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Pasha Lyndi
Nature-Based Mindfulness & Sleep Stories
Resting our attention on the out-breath... Noticing the gap that naturally opens up at the end of each breath... spacious... free...
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Susie
Mind the Gap
The phrase “mind the gap” reminds me of my visits to London. It also helped me visualize my heart center as the “gap” where I can safely deposit my thoughts upon exhaling. I appreciated the reminder that there is no “getting it right”...only practice. Thanks 🙏🏻, Lyndi.
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Susie
Mind the Gap
The phrase “mind the gap” reminds me of my visits to London. It also helped me visualize my heart center as the “gap” where I can safely deposit my thoughts upon exhaling. I appreciated the reminder that there is no “getting it right”...only practice. Thanks 🙏🏻, Lyndi.
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Susie
Mind the Gap
The phrase “mind the gap” reminds me of my visits to London. It also helped me visualize my heart center as the “gap” where I can safely deposit my thoughts upon exhaling. I appreciated the reminder that there is no “getting it right”...only practice. Thanks 🙏🏻, Lyndi.
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Susie
Mind the Gap
The phrase “mind the gap” reminds me of my visits to London. It also helped me visualize my heart center as the “gap” where I can safely deposit my thoughts upon exhaling. I appreciated the reminder that there is no “getting it right”...only practice. Thanks 🙏🏻, Lyndi.
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Jorge
El espacio
Aunque esta práctica me sirvió para tranquilizarme un poco, no puedo evitar seguir sintiéndome ansioso por las situaciones que me rodean. Me ocupo de lo que está en mi control y dejo que el resto siga su curso, no obstante, el hecho de dejar que fluya es lo que me provoca ansiedad, aún después de aceptar que ya no hay nada que hacer o que, más bien, no se puede hacer nada.
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Tammy
Mind in gap
I liked resting my mind in the gap after the out breath. Hard to ignore the in breath though. I found this engaging and relaxing before bed. Who doesn’t need to give there brain a rest...
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Kevin
Mind the Gap
I learned that my mind have the power to rest by the association of the breathing. I love it when I can actually feel my mind rest. I want to practice this one more often to rest my mind.
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Lyn
Mind the Gap
This was so relaxing, even though I didn't feel stressed so definitely going to try this when I'm stressed! I'm also going to try to concentrate less on inhaling, that was kind of difficult so there is place for getting better :)
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Nicole
Minding the Gap
I loved the idea of leaving thoughts at the gap between breaths. So interesting to focus in on that gap rather than the breaths, though it made the breaths more purposeful.
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Janna
Mind the gap
This was just what I needed tonight to take away the stress of the day.
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Catherine
I found focus on the out breath gap very effective for stilling the mind.
Loved this. I found focus on the out breath gap very effective for stilling the mind
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Bex
Mind the Gap
Leaving the mind, with our thoughts, in the gaps after the out breath, helps us to focus and be mindful.
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Tara
Resting in the gap
By allowing my awareness to rest in the gap between the exhale and inhale I find I can remain in the moment. Being in the moment I can fully relax I can let go of worry and anxiety.
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Clare
Mind the gap
I loved this meditation, restoring my mind in the gap between the outbreath and inbreath. I was able to really stay focused.
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Kayla
Good one
Did this post home workout and it was great! Brought me back to Center & helped me feel calm.
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Laura
Mind the gap
I felt my mind busy. I was aware if this but i think i missed the message. I still liked that i was aware of my wandering mind. It will have to become a habit. I will work on it.
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Ava
Mindfulness
How to focus on breathing, and letting go of any thoughts and just focusing on breathing
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Micaela
The gap
I will go back to the gap today. Rest my mind there whenever it needs it.
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Maddie
Calmed
I need to just take a deep breath once and awhile to just calm myself
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J.W.
raindrops on roses...
I woke to the sound of cracking bacon in a pan or so I thought as my mind cleared the sound changed to the thrumming of fingers on a wooden desk then finally I realized later that morning, after the shower had past, I went outside the sun warmed my face everything glistened I walked down the driveway to the hedge Collet’s American Beauties were in full bloom, adorned with translucent orbs of liquid
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Sky
Mind The Gap
It made me feel nice and calm and was amazing. But I wasn’t getting the message. And the voice was kind of annoying and uncomfortable
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Ash
Reconnect
I was able to reconnect with my self. Any unwilling thoughts I was able to let go of.
