by Mary | Apr 25, 2022 | podcasts
We live in a world where we are expected to do two things at once, or ten things at once. Multitasking is seen as a virtue, something that means we are working harder. But the truth is that doing more than one thing at a time takes its toll. When you do six things at once, none of them are done with attention or intention. That kind of fractured behavior leads to unrest and dissatisfaction deep in our souls, not to mention stress and physical/mental health issues in our daily lives. In Episode 7 of the Life Lines podcast, I tackle this challenging issue and offer some ways to flip this habit from something fractured to something more productive and peace-inducing. Give it a listen at the link below. And don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast so you don’t miss any future episodes. It’s available on Apple, Spotify, Google and other platforms.
by Mary | Nov 3, 2021 | Life Lines
It’s amazing how we can convince ourselves that we simply don’t have the time to do even the little things that might make our lives demonstrably better. We race through our days feeling too overwhelmed and overscheduled to pray, to pay attention, to pause. If we take a closer look, we’re likely to find we invest a tremendous amount of time — often unconsciously — in the very things that lead to us feeling disconnected and depressed.
by Mary | Mar 2, 2018 | Cravings
Well, so much for me posting this one from the archives “tomorrow,” as promised on Feb. 18. Obviously, things continue at a breakneck pace, and I will admit that I am multitasking — the bane of the mindful existence — to the point that my head is spinning most of the time, to the point where I’m forgetting things because there are way too many “things” piling up higher and higher. Precisely because of my penchant for doing too many things at once and my love of the mindfulness practice, this is quite possibly my favorite chapter in Cravings. (more…)