Lessons learned at a weekend wellness retreat in Mineral Wells, Texas
I sat in the therapist’s office, sobbing – huge tears spilled over like a cup overfilled with emotion. And overfilled I was, yet I had no idea “what” I was actually feeling.
“Why are you crying,” the therapist asked.
“I don’t know,” I replied.
The therapist had told me that I stuffed my emotions, and this outburst was a key turning point in my awareness of it. Since then, mindfulness has been on my mind. As the creator and publisher of Evolving Magazine for over 20 years, you’d think I’d have the whole mindfulness concept figured out. I’ve had partners comment that I’m incredibly self-aware. So when did this disconnect occur?
I began to practice conscious mindfulness: What I eat and drink, how I move, and what I feel.
Read the story at Evolving Magazine.
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Evolving Magazine publisher and travel writer, Jill Dutton, caught the train travel bug when she spent three months in Europe with a Eurail pass. Now, she enjoys traveling–and writing about–the U.S. and Canada by rail.
Jill has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years. She is the author of, The Joyous Journey: Living Life on Purpose, with Purpose. In January 2015, Jill departed on the first of several trips traveling the United States writing feature articles, blog posts, and an eventual series of books on train travel. Follow Jill on her travel blog at www.USAbyRail.blog.
Jill Dutton has created three publications over the past 21 years. She published Evolving Woman magazine from 1994-2000, then started Evolving magazine in 2009 and Eating Well in Kansas City in 2010. Read Evolving Magazine at www.EvolvingMagazine.com.
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