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Joyce
Leaving the mind behind to linger
Very interesting- leaving the mind behind at the gap at the end of the exhale to continue to experience it, while the body does what it needs to do to get there again. So the mind is jumping from one lingering present moment to the next, so it can focus and explore that gap between the breaths. Namaste
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Matthew
Poor session for bedtime
Long narrative gaps let me doze off, then the return of the narration startled me back awake several times! Perhaps a soundtrack would enhance this session?
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Maria
Minding the Gap
Peaceful Sunday morning! First time since Monday I’ve meditated & it was too long between times... thankful for this beautiful moment 🙏🏼
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Mary
It was weightless
This meditation helped relieve some tension I had in my head. I slipped a few times and my mind wandered, but I still enjoyed this meditation. Continuing to be a work in progress!!
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DorDor
I have found myself, during the day, trying to
concentrate on my breath. This is surprising as I automatically did this when I needed it. More so because I only meditate at night. Good for me.
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Time
Oxygen
Imagine a moment in which all one’s inhales are infused with confidence
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Karen
Resting place
My resting place turned out to be a sandbar at the edge of the ocean. It was a neat discovery. I was wanting the session to continue.
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Bryan
The gap + out breath = fogginess gone
Really trying to focus more on my out breath until the next mediation moment in my day. calming, centering and my mind feels easy. Gonna drink my apple tart cherry juice and another work day! Good vibes to all~
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Bailey
Friday
I REALLY like this one. My gap was in my parents back yard in my hammock. I just kept going back there and pretending my out breath was a gentle wind (that was probably the lamest sentence I’ve ever typed). Mind the gap.
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Ella
Great
This is a really calming and enjoyable meditation. I’ve done this one for the past two nights before bed and it has calmed me down and helped me get to bed. As a Brit, I find the title funny because of the tubes in London and ‘mind the gap’ is something they always say at the tubes.
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Emily
Calming
I noticed how often I forgot that I needed to breathe, I caught myself realizing that I needed to inhale- this shows how calm and blank my mind was, something I’ve needed for a little while
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Kim
Mind your gap
This was a good mediation help me feel clear mind in the gap . Take it easy and slow deep breaths.
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Mary lou
Out breaths
This took more focus but was very refreshing to start the day!
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Saige
Very good especially in the Morning
I learn that doing meditation in he morning helps me feels light and ready to do anything and also very hungry
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Erin
Me time
Need some me time & relax & meditate & write my journal & colouring & yoga 🧘‍♀️ have a cup of tea & relax in bath
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Nanna
Good start for my day
Slept long and I was suffering of headache. This helped me a lot to get good feeling before starting my evening work shift!
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Jefke
Bad sleep
Had a very bad night, awaken several times. Dus zeer slecht geslapen, gisteren te laat nog koffie gedronken!!
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Voya
Flying
There are places in our minds where we can go to rest. They can be hard to access. Our minds are experts at work. But patience and silence as a bit of guidance light the path to peace.
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Kathy
The Gap
While working on this meditation, I realized quite quickly just how busy and noisy my mind can be. It was difficult for me to not automatically fill the gap. I need to work at this and learn to enjoy the space at the end of the exhale as a time to relax. My mind really never stops shuffling and moving thoughts around. I will work on this each day until it becomes automatic. Very good meditation practice.
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Inès
between the train and the platform
Parisian saying (ratp). Attention à la marche en descendant du train.
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Walter J
Gasping...
Maybe I got too relaxed on these exhales because s couple times I found myself gasping for a Breathe!! I would travel outward on my exhales on this big long bungee cord like thing... getting out to outer space then suddenly I felt myself being pulled/jerked backward by this loud noise. About the .3rd time this happened I realized it was me snoring/gasping for a breath! Guess I was riding those exhales too far but it seemed like fun at the time! And I feel fine now! ❤️☮️🍀
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Pedro Sorrentino
Gratitude
I’m grateful for having medicine to cure my sore throat. For sleeping in a warm, comfortable bed. For having heat during the winter.
