Welcome to Life in Full Bloom: Essential Mindfulness Skills to Create a Vibrant Career + Life.
If you are looking for inspiration and resources to start practicing mindfulness so you can move past the overwhelm, see yourself clearly, and start living a life focused on your “whys” instead of your “shoulds”: Welcome.
Living a Life in Full Bloom means wiping away the fog from the mirror so you can see clearly and focus on what really matters to you.
By taking small but consistent steps to bring mindfulness into your daily life (not as just another to-do list item but as a way of living), you can start to awaken your senses to the depth and texture of your life.
Instead of following a standard set of blueprints, I offer a different approach. One that focuses on tuning out the noise, harnessing the power of quiet, and accessing the inner resources that are already inside of you.
Hi, I’m Heidi. So nice to meet you! I am a mindfulness educator and coach offering essential mindfulness methods to help women cultivate resilience and stability, develop a deeper connection to yourself and others, tune into your emotional intelligence and personal creativity, and ultimately build a foundation for sustainable success.
I am on a mission to demystify mindfulness and to offer simple techniques in an accessible manner. I share time-tested and research-backed, practical mindfulness techniques that you can apply in your daily life.
I created Life in Full Bloom as an expression of the gratitude I have for the teachings and practices of mindfulness and present-moment awareness and how this practice has had such a positive impact on my life.
I believe that we have everything we need inside of ourselves to create the life we want to wake up to each day. Each of us can do extraordinary things – and I believe mindfulness is key to rekindling the creativity that is inside each and every one of us, including YOU.
Our lives are a series of moments — let’s make each moment count.
Your life is worth being present for. Wake up to a Life in Full Bloom.
Why Women and Mindfulness?
As women we often find ourselves overwhelmed, self-critical, and weighed down by ‘shoulds’ and ‘not good enough’ messages. On our journey through young adulthood, professional life and motherhood – we can often lose touch with our personal ‘why’, and our innate wisdom – the very resources we need to do creative, courageous and bold work. Work the world desperately needs right now.
For me, it’s imperative that women’s creative gifts and ideas be brought forward into the world.
To do this, I believe it’s time for women’s self-efficacy and well-being to take center stage.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool for women to use to cultivate stability, resilience, connection and personal creativity.
My mission is to accelerate the growth of women leaders by advancing the well-being and self-efficacy of women, and to support women to be empowered and fully awake to their unique gifts.
Thank you for being here.
If you want to get in touch, ask a question, give feedback, partner or collaborate, email me anytime at Heidi@LifeinFullBloom.com – I’d love to hear from you.
Here Are a Few Resources to Get You Started…
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About Heidi Hill, Founder of LifeinFullBloom.com
I am a Mindfulness Educator and Coach and a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher (MBSR) accredited via the UMass Center for Mindfulness, which was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I am also currently completing a two-year advanced mindfulness meditation teachers certificate accredited by the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, where I am fortunate to be studying directly under mindfulness leaders Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
I hold an MBA and have over 12 years of experience leading new product innovation and brand marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 technology and consumer companies such as Johnson + Johnson and eBay Inc. I am the recipient of the Forte Foundation Fellowship for MBA women who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s leadership.
I blend my professional and personal experiences to offer practical and accessible coaching and programs. My teachings combine the best of both worlds: theory & practice and logic & intuition.
I currently live in San Francisco with my husband and toddler-age son.
Personal Journey to Rediscovering My ‘Why’
Since childhood, I have been outside adventuring in the great outdoors. I am a Certified Bareboat Sailor and have competed in women’s snowboarding. Nature has a tendency to challenge you when it comes to weather, currents, and other circumstances, so at a very young age, I learned to trust my inner wisdom and to be comfortable with change and uncertainty.
I first started meditating and practicing yoga at age 20 when I lived in Nepal and India for six months. During that time, I hiked the 21-day Annapurna Circuit and participated in my first 12-day Silent Vipassana Meditation course. I also had the privilege of living with and teaching English to a group of Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Nepal, where I learned traditional Tibetan Walking Meditation.
A few years after I returned home, I went through grad school. I then started leading large-scale projects in new product innovation and brand marketing for Fortune 500 technology and consumer companies. I began to use logic and established methodologies to embrace ambiguity and thrive in the face of uncertainty and change.
Although I had a thriving career that was moving in the right direction (up!), I had a growing sense that I was losing touch with my inner wisdom and knowing. I spent a lot of time using linear thinking and logic as the primary tools and blueprints for making decisions. These methods served me well, but at the same time, I felt something was missing in my life. The rational part of my brain had become overstimulated, and I had lost touch with my inner knowing, wisdom and personal creativity.
The first signal that made me sense something was off was that I felt more and more like I was stuck in Groundhog Day. I couldn’t access my intuition and felt like I was stuck on a plateau. Gradually, I began to lose trust in myself and became over-judgemental. The left brain methodologies that had served me well didn’t help me as much anymore. To compensate for this lack of self-trust, I was over-planning, pushing too hard, following “shoulds” and looking outside of myself for the answers.
I felt stuck, overwhelmed, and weighted down. It was almost as if I had stayed too long in the shower with the hot water running, so my mirror was completely clouded and all I could see was a vague shape. I felt absent from my own life.
It was the rediscovery of my practice of mindfulness, present-moment awareness, and being in silence that allowed me to find and create another way. A way that valued intuition and trust in my inner resources. A way to make decisions based on my “why” versus my “shoulds”. A way to rekindle my own personal creativity.
Starting a mindfulness practice again felt like I had returned home from a long journey. Mindfulness practices allowed the reflection in my mirror to become clear again, as well as all of the choices and possibilities with which I had lost a connection. The seeds that had been planted in my early years in the great outdoors and during my travels in India and Nepal finally came to blossom and created this fruitful impact on my life.
This is why I am so passionate about passing on my experiences and learnings to other women who are feeling overwhelmed and long to connect with their personal creativity, inner resources and intuition and focus on their “why” versus their “shoulds.”
In short, you could say that I know how to balance the best of both worlds: theory & practice, logic & intuition. My intention is not to help you get out of the waves. Instead, you will learn how to ride them!
“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca
“Silence isn’t empty, it is full of answers.” – Rumi
“The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you.” – LeRoy Pollock
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
“A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself ” – Maya Angelou
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
“With mindfulness, you discover there is a way of being, a way of looking at problems, a way of coming to terms with the present moment… that can make life more joyful and rich than it otherwise might be.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Go after whatever it is that creates meaning in your life, and trust yourself to handle the stress that follows.” – Kelly McGonigal