Mindfulness in Real Life

Mindfulness in Real Life

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries." ~Dalai Lama
Hello Onikas community, Jonnyka here. As I prepare for our first mindfulness event at Solid Gold this weekend, I've been struck by several realizations. The first being it is wonderful to have my previous world and area of study (mind/body medicine and clinical psychology) merge with our Onikas brand. The second is that a mindful practice is no longer a luxury or an "add-on" to life activities, it is now a necessity. Here's a little more background on these realizations...
Lost in translation - our adventures in #monsoonprinting

Lost in translation - our adventures in #monsoonprinting

We were warned! Don't go to Jaipur INDIA in the summer! It's bloody hot! The monsoons are horrible! But what do you do when one of us still has a full time job and the other has limited childcare options...you suck it up and go anyway! You may ask ask yourself: why does the monsoon season affect the block printing process?  Well, when it is too wet outside, the air is too damp for proper drying, and, as we learned, the colors dry in unexpected shades...