Cindy Hoard

Inspirational Author and Psychologist

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Missing Mindfulness?

Missing Mindfulness?

It is so easy to try to drop our awareness into the present moment, especially by focusing on the information coming in through our senses with our breath. Take a few moments and breathe into awareness of your senses in the present moment. This is a very basic...

Regular Self-Check-Ins

Regular Self-Check-Ins

Self-assessment is a constant reflection that helps my awareness of what I am experiencing and what I may need personally in each moment. Some specific benefits of self-check in For me, it is a combination of making sure I give myself credit for what I am dealing with...

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...