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My Beginner Mind – Meditation Journey Update

When it comes to meditation, I have a beginner’s mind. I also have an incredibly curious mind. About two years ago, a friend of my name Jennifer talked to me about mindfulness while we were riding our bikes. Jennifer, Dr. Jennifer Burns, was a guest on the Meet Mediocrity podcast early in Season One. Amazingly,…

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Respecting our fellow human beings… by wearing masks!

Mitch and Meredith had planned two summer vacation getaways for the summer of 2020.  The first was a trip to Italy which had been planned and scheduled for the summer of 2019, but was cancelled due to a family health emergency.  Due to COVID-19, Italy became a victim again in 2020.  Mitch and Meredith had…

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Season One in the Rearview, Season Two in the Windshield

As we approach the Meet Mediocrity podcast episode 25 – the Season One Finale, I continue to be asked the question, “Why did I start Meet Mediocrity?”  It started with my own journey. I am admittedly a goal-oriented, A-type personality.  However, my ever higher, ever harder, ever longer, ever faster approach to wellness was not…

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A life well lived, a person sorely missed

A life well lived, a person sorely missed By all accounts, I found 2019 to be a crappy year.  It was the year I lost my sister, Marsha, to a rare, incurable form of cancer. Early in 2019, prior to Marsha’s diagnosis, I was having lunch with Marsha.  She was feeling unwell and doctors were…

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Reflecting on Group Exercise Podcast Episode 5

Reflecting on the Power of Group Fitness On February 27, 2020 I recorded a podcast episode with my niece Alix.  I titled that episode “Try it, you might love it!”  Alix is one of those people who almost always says “YES” when it comes to trying a new group activity – especially group exercise.  Alix’s…

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Reflecting on Mindful Meditation Podcast Episode 4

Reflecting on Guest Conversations: Mindful Monday with Dr. Jennifer Byrnes When I had my conversation with Dr. Jennifer Byrnes on February 23, 2020 (Meet Mediocrity Podcast Episode 4), she and I focused our conversation on how to be mindful, and apply mindful meditation to our everyday lives.  Jennifer spoke about “mindful moments” – stopping and…

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Our Common Challenge: Meet Mediocrity

Welcome To The Meet Mediocrity Blog! BLOG POST #1 Personal wellness…. It has been a lifelong pursuit for me and for many of us. Encouraging each other to celebrate the highs and push through the lows is what we need – especially when we’re feeling unmotivated or less successful than we’d like to be. I…

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