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  1. Hi Lori,

    Welcome to our Community! I am Rick in McKinney, TX, just North of Dallas, TX.

    So far, I seem to be the only one whose Font is Purple; growing up Catholic Purple at Church was a sign of Hope!

    Again, welcome; Congrats on the 100 Day Challenge...I've got a lot of catching up to do!:)

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  2. Hi John,

    Welcome aboard! We are glad to have you! i am Boston born & raised, though transplanted to Texas in 2014! (I miss my RI Shoreline walks)

    I have a Global Mindful Meditation Group on Facebook if you would like to join us; no pressure; despite our 252 Members, we sure could use some new blood in there; here is the Facebook's link:


    I have been working up to doing Mindful Meditations & just beginning to! I seem to have one big fan from India, so guess that's a Start! Here is the my our, (meaning my "Global Mindful Meditation Group). Let me know if I can do anything to help you here! Check out our Dashboard; we usually have a Zoom Q & A with Sean on Wednesdays, though I am sure he is off today! Here's is the Link to it:


    Welcome again! Namaste!

  3. For me,  my recent Book had to be A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness by Christiane Wolf & J. Greg Serpa, which I just finished. That I will forever referencing!

    Now I am onto "Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program" and their below Workbook. Not sure how to tackle those...nut sure whether they go relatively together, chapter by chapter? 

    I still have my Healthcare Mindful Summit to catch up on too; I have lots going with my Brother's recent hospital release and his Aftercare, (Non-Covid related)

    The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive
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  4. Yeah, I'm searching for the right one, that's not too expensive; hearing is everything for me...actually, I found the Perfect one yesterday...it resonates so beautifully!

    And I bought in McKinney, TX in a little shop off, what we call "The Square"!

    I was shooting there today! Various Festive activities going on in "The Square" today!




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  5. Ok, Gillian,

    My Post above I thought would be Edit-able and could not do, just saying.

    Anyway, is this the right area to land my background? I am in McKinney, TX; have a Social Work/Managment Consultant background and spent 11+ years in Healthcare up in Massachusetts. I moved to McKinney, TX in Dec. 2014 and live with my Partner/Significant Other, Isabel. I am also a Professional Photographer.

    I have a Coaching/Meditation Practice having No Clients as yet.

    Helping others is my Passion; let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

    I look forward with getting to know others here!


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  6. Hi Folks,

    Dont know if you are familiar with this Embodiment Conference that is going on now; Sean has has already presented there! Great Job, Sean! You only have 1 more day to sign up; sessions are available for 48 Hours for free; after that you pay fees! I just completed watching David Treleaven's class on: 

                                   The Truth About Mindfulness & Trauma>>>Which is/was Awesome!

    As Practitioners, we all need to be aware of the pitfalls of dealing with Trauma and Meditations and how to cultivate the Sensitivity about it and how to present options to these folks who suffer from PTSD especially, if they relive any of the previous Trauma!

    Sean already had David present to us! I had to see it a 2nd time in a different venue!

    Anyway,     here is the link & again, only 1 day to sign up for FREE!  


    It is worth it depending on your Focus!!! There is such a Wide open Focus of Disciplines!

    I say, Go for it!!



  7. Hey, Gillian, RE: Tech Issue/Question

    I don't know whether you can answer; if we are in the middle of a Post; actually I had a rather Brain-flourishing post, and lost it all, not because of this site, though my Wifi went flukey, without me realizing it, and I lost the whole post!

    My Question: Just as our "Drafted Emails" get saved, is there anyway if we were in the middle of a Post, is there a way those can be saved without losing them? Not reaching for the impossible, just reaching...:) Thanks.

  8. As I was watching the Video RE: The 7 Attitudes of Mindfulness with Jon Kabat Zinn & when he spoke of the Letting Go attitude, I was reminded of the Serenity Prayer from a Religious perspective:

    God, Grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. ( Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr). I am usually reminded, those "things" I can change 99.9% of the time, is my attitude! The "Wisdom" for me was usually failings from wanting that Control!

    Hence, the magic has been knowing the difference between Controlling a situation, yet, however, Managing a situation.

    (Sidebar, Gillian---the re-editing the Italics worked today).

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  9. Hi Everyone, I am Rick as my Profile states; I'm rather new, though, have started my Coaching Business this past year as I am dual Branding as a spin-off from my Professional Photography Business, @FinestFotos. I thought I had already done my Intro, but apparently not! I was fascinated with Meditation back in college back in the day; now, as a Senior citizen, it seems more vital now, though my Partner is not so convinced. Yet, it is what it is!


    I have been searching for several Months various Coaching programs, then Sean's program was recommended to me by a previous Teacher who I am affiliated within another Professional Association we belong to, so Sean's program appears to be the Best fit for me; Business is slow and the Pandemic makes it worse right now...

    I had one very brief client a few days, then she seemed to vanish into thin air, though wrote me an awesome Testimonial on Linkedin, then became in communicado! So here I am soaking all info as much as possible! 

    Early this morning like 12:40AM I was reading the The Clinician's Guide to Teaching To Mindfulness and was amazed about all the Research quoted in this Book, though on a private mission to prove how Mindfulness affects Learning in the Workplace to promote a New position in our Professional Organization, my Brain was flowing with arguments for....with all the known Research out there, I hardly cant understand why doubts exist...anyway, I am rambling...pausing to take a Mindful Pause....

    Anyway, hope to pursue similar conversations with others<<<Tech issue>>>I was trying to Undo my Italic here & would not work, Gillian & Sean. seemed to occur with this sentence only for whatever reason..

    Namaste and have an Awesome Weekend! (Same issue with Italics too


  10. Ahhh....Hi All!!! Glad I finally got connected to y'all!!!

    Photography is my Tease and a Challenge---the mere Mindful Focus keeps me centered when shooting! You can see some of my samples...

    The one thing about this Family Shot is that all three Folks were focused on different objects. Actually, Apple Corporate was below in the distance in Cupertino, CA.

    Someday I hope to colab. with a Painter to have one of my Photos in Paint!:)




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