Cindy Hoard

Inspirational Author and Psychologist

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Being with Awareness Through Meditation

Being with Awareness Through Meditation

Oh my, so many terms that actually overlap and are based on the specific orientation of an individual’s philosophy and/or practice. Today I want to suggest that there are some basic ideas that are common across practices. Meditation There are many practices of...

Celebrate Spring and Make Time for Self-compassion

Celebrate Spring and Make Time for Self-compassion

The themes of renewal, rebirth, and blossoming all come to mind when I think of “Spring”. This year I propose that we each make time for stepping back from the craziness of life and claim time for ourselves. Make time for an opportunity to engage in self-compassion...

More Ways to Talk about Mindfulness

More Ways to Talk about Mindfulness

As we continue our journey of mindfulness breathing let’s familiarize ourselves with other ways it is described and talked about and browse some data driven evidence of the impact of mindfulness breathing practices. It ALL comes back to conscious, focused, breathing!...

Should I Be Doing or Being?

Should I Be Doing or Being?

We all have lots of things “to do”, but when we are constantly “doing” something, we are missing some very important opportunities. We can always find something to do and some of us find ourselves lost when we don’t have something to do. Think About This. . . . . ....

Nurturing Present Moment Awareness

Nurturing Present Moment Awareness

I am certain that being able to bring myself into the present moment awareness has made a significant difference in my life. As I note in my book, “I integrated ideas from various religious traditions, “New Age” exploration and practices imported from Eastern thought...

Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness Moments

Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness Moments

You can choose to literally spend a few moments daily to enrich your quality of life. Mindfulness has been around for a very long time! It is described across many categories with its origins in Zen Buddhism. BUT in present times, the focus of mindfulness is related...

Breathe Into Mindfulness

Breathe Into Mindfulness

This week let us try using our breathing to access and focus our Mindfulness. This is about present moment awareness, which does not require particular action. It is literally “being aware of” your body, emotions and your surroundings. You are also tuning into...

Who Are You Loving this Month?

Who Are You Loving this Month?

Valentine’s day has a long history of looking at love through romance, admiration and friendship. This year, I would like you to also consider personal self-love language. Research has demonstrated that when individuals love themselves from a position of self-care,...

What Is Our Body Telling Us?

What Is Our Body Telling Us?

Our Body Tells Us a Lot! I hope you are practicing your breathing to help stay aware in the present moment even if it is only once a day. That is a great place to start and the more you do it, the greater the benefits you will experience. Where In Your Body Do You...

What is Happening RIGHT NOW?

What is Happening RIGHT NOW?

Right now (aka Staying Present in the Moment) as we take each of our 3 slow deep breaths, listen to something you hear. Is what you hear inside of you or outside of you? Listening Our hearing is an amazing source of sensations coming in through our ears. It does not...