敬樺
放鬆
我感受到這個app的魅力,點醒我應該睡了,讓我自動放鬆心情~ 雖然剛剛發生讓我不愉快的爭執,我到現在還是非常生氣,甚至很想打人,但我希望可以繼續深呼吸,讓我自己放鬆,這樣才可以繼續安穩睡著~
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Kellee
Sunny Wednesday 8-1-18
This meditation was focused on breathing. I haven’t been taking on Aura lately because I’ve been traveling. I think I lost a friend through Aura and it’s hard. We used to follow each other and now I don’t see her at all. Of course she lives back East and with the weather I don’t know. So as a result, this breathing meditation technique was very helpful. It helped me to relax. Thank you, Mindy. Have a nice day Everyone!😀
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Kymara
I felt very calmed and tranquil during this session even though I’m on the subway.
I learnt that paying attention to your breath and the gap between is very calming for the mind
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Jessamine
Beautiful
short and sweet, got me back to myself again and paused the running of my thoughts for just a few seconds here and there making it easier when they restarted to notice what was there
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Kai
Mind the Gap
I found this technique quite difficult at first, but with what i got, i feel okay! i feel more relaxed and calmer
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Sam
Mind the gap
It can be such a spacious place to have a look around and see the calm and stillness.
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Acacia
Thank you
I learned to block out the negative and breathe in the positive
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Kiara
Breath
For the first time I realized that we are constantly relying on our breath. We may not always realize it, but we are always breathing. And it’s amazing how from the second we are born we now how to do it! No one teaches us, it’s just there.
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Tammy
Mind the gap
Focusing on resting on the gap between breaths. Nice change of pace from focusing on the in and out breaths. For some reason, this seems less stressful. I found it easier to stay focused on just resting there without my mind running away with me!
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zoe
breathing
don’t be so focused on your breathing ,but just let it happen naturally.
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Dana
Staying with the gap!
My first pass at this was difficult - it was very hard to stay with the out breath and the gap and to leave my mind there! It was a good challenge - I hope to work on this technique again!
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Tiffany
Mind the Gap...
Reminds me of riding the Tube in London. Such great memories. My gap is where my strength lies. When I can clear away the confusion, quiet the mind and let my soul breathe I am powerful beyond measure. I must remember to go to the Gap when the world seems to be too much. The Gap is my recharge. Trust the Gap. #Light&Love
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Jihad
stress relief
Breathing really help me to relax and live the moment. Meditation is the key of happiness.
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zar
relieved .
this one actually helped a lot more with the breathing techniques .
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Klarissa
I am enough
As I let my thoughts wander during this meditation, I realized that I am enough just the way I am, in this present moment. Not everyone will see my worth and not every opportunity will be for me, but that is okay. Because I am enough.
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Katiuscia
mind the gap
very relaxing exercise, helped me to unwind and live in the present moment, minding the gap between breaths is a very useful practice
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Cullen
Bliss
My inner workings are already becoming less jumbled and I’ve only done this twice
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Ryan
How to trust
It is simple to know that the ones who we deeply trust always has our back...
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Jen
Simple is hard.
Even the simplest of actions can be hard to truly fully engage in when the mind is cluttered, distracted, or otherwise unable to make thought and action congruent. Sitting in silence with only one’s thoughts as company can be a scary thing, but keep calm. Keep your breathing steady, and don’t hold onto any one feeling or thought. You can weather this.
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Fabiola
clear your mind
By breathing you clear your mind of garbage thoughs and stop to over think the things that bother your soul... So, just breathe
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Kristina
Mind the gap
Thank you Mindy! That was a lovely, relaxing meditation! I need to work on leaving my mind in the gap! I think that is a wonderful practice!
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Elisabeth
Relief
Breathing and focusing on the present moment is calming. When I completed the meditation I felt more relaxed. I identified the muscles that were most tense and I released some tension.
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Joyce
Mind out of the gutter and in the gap
The gap is a pretty amazing place- who knew? Another welcoming place. Namaste
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Elyse
Peaceful but...
This was beneficial but difficult with Baby Shark playing loudly from my next door neighbor :/
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Christine
Joy
I learned that there is so much joy in the present moment. I challenge myself to not let the future and the past steal my joy.
