The Mindful Enthusiast: The struggle to stay motivated in the face of opposition, boredom, or confusion (or all of the above)

I am currently in a bit of a slump (or series of slumps).  My reading list is pretty short.  I haven’t felt creative or inspired to write.  Things are feeling pretty stagnant.  Motivation can feel elusive once there’s been in drop in productivity and focus.  How can we cultivate that feeling of being in the zone, when we’re so far out of it?

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The Mindful Enthusiast: Gratitude’s role in general well-being and health


This time of year is all about togetherness and connection.  Sometimes this emphasis can bring stress, anxiety, or additional responsibilities (or all of the above).  I want to honor everyone’s experience – I believe the winter months can be a challenging time for many, regardless of holiday traditions.  But in this post I’m going to focus on gratitude – something that is often the theme of Thanksgiving celebrations and other winter holidays.    Continue reading