Hello Tuesday! Can you believe that we are almost halfway through this month! Whoa...time flies when you are engaged in your life 🙂 It's day 11 of the Mindfulness Challenge and I am feeling fairly positive about my progress. Yes, I still scroll my phone sometimes while I am in bed but it's for increasingly … Continue reading My Mindfulness Journey Tools!
Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a productive and wonderful week! I am now on Day 6 of my Mindfulness Challenge and it has been a STRUGGLE. I had so many things on my plate this week - working a temp job, my part-time writing gig, freelance work, church obilgations, kids' activities, and recording … Continue reading What Do I REALLY Want To Gain From Being Mindful?
Hi everyone! Just checking in to wish you well! I'll be updating my Mindfulness Challenge progress tomorrow! Tonight, I'm going to spend time reading, snacking, and relaxing 💜💜 If you can, take a breather and find some time this weekend to chill. "Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no … Continue reading Happy Friday!
Happy October! This is one of my absolute favorite months. I love all things Fall (even when it's 80 degrees in VA) including pumpkin flavored foods, cooler mornings, changing leaves, festivals, and Halloween. But, not candy corn. Never candy corn. The kiddos are fully back into the swing of school after a Labor Day week … Continue reading Mindfulness Challenge – The Little Things Are Not So Small
Happy Saturday! Tomorrow kicks off my personal 21-day mindfulness challenge! I am already starting to take note of how I need to improve my daily interactions with others as well as my own routines. I didn't realize how much my mind wanders to the overwhelming to-do list looming ahead or the regrets of yesterday … Continue reading Mindfulness Challenge Prep: What Do I Want To Change?
I'm back...again. It's been a interesting few months with my transition into freelancing. I am doing some regular contributor and temp work and it's all coming together nicely. It hasn't been easy, but I appreciate some of the perks of working from home. But, I know that there is a major area in my … Continue reading Tai’s Mindfulness Challenge
Hello! It has been a long time since I have posted here. And, if you read my last post, then you know that I have had a REALLY rough time lately. Thankfully, movies like Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time have helped me get through some dark days! Ok, so here's my BIG news … Continue reading BIG News and What to Expect From Tai Gooden in 2018
I feel like I take one step forward and three backward. Work is stressing me out and I am constantly on the edge of a verbal explosion. My patience is almost nonexistent and the headaches are back AGAIN. And, the negative thoughts are eating away at me, telling me that I’m nothing. A failure. A … Continue reading Three Steps Backward ☹️
Heeeyyyyyyy! I was a Doctor Who podcast guest earlier this week and I had a blast! I’ve had the honor of doing several guest spots on incredible podcasts and I have been thinking about starting my own. I love a ton of pop culture things and I want to do something lighthearted and fun with … Continue reading Podcast Dreamin’ and Stranger Things
Happy Sunday! As I sit back and wait for The Walking Dead premiere, I am feeling great about the week ahead. This weekend, I took my daughters to the NASA open house event to celebrate their centennial year of operation. We live in Hampton, now known as the place where the events of Hidden Figures … Continue reading A Weekend of Wonderful Exploration