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Mariana
I didn't get it
English is not my native language, then I didn't understand what "mind the gap" meant in a meditation. I only heard this on subway.
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Rachel
The Gap
I never noticed the gap there, not enough to include it as part of my meditations. I wasn't very good at focusing on it today, but I'll try using that during my workday.
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Hannah
Gap & Margin
This practice on minding the gap reminded me of how we all need margin in our lives so that we can get adequate rest and be able to thrive, not just survive. The gap being likened to this margin in life. We are often so busy. But our bodies need time to just relax and focus on the moment, and remind ourselves that we do not need to do anything, that we can just be. We are human beings after all, not human doings.
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Annie
I felt okay tonight
For the first time in a long time. This is good. It feels so nice and relaxing. I’m not so tired from overthinking.
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Kady
Day Fifteen
This was a good exercise. Relaxing. Today is going to be kind of hectic, switching phone companies, getting stuff from Walmart, going to the bank and the post office and doing laundry. Paying all the bills. But I am excited. Not sure what was wrong with my grandma yesterday; but I hope she’s in a better mood today. Please let today be a good day. I want to be happy and not stressed.
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Madison
January 14
A couple deep breaths and a little meditation can really help you start your day on a good note.
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Simona
Focus
The image I chose was a Michellangello drawing of a hand. Giving was the thought that came to my mind.
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Meg
I can't leave my mind behind
I find it's easier to let my mind empty itself... But I can't quite ''leave'' it in a breathing cycle, for example.
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Kati
Like the idea
I like how she brought my attention to the gap between breaths. Never thought of that before.
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Jamaya
Horrible
It wasn’t really that good like boo I can’t hold my breath that long
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Ivan
Great
I felt great after that it’s like I was floating or something my body feels great
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Kenira
Breath
Breathing is essential. It’s the part we least pay attention to,but most important. Breath is life.
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Tia
I dont get it
I did this meditation twice, and I don't understand what we mean about leaving my mind there. I found myself breathing more shallow than usual when letting my breath move in and out without thought and sure enough yawned afterward to get some extra oxygen in again.
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Danny
Forgetfulness
This helped me use my forgetfulness positively and block the negative out of my mind.
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Jill
Wow
this one made a big difference for me today. Paying attention to that Gap in between the next inhale and exhale gave me an incredible sense of Peace. This was a really really good thing for me this morning.
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Jessica
Day 5 (I think?)
Still trying to get into this habit of taking some time to stop and breathe every day. Seems to be going well so far. I’m surprised that just stopping and breathing for a few minutes a Day has helped with the mind chatter
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Catherine
Mind gap
I am really getting use to having my little time out every day and learning to simply let go is great feeling
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Olivia
Wonderful Breathing Excercise
Very calm voice and a very helpful, adaptable, soothing instruction to practice the incredible habit of minding your breathing...☁️
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Nil
I Found the Balance
I was a little bit more alert than relaxed but now i'm more relaxed and feel more balanced
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Joyce
Mind Gap
To recognize and appreciate both what the mind thinks and the silence between the thoughts. Namaste
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Darshil
i felt really better after this session...
i love it much i very relax feel and this session is good but it may be useful to me...
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Cherish
Focus on Breathing
If you focus on your breathing, you are in the present moment. Good meditation to help you feel calm and relaxed.
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Jose
Mind the Gap
I learned how to calm my nerves down better with this exercise.
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Andrea
refreshed for the day
i can take deep breathes when i slow down and work on taking in air the right way and breathing it out through my mouth instead of my nose. this i need to practice for when i exercise
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Zephania
Breath!!
there is a resting gap between my breathing!!! Its is the most peaceful and powerful position for my mind!!
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Marigold
Escapism
I learned that I can travel anywhere in my mind and find peace and tranquility. I can sit by the rocky shore in Williamstown, Australia, again and just soak up those ocean sounds and breezes. It’s a part of me that I’ve discovered again. I’m so thankful...
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Marigold
Escapism
I learned that I can travel anywhere in my mind and find peace and tranquility. I can sit by the rocky shore in Williamstown, Australia, again and just soak up those ocean sounds and breezes. It’s a part of me that I’ve discovered again. I’m so thankful...