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Is Being Mindful and Relaxed the Same Thing?

The short answer is "no". Simply put, being mindful is being aware, and being relaxed is to be free of tension.

Many of us want to bring spirituality into our lives but don't know where to begin. Or we think we have to sit still in silent meditation for an hour each day in order to be "spiritual." 

Self compassion is a value that provides a great foundation for emotional wellness, self-love, and kindness without suffering or self-criticism. Yet so many clients struggle with feeling unworthy and are plagued with feelings of guilt, shame, doubt,fear and stress.

I often coach people who are totally oriented to achievement. "Where is the joy or fun in your life?" I ask. "It feels good to accomplish", they say. Of course, it does; everyone would agree. The trouble is if you get stressed and out of balance in the process of accomplishing something. Worse yet? Burnt out. 

If you could flip a switch to get to the state of health you want – would you do it? This sounds simple doesn't it, and it actually works. It`s simply a matter of wanting something new and creating new habits. What's complicated is when people want something new but also want to keep the old habits at the same time.

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