Cindy Hoard

Inspirational Author and Psychologist

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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...

Practice Breathing Deep

Practice Breathing Deep

Practice Staying Present in the Moment Staying Present in the Moment is a never-ending journey that becomes more automatic over time. Deep breathing is vital to the process and mindfulness helps us understand how this can contribute to our overall well-being. A common...

Self-Care During the Season of Giving

Self-Care During the Season of Giving

Don’t Forget Self-Care Hopefully you are making headway with all of the shopping and holiday preparations, which means giving has definitely been on your mind. So here is that reminder that in the midst of all of this you need to ask, “How am I taking care of Myself?”...

Giving – What Do You Have to Give to Others?

Giving – What Do You Have to Give to Others?

During the holiday season, giving gifts is often uppermost in our minds. But what if you don’t have the money to give material gifts? There are endless options of ways to “give” to others. Ultimately it is the thought that makes a difference even more so than an...

Extending Gratitude and Thankfulness

Extending Gratitude and Thankfulness

As we emerge from November into December, may our focus on gratitude and thankfulness continue to expand. Regardless of your religious beliefs and practices, there are common themes across traditions for December. There has been a mingling together of practices that...