Category Archives: Mindfulness

Day 10 – What do you notice?

For those of you who know me, you’ve seen this photo before. I didn’t take this one; Mark did. This is a photo that was taken in July of 2011 of my granddaughter and me. I know all the things … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Starting to Change

One of the things I love about New England is the mixture of evergreens in with the deciduous trees, so even in the fall there is green mixed into the colors. I don’t remember this being the case in Minnesota… … Continue reading

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Day 8 – More from town

Last week when I took the photo of our little library, I also took this photo of the church that’s on the town common. Here’s what I notice (I’ll notice the easy stuff!): There’s a picnic table to the right … Continue reading

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Day 7 – A lot to notice!

I feel a little bit like I’m providing a Where’s Waldo book given how much there is to notice in this post! Paying attention and noticing things takes time… how much time depends on each person: what’s going on in … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Reflections

I notice that the water isn’t completely still because there are ripples in it. I notice that the really vibrant colors directly across the pond from me must be jutting out a bit because they’re casting a shadow further over … Continue reading

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Day 5 – What do you notice?

I’m posting a photo and would like to see what kinds of things YOU notice. Remember, if you click on the photo it will open it up into a new page. If you click on that photo it zooms in … Continue reading

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Day 4 – October Leaves

Today is Day 4 of my 30-Day Challenge in noticing. It’s raining outside so I am going to use one of the photos I took yesterday morning. I’m giving myself permission to be human to not have to go out … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Sunny Day, Blue Skies

I’m going to play a little game with our students and colleagues and ask them what do they notice in this photo before I tell them anything, much like the med students at the Frick Museum. Here are the five … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Noticing something old as if for the first time

Today I’m noticing something from 16 years ago as if for the first time. (This is legal, by the way! And since I’m being honest about it, does that mean I get extra points?!) In my clutter clearing that I’ve … Continue reading

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October 30-Day Challenge: Visual Mindfulness

As some of you know, I’m a TA for the current group of CiPP students (Certificate in Positive Psychology), and we’re taking turns writing about our own 30-Day Challenges to share with our students. What is a 30-Day Challenge? Maria … Continue reading

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