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September 10, 2012


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GORGEOUS instrument photos, m'dear.

You seem like such a marriage of Type A and "in the moment." I'm rather an anti-Type-A (in fact, a woman for whom I once nannied for a year later gave me a work reference that led with praise to the effect that I was the perfect antidote to her Type A tendencies), yet I feel such resonance with you...perhaps because you're so self aware and because I know we could give each other crap for our tendencies.

And we'd do it all on a long bike ride.

Jenn @ Juggling Life

You get me completely. I know exactly who I am; I completely own all aspects of my personality-even those that are not the most pleasant. Having a beer with you is on my bucket list!

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gary rith

OH!!!! Young dude on the slide = :)


Oh wow, I love this post! I would really like to hear more about the mindfulness homework. Might be something I need to do. I have to say, though, as a big list maker, that my kid has helped me be more in the moment. Another thing I've noticed about myself is my need for conversation. I think you share that trait with me! That is fine, but it does sometimes get in the way of being mindful of other things (the landscape, sounds, smells, surroundings, etc). I can recall vividly a moment of extreme mindfulness I had with a friend. We were at a camp, and while all the other campers were engrossed in a softball game, her and I snuck off into the woods to explore. By chance, we came upon the most amazing stream and waterfall, and we sat on a large rock next to each other for over an hour, not saying one word, but just taking in the beauty of nature. I'm not much of a spiritual person, but that is probably the closest I ever felt to God.

Busy Bee Suz

I LOVE this. Congrats to you for living in the moment....even if it was just for a few moments. LOL
Lovely photos Jenn!


I'm totally a Type B...but most of my friends are Type A...we need each other to balance things out :-)

great shots, I especially like the one of the hand on the neck of the instrument!

Smalltown Me

Fantastic moments!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen

I too would love to hear more about your mindfulness work and training. Love the mariachi photos!

Cassi Renee

I am not Type A, but I have a terrible time being in the moment. It's such a frustration for me --never truly relaxing because I'm always slightly worried about the next thing. For a long time, I didn't even realize I lived like that :-) At least now that I'm aware of it, I can sometime catch myself and force myself to be in the moment.

Karen (formerly kcinnova)

Mindfulness is something I "get" and even revel in (although a computer can distract me at any given time), to the point that my type-A husband gets horribly frustrated with my lack of awareness of the time that has slipped by during my mindful day. Obviously, I lean too far to one side here.
Your photos of the instruments are incredible. That guitar! And I've been to such work parties but they were unfortunately held indoors, in fancy dress, with no lovely escape options. I'm glad you found some to your liking. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin

Way to take a minute and pay attention!
What a fun party.

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