivity #Teamwork #ConsciousParenting

www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com,

Mindfulness in a Mindless World Keynote Speech

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“The practice of mindfulness coupled with self-compassion builds your resilience. You overcome stress and are more empowered.” Nina Sidell

Mindfulness is at the heart of effective coping and strategizing at home and at work. By increasing awareness and discovering neutrality, you develop greater self-compassion and resilience. I will be speaking at the Texas Librarians Association Fall Conference discussing this phenomenal and effective practice.

Practice Mindfulness

  • Awareness of Momentary Focus- “I am aware…”
  • Handle Feelings with Self-Compassion- “The only way out is through.”
  • 5- Minute Breathwork Builds Resiliency- “My breath keeps me calm.”

Some Types of Mindfulness:

  • Conscious, Intentional Thinking
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindful Breathing
  • Mindful Eating
  • Body Scan and Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Health Benefits of Mindfulness: Practicing Mindfulness if Good for Your Health!

  • Self-Regulation (thoughts, emotions, actions) (respond vs. react)
  • Reduce Anxiety and Depression
  • Improved Sleep
  • Manage Stress
  • Improve Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
  • Better Eating Habits

You are Mindful when you are present in the moment, open to information and insight.

You are Self-Compassionate when you are kind and loving toward yourself no matter what.

You are Resilient when you thrive beyond difficulties or challenges, and learn to rise above.

 

Reach out to me if I can be of support to you, your family, company or organization. I am here to help~

Live Inspired! ® Nina~ www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

#Mindfulness, #IntentionalThinking #IntentionalBreathing #Breathwork #ConsciousBreathing #ConsciousLiving #Stress #Depression #Anxiety #Meditation #SelfRegulation #SelfCompassion #Resilience #KeynoteSpeaker #LibrariansConference

 

Choose Freedom!

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“When you trust and honor yourself, heal your wounds with self-compassion and mindfulness, you choose freedom.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

I for one, consciously choose my freedom and strength by directing myself and my life, my way. I enjoy the process of being a lifetime learner as I evolve, confidently honoring and empowering myself as life unfolds. I support my children, family, friends, clients, audiences, and readers to work on their personal development and empowerment as an extension of my interest in personal growth and development. I welcome feedback to enhance my personal and professional growth and development. I choose freedom to charter my own ship, not waiting or asking for validation or permission from others. I accept and support everyone to find their own unique way, including myself.

How do you live your life, moment-by-moment and over time?

Sometimes we are raised to distrust ourselves and question our instincts, needs or feelings. In many families, the message can be that action follows feedback, permission or validation from outside sources. Life then changes from the potentiality of liberating choices, but a list of to-do’s that feel like entrapment without meaning.                                                                                       .

Choose Wisely:

  • Remember that you are in charge of your life, essentially you design your life and sense of personal freedom.
  • Your powers of observation, self-awareness, and your willingness to do your work make all the difference.
  • See your life choices as individual to you; do not wait for others or compare yourself to others. Folks grow at their own pace.
  • Explore what personal freedom means to you and look at ways to create or expand upon it in your life.
  • Seek out help and support if you need to explore your patterns or want to make better choices in your life and get stuck alone.
  • Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand to live a life of balance.
  • Choosing personal freedom improves and enriches your life in big and little ways.
  • Other people may not align with your path of development and personal empowerment.
  • Let go of choices that are misguided, hurt yourself or others.
  • Always consider what do you have to gain and give up in your choices.

Add to this list and see what you come up with that defines and helps you to create an empowered life. I am here to help if you want to work with me in therapy or life coaching. Choose wisely how you want to live your personal and professional life experience. You really do have a choice.

Live Inspired! ®

Inspiring Insights for Well-Being.

Nina~ www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

#Freedom #Choice #Development #PersonalEmpowerment #PersonalFreedom #Mindfulness #Awareness #Therapy #LifeCoaching #Psychotherapy

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s Listening?

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” Feeling truly heard by another person is deeply satisfying, necessary, and sometimes feels like a treat more than a regular occurrence.” Nina K. Sidell, “Parenting for Life”

Do you feel heard when you talk and share with others? Are you a good listener? How often do you feel truly listened to with your friends, family and colleagues? What acknowledgements are demonstrated to you when you feel that you are being heard? After all, communication is designed for both people in a discourse to feel seen, heard, and understood as a basic psychological human need. When we forget that everyone has something to say, we are more present and truly hearing both sides. Listening well and feeling heard assist in resolving conflict and bring people together. Even if those ‘agree to disagree’, or have no consensus, there is always room for a healthy discussion.

Here are some Active Listening Tips to practice and ask of others:

The Listener:

  1. Relax enough to be available to hear someone else and respect their point of view.
  2. Be present when listening by putting own agenda and reactions aside.
  3. Take turns to confirm what was said.
  4. Ask if what you heard is what the speaker said (versus interpretation).
  5. The listener responds to what the speaker says instead of sharing, comparing, or reacting.
  6. The listener talks after the speaker does in a shared dialogue.
  7. Respond rather than react.
  8. Thank the speaker for sharing.

The Speaker:

  1.  Set aside a good time to talk for both parties where there are no distractions.
  2. Be clear and direct and stay on topic.
  3. Make “I” Statements when expressing feelings or opinions to make the sent message easier to digest.
  4. The purpose of sharing is for the speaker is to be heard clearly.
  5. Blame, shame, name-calling, yelling and insults are not permitted when sharing.
  6. Learn how to self-correct in the moment if need be.
  7. Know that the goal is to be heard and not necessarily to be agreed with.
  8. Thank the listener for listening.

It is never too late to communicate well and to improve your skills and relationships. If I can be of help, please reach out to me whether you are struggling with personal empowerment or relationship issues at home or at work. Email me at: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com. I am here to help. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

#listening #sharing #communication #relationships #conflictresolution #activelistening #parenting #consciousparenting #mindfulness #accountability #respect #personalempowerment #empowerment #development #leadership #worklifebalance

Manifest True Love for Your Heart

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When was the last time that you felt deeply loved? Do you give to yourself in a way that demonstrates love and honor for who you are, how you feel, and what you need? Do you want to attract and manifest a partner, soul mate or companion where true love is present and abundant? The way you love yourself inwardly is directly related to the outer manifestation of love.

You attract, accept and tolerate what you think you deserve. There may be conscious or subconscious roots behind how you treat yourself, what you think you deserve; and both reflect your self-worth. You take care of yourself and hurt yourself, get involved in loving and difficult relationships, or avoid romantic relationships all together. How can you manifest your heart’s desires? Continue Reading…