Intentional Space: Living a Life Immersed in Mindfulness

Samantha Eibling posing in warrior two outdoorsoriginally published in Edible Indy

Mindfulness, consciousness and awareness: Sam Eibling strives to embody these qualities in her daily activities. As the co-owner of Bloomington’s well-regarded cookware and foodstuff shop Goods for Cooks, and a practicing yoga instructor, Eibling has found a way to mesh her two occupations into a harmonious life.

As a yoga instructor, Eibling has been involved in various trainings since 2008. This March she took part in Yoga, Purpose and Action Leadership Intensive, a program developed by the organization Off the Mat Into the World. Participants reconnect, refine or define their utility in the world. The principles Eibling has cultivated are reflected in her business practices such as carefully choosing the items offered in her store; many are artisan pieces locally handmade from natural materials, suitable to be passed down to future generations.

I recently sat down with Eibling as she shared a few insights she has gained from this program. Read more. . .

Know Thyself Part 3: Behavioral Patterns in Your Family Tree

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originally published in The Limestone Post 

We have explored in previous installments of Know Thyself the benefits of connecting with and continually realigning our values, intentions, and goals as well as discovering the strengths and pitfalls of our particular personality traits. By now, a sense of our inner lives and our view of the world is revealing itself. As our self-knowledge grows, so does our need to understand our interconnectedness and how relationships and familial patterns have influenced our lives. Here, in Part 3, we explore the genogram, a technique for mapping relationships and behaviors within our family trees and its potential to help us create more compassion, understanding, and ease in our own lives.  Read more. . .