Try a “Microhit” of Mindfulness

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How much mindfulness meditation is “enough?”

As part of the 200-hour meditation leader training I recently completed with Sage Institute for Creativity and Consciousness, I researched brief periods of mindfulness to find an answer.


World Bipolar Day

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Award-winning author Nita Sweeney and Scarlet the #ninetyninepercentgooddog


You might not be able to escape, but you can meditate

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An ancient meditation practice helped me love my neighbors despite our political differences (and their political signs)

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A primer for the new author

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Nita Sweeney with reader at book signing.

Nothing illegal.

Seriously. I cannot think of one single legal thing you should not do when you hold that very first brand spanking new copy of your very first, brand spanking new book in your shaky hands.

Stare at it!

That name on the cover? THAT’S YOU!!! I…


Meditation benefits creative thinking and improves focus

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How Running for Charity Helped My Mental Health


Tiny Steps I Took When Silence in the Face of Racism and Privilege (especially my own) was No Longer an Option

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How re-framing ‘I’m sorry’ changed the way I think about myself

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Thank you for your patience

A friend recently posted an Ashley Stahl meme with alternatives to “I’m Sorry.”

Nita Sweeney

Award-winning author of Depression Hates a Moving Target and You Should Be Writing. Publishes Write Now Columbus. Meditates and runs. https://nitasweeney.com

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