December 2011 Mindful Mama Carnival: One Week for Submissions

November 22, 2011 Update: Kelly and I noticed that the wonderful Jenn at Monkey Butt Junction is hosting The Safe Cosleeping Carnival on the same dates as Mindful Mama. Well, we want to support and participate in both carnivals, and I am sure many of you do, as well. I am grateful that the three of us were excited to make small changes to our schedules so that we can support one another’s carnivals. I hope you find this helpful, too. Please note the new publication date for Mindful Mama below is December 13th. And hop on over to Monkey Butt Junction for details in participating in The Safe CoSleeping Carnival. It’s going to be an entire week of Parenting Goodness!

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 Third Mindful Mama Carnival.

Topic: Staying mindful during the holiday season

Some suggestions:

  • Do you have a mindfulness practice that works to keep you centered during the holidays?
  • How do you reconcile giving and receiving with being mindful of waste, the environment, the economy, accumulating objects, or other issues you follow a philosophy about?
  • How do you manage your finances mindfully during the holidays?
  • How do you manage relationships with family or friends you may spend time with during the holidays that you may not agree with on mindfulness topics?
  • How do you balance (or not balance) your conscious relationship with your body when there are so many temptations over the holidays?
  • For all of these suggestions, is there something that prevents you from living your life as mindfully as you want during the holidays? Why or why not?

Remember, these are just suggestions to get your creative juices flowing. Please let us know what mindfulness looks like for you during the holidays.

Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2011. Fill out the webform (at the link or at the bottom) and email your submission to BOTH Zoie and Kelly by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time: zoie{dot}touchstonez{at} gmail{dot}com and kelly{at}becomingcrunchy{dot}com

Updated Carnival date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011. 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 December 13 before 9am PST and email us the link if you haven’t done so already. Once everyone’s posts are published on December 13 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.

I hope you’ll join us in writing about staying mindful during the holiday season. Please submit your post on the form below by Thursday, December 8th 11:59pmPST and have your post up on Tuesday, December 13th. We will send you code for the top and bottom of your post that will link to any other participants in the carnival Monday, December 12th with final update on December 13th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email  zoie{dot}touchstonez{at} gmail{dot}com and kelly{at}becomingcrunchy{dot}com

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To stay connected:

You can fill out the form at the bottom of this post or go directly to the submission form Here

NaBloPoMo 2011

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