Mindful Living Week – A Giveaway

Mindful living Board


This week, I’m going to talk all about mindful living.  This topic sort of fell into my lap – inspired by conversations and discussions this week.  I’m not sure what happened in the news – as I don’t watch the news, but there seemed a lot of discussion on DIVERSITY, sexual orientation and religion – and how all these key things fit together.   How they can all co-exist and we can all co-exist having different opinions on each one of these points.

I felt myself using the same words over and over – in all the different situations.  I found myself saying – you have got to be more TOLERANT of others thoughts and feelings.  In all instances, I said – just because you don’t agree with someone else, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve RESPECT and LOVE.  I said over and over, you can love someone you don’t agree with.  By the way, in all instances, I said these things to mature and functional adults – with children of their own.

Particularly, I wanted to talk about this in terms of our relationships with our children, our relationships with our spouses, and our thoughts and actions and how we express them – and the consequences of those thoughts and actions.

In the graphic above, are some words I think of when I talk about mindful living.  Throughout the week, I’m going to be using all these key words.

A Kickstart to the Week – A Giveaway


I’m giving away the signed version of a brand new book – OPEN.

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Get inspired and energized with this new, life-changing book, Open, by Craig Gross, available now wherever books and eBooks are sold.

Doesn’t it feel great when you find a book that really inspires you? Something that really gets you motivated to live and love better? Author and speaker, Craig Gross, is helping men and women all over the country do just that.  In his new book, Open, Craig is letting you discover a life of freedom, confidence and success by being honest and transparent with people you truly hold dear. How would getting more “open” benefit YOU in your life and relationships?

Hear why Craig believes this message of “openness” for FAMILIES is so important:Open” is for families because “Open” is for everyone. Yes, accountability is helpful for individuals; it can help men become better husbands and fathers and women become better wives and mothers, and accountability can help young believers grow into a more mature faith. But beyond showing the individual benefits of accountability, “Open” shows that an honest, FORGIVING, CARING, consistent, and RESPECTFUL dialogue within a group dynamic–including families–serves only to make that group stronger and closer together. Your family relationships are forever and will outlast all others–why not make them open? – Craig Gross, author of Open


The Quiz

Endorsements Received for Craig Gross’s book, Open:
“I don’t say this often, but this book is a must read.”
Jefferson Bethke

“Open is one of the most relative and practical books on accountability I’ve ever read. Craig takes many routes, through stories from pop culture and his personal journey to help lead you to a life that’s Open.”
Josh McCown
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Disclosure.  I am working with Thomas Nelson.  Thomas Nelson will provide all materials to the winner.

About Lisa

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  1. Heather S says:

    I scored 93% – “You’re about as open as a 24-hour convenience store”! 🙂

  2. Sounds like a great book. I’m definitely going to try my luck with fingers crossed for a win. 🙂
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  3. I got 93% as well 🙂

  4. Well, 93% must be the magic number. I got it as well. 🙂
    This was a nice break from the craziness of moving. Sounds like a great book. I enjoy all of your posts, Lisa.
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  5. moving is going slow and steady and I’m not sure what day of the week it is but it is all good. 🙂
    Thanks for asking. Have a great week!
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