Finding Mindfulness Through Shabbat

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Shabbat has given us the framework to connect, reflect, and express gratitude


When was the last time you specifically dedicated a day to pause and be present in your life? A day completely free from the daily hustle, online distractions and work? And if so… is this practice constant?

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my frequent posts on Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath day), so I figured I’d expand on this a bit further here on the blog…


Prioritizing Mindfulness 

On Shabbat, we always greet each other by saying “Shabbat Shalom” which means “Sabbath of Peace”. And that pretty much sums it all up.

For my husband and I, following our Jewish practice of Shabbat has given us the framework to prioritize mindfulness and peace (from sundown Friday night to sundown Saturday night) every single week. This day is a spiritual journey, completely devoid of hustling, grinding, and spending. A day where you will not find us taking business meetings, doing finances, or shopping.

Why do we do this? Aside from being a family tradition, we celebrate Shabbat because it provides us much-needed solace in a fast-paced world. It provides balance in a world where it is so easy to get stuck on auto-pilot; constantly hustling, constantly scrolling, and constantly doing.


Shabbat gives us the framework to be present and experience mindfulness, every single week


The Luxury of Time  

Through this ancient tradition, we have found the wisdom in slowing down and experiencing the luxury of time, with each other. On this day you’ll find us “slow living”, having valuable conversations, and expressing gratitude.

And, because of this practice, we approach every upcoming week feeling renewed. We actually enjoy the work we do, and do it with purpose. It doesn’t feel consuming, and we certainly avoid burnout!

So I invite you to consider carving out a time like Shabbat for yourself (if you haven’t already).

What would this look like for you? Feel free to share, I would love to hear it!


The real meditation is how you live your life – Jon Kabat-Zinn


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Stay organically opulent,

Goldie Wollman