Mindfully Productive on Memorial Day Monday

Happy First Unofficial Day of Summer,

Or as the nation calls it Memorial Day. I’m taking a break from cleaning, organizing, moving, gardening, digging and just overall catching up on all the things I’ve put off over the last few weeks to say hello and wish you all a happy Monday.

Happy first unofficial day of summer

I cannot believe it is summer 2016 already. Every year it seems to sneak up on me overnight even when I seem to be waiting with bated breath.Hopefully, it is sunny and warm where you are. I can safely assume that summer is more or less here in Upstate NY as the last week and a half has seen our temperatures reach a hazy, humid, and balmy 85+ degrees.

The last couple of weeks have been such a whirlwind of activity for me and I expect the summer to be equally insane. Between the Rochester Gluten Free Health & Wellness Expo, preparing and remodeling 540WMain, holding an Open House at 540WMain, to remodeling  my home/office space,  my to do list has become never ending. It truly is more than enough to overwhelm myself to the point of a shut down. However, I’m a different person than I used to be. Now I take it all in stride 95% of the time.

Today, I promised myself I would be mindfully productive and get up 7AM. My circadian clock had a different plan and I woke up after 11 AM. Instead of becoming disappointed I took this to mean that my body needed a good rest after so many weeks of running and working. I took the late wake up in stride , made myself pancakes (Enjoylife) and quietly ate while meditating on my day and week. During breakfast I vowed to be mindfully productive all week.

A little work, a little rest, work again, then rest. Dabbling in this and that but being aware of the beauty of nature, the warmth of the sun, the blue of the sky, and the cool breeze. I hope you do the same.

Enjoy the sun. Enjoy your family. Enjoy peace. Enjoy Rest.  Work if you need to but stay in tune with each moment and day. Stay calm, stay cool, be mindfully productive.

Stay calm, stay cool, be mindfully productive


  1. Thank you for sharing your late rising time. Now I can feel less guilty for sleeping in till 11:30 on Sunday. I think you’re right, we must have needed that extra rest. Smart to let our bodies have their way once in a while.

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