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Mindful Mama Carnival – Call for Submissions {March}

We all talk about how we want to bring more connectedness into our lives. We may want to connect with spirit, our bodies, acceptance, forgiveness or simply to find peace. Whether you already have a practice that centers you or you want to have a practice, but haven’t yet begun, here is a chance to write about what keeps you going or keeps you from starting and read what others are experiencing on their own journeys.

Kelly from Becoming Crunchy and Zoie from TouchstoneZ are pleased to announce the Fourth Mindful Mama Carnival.

Topic: Mindfulness Challenge

This month’s carnival is a little different – we’re asking you to come up with some sort of challenge to bring yourself a step closer to whatever aspirations for mindfulness you may have – whether that means finally getting started or deepening your current experience. One aspect of mindfulness being discipline, this spring we invite you to take your chance to truly challenge yourself when it comes to being a mindful mama.

That doesn’t mean it has to be difficult! We are all at different points on our journeys and what may be a challenge to one may not be to another – we want you to make this experience unique to your own needs. There are no time limits, difficulty levels or requirements – you are free to set yourself a challenge before the carnival and write about your experiences, to write about how you plan to challenge yourself, or write in the midst of your challenge – whatever feels best to you.

Some suggestions:

  • Commit to engaging in some sort of mindfulness practice daily – meditation, yoga, prayer, etc.
  • Take the opportunity to finally get started on the path toward becoming a mindful mama – whatever that means to you
  • Learn a breathing exercise and commit to putting it in action when you feel stress or frustration
  • Decide to consciously ‘let go’ in an area you’ve always felt you’ve held on to with too much control
  • Look for an area of your life that you can engage in with more mindfulness – putting the kids to bed, exercise, cleaning the house, etc.
  • Pick a specific relationship you would like to approach more mindfully and some simple strategies for doing so proactively
  • Give something up that is keeping you from being as mindful as you’d like to be

Remember, these are just suggestions to get your creative juices flowing. You don’t have to have a goal and you don’t have to succeed in your challenge in order to participate. It is the experience from your unique perspective that we are looking for.

Submissions Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Fill out the webform (at the link or at the bottom) and email your submission to mindfulmamacarnival{at}gmail{dot}com by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time (please note the new email address).

Carnival date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Before you post, we will send you an email with a little blurb in html to paste into your submission that will introduce the carnival. You will publish your post on March 27 before 9am PST and email us the link if you haven’t done so already. Once everyone’s posts are published on March 27 by 9am PST, we will send out a finalized list of all the participants’ links to generate lots of link love for your site. We’ll include full instructions in the email we send before the posting date.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us: mindfulmamacarnival{at}gmail{dot}com

We hope you’ll join us in this challenge to create more mindfulness in your life. Please submit your post on the form below by Tuesday, March 20th 11:59pm PST and have your post up on Tuesday, March 27th by 9am PST. We will send you code for the top and bottom of your post that will link to any other participants in the carnival Monday, March 26th with final update on March 27th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email mindfulmamacarnival{at}gmail{dot}com.

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We are so looking forward to reading all the contributions for the March Carnival!

Zoie & Kelly

www.Touchstonez.com & www.BecomingCrunchy.com



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