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Apr 1, 2018

In our modern world, it's so easy to get caught up in technology. Between texts, emails, and social media, it seems like we're on our phones more often than not. But is that constant connection really helping us?

Category:Mindfulness 

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In our modern world, it's so easy to get caught up in technology. Between texts, emails, and social media, it seems like we're on our phones more often than not. But is that constant connection really helping us?

 

By staying so connected, in many ways we're more disconnected than ever.

 

Look around the next time you're in a crowd. You'll likely see a group of people looking down at their phones instead of connecting with each other or with the world around them. And when we're out in nature, we're so busy trying to capture the perfect photo that we're missing the moment - the perfect, beautiful, precious present moment.

 

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I invite you to take a break and come back to real life. Disconnect from technology and connect with the world around you. The present moment is always here, waiting for you to lift your head and notice.

 

So take a deep breath, lift your head, and look around.

 

Connect with your immediate environment, and notice the beauty that is around you. If you're having a hard time finding any - step outside.

Make this a habit in your daily life, and you'll find yourself craving these moments of connection.

 

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming about some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
~ Dale Carnegie

 

 

About the author:

Shannon Allstott is originally from Portland, Oregon, and moved to Colorado in 1995. She now lives in Fort Collins with her husband, two children, and assorted pets. When she's not in the studio, she's often knitting, practicing yoga, running, or hiking around with her kids.

Shannon is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado. She's also a Certified Viniyoga Teacher, and has completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Shannon is currently studying Ayurveda with the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She specializes in Functional Bodywork, including Medical Massage for injury or surgery recovery, pain relief, mindfulness, and stress management. 

 

 

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