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What if I told you that finding EnJOYment in your life is World Service


Some mornings you wake to find the Mind Monster (def: bedside table-dwelling creature) hunkered down, immediately bombarding you with:  



  • dangling decisions
  • negative churning
  • worry about relationships 
  • financial issues
  • the eternal To-Do list.

And you haven’t even opened your eyes.   


WHAT IF you were to awake to a comforting  gentle reminder (images/words in a frame on your bedside table) that say:

  • “I am here to ENJOY Life.”
  • “I am allowed to be happy.”
  • “I choose Peace”.

We forget that we have the ability to choose whether we are Mind-Full-of-Annoying-Things or Mind Free.  

Amazingly, what we focus on triggers positive or negative neurochemistry to support that train of thought. The more we think that way, the stronger that neural pathway becomes.


Choosing peace or EnJOYment (Joy in the Moment), again –  and again, practise constantly – embeds a new neural pathway until you experience those mindsets more of the time.

That single commitment to choose a better mindset changes the quality of your life and your contribution to Life. It becomes your World Service. Everyone benefits from being around your uplifted Presence.  

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.


One Wild Precious Life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

The Summer Day, a poem by Mary Oliver, describes simply all we can gain from the practice of yoga. A mindfulness and presence that makes each moment that we choose to count, purposeful. 

“I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass . . . how to be idle and blessed,” she writes.

Do you?

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.


Building mental strength

Building resilience and mental strength to face the ups and downs of life is a long term practice. But how do we go about it on a daily basis?


A bit of this on a daily basis will help. Warrior Pose. Do it once with FEELING.

This is a fabulous article on emotional intelligence based on research of over a million people. It sets the benchmarks for honest appraisal and provides a road map for progress. And taking a truly honest look at yourself isn’t easy.

Emotional intelligence or EI, as opposed to IQ, is a more valuable assessment of people because it evaluates our resilience, positivity and problem-solving capacity. It therefore determines whether we overcome obstacles or allow ourselves to be crushed or depleted by them.


I’ve got some self-improvements to make on the EI front. Thankfully the yogini in me enjoys the process of building awareness and I’m grateful for the illuminators, like the author of this article, who seem to catch our eye at just  the right time, inviting us to harness our willpower and innate ability to grow. It’s always time to get moving 😉

I hope you find it useful.

With Love,



Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.