• How do you know when it is time to move and how to get the courage to do it?

    Moving to a new city can be terrifying. It’s scary to leave your comfort zone and move to a new city, where you don’t know anyone and don’t know your way around, however research shows that “householders who desire to move and who do move generally report greater residential satisfaction with their new residence than […]

  • How to Cope When Bad Things Happen to You

    We all have those days, weeks, months, or even years when we just feel like everything is going wrong, everything is a struggle, and the world is out to get you. When you finally find the strength to climb to the top of one mountain, you find an even bigger mountain to tackle or a […]

  • 5 Reasons You Should Spend Time Alone With Your Mate

      Reconnect The longer you are in a relationship, the easier it is to lose that spark. Planning time for you and your lover to be alone is extremely important in helping you to reconnect. Running errands or going grocery shopping together is not always enough to reignite the spark. It may be difficult if […]

  • Who Turns by Karen Maezen Miller

    Who turns this into that? Sound into noise? Aroma into odor? Taste into pleasure or disgust? Who turns yes into no? Grace into unkindness? Who turns the present into the past? Who turns the now into the not-now? As-it-is into as-it-should-be? Silence into boredom? Stillness into restlessness? The ordinary into the menial? Who turns pain […]

  • 6 Holistic Tips to Reduce Your Stress Right Now

    In order to truly get a handle on stress we need to look at it from a holistic approach, looking at all the pieces of the puzzle that make us whole. The six areas include physical space, physical body, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual.   Physical Space – De-Clutter and Organize Your Life   Take […]

  • Important By Helen M. Luke

    We hurry through the so-called boring things in order to attend to that which we deem more important, interesting. Perhaps the final freedom will be a recognition that everything in every moment is “essential” and that nothing at all is “important.   By Helen M. Luke   If you have any questions or comments, we […]

Welcome to Free Your Mind!

Free Your Mind is a resource that shares ideas on how we can all live more mindful, stress-free, positive, healthier, happier lives. We believe even the smallest of steps towards wellness and awareness count and should be celebrated. Together we can FREE OUR MINDS!

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters By Portia Nelson

I. I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes me forever to find a way out.   II. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend […]

Life is Right Now – Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn designed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in 1979 and created the Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is an amazingly inspiring speaker and writer on mindfulness. He explains mindfulness in a way that makes you really believe […]

5 Quotes to Remember About Your Thoughts

These 5 quotes remind us that our thoughts are extremely powerful and create our reality. Having a positive, good thought about yourself, your situation, your life….will lead to positive, good things, such as feeling happy and getting what you desire. However, the opposite is true as well. Having negative, bad thoughts lead us to feeling […]

Love After Love By Derek Walcott

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the […]

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