Our lives are filled with busy days of work, family and taking care of others.  We work hard to make it to the end of the day with a sense of who we are. All that you have has been given during the day and still there is more to be done when you get home.

How can this be a happy life?

The rewards we receive for what we do are  a welcome light in our life.

Yet we still ache for more fulfillment, more joy and more of a sense of being ourselves.

We are contributors in our work and family life.

We want to feel like we make a difference.

Yet, there are many factors that go into having us feel a certain way about our daily experience.

Some of you might be asking, “How can I be happier in my job or at home?”

In our fast paced world we are missing a sense of fulfillment.

I think we can be happier, if we learn and use some skills of mindfulness meditation.

I have found through a practice of regular morning meditation that I have a greater sense of calmness in the face of stress.

When things go wonky as they seem to do, we can have a steadier hand, a clearer mind and an open heart to take care of ourselves in the moment.

Here are a few of the ideas I use for my mindful practice.

First, I do my practice at the same time every morning. This establishes a habit.

Second, I check in with myself during the day to see how aware I am of how I feel about what is gong on. I find a good time to do that is when I am driving. I check to see how I am feeling in the moment.

Third, I remember that if I don’t take care of myself, no one will. It is a self developed rule that I make sure to take care of myself.

Fourth, I allow my heart to speak. If there is a decision to make I let it seep in and I let my intuitive heart give me an idea of the course to take.

What I have learned about being happy and using mindful meditation is that it is a practice.

If I do not practice all the time I can easily fall back into old habits that are not good for me.

You owe it to yourself to give it a try. After one month check to see how you feel.

This is who you are