Have Some Mindfulness.

Good morning!

I had quite the weekend- I didn’t have to work but I still had a lot going on 🙂 in a good way of course. From birthday parties with inflatable slip’n’slides, to wine tasting in Calabasas, to going away parties, to a Spazmatics concert…it was a fun-packed weekend!

I just wanted to share with you an awesome project one of my good friends has created- it’s an online magazine called:

Mindfulness Magazine 

Mindfulness Magazine

Mindfulness Magazine

My friend from college, Janaye, and her friend created this magazine a couple months ago. Basically it is a collection of pictures and writing from friends, family and beyond.  The stories people submit embody mindfulness, or awareness of the present moment. I think it’s a fantastic idea- and I definitely wanted to be a part of it!

I was featured in Issue #2. Check out my picture and poem/rant 🙂

I used to write a lot of poetry when I was younger actually. And I find it really cool if a guy can let some emotion out on paper as well. It’s a fun way to express yourself and what you are feeling- maybe you should write one!

Be sure to “like” Mindfulness Magazine on FACEBOOK! 

Here is my post from the magazine- I copied and pasted it on here (hope I didn’t break some copyright law or something haha). Let me know what you think!

ISSUE #2: CHANEL HASON [SOUTH PASADENA, CALIFORNIA]


photo credit: chanel hason [2009]

life is a journey, not a destination (as they say…)
without the journey, we would not take the wrong paths, slip and fall in the mud, and learn which plants are poisonous or not.
without these mistakes, we will never grow and become better, smarter, and more loving individuals.
life is funny, you see.
sometimes it slaps you across the face with a dead fish, or it gently caresses your feet after a long day.
your heart will be ripped apart, mended, stomped on, and sewn back together once again.
knowing this, it is best to expect the unexpected on this road of life.

being alive these past 23 years, i’ve seen and experienced a multitude of things you will never experience or haven’t yet.
this sets me apart.
i feel things in a different way.
i see things in a light others might have never thought of looking.
these experiences make me who I am and what I believe.
i dont need to follow in anyone’s footsteps except my own.
listen to your inner most thoughts.
follow your dreams.
if you give up, if give up on yourself.
accomplish the impossible.
for anything is possible, on your life journey.
enjoy it.

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