Learning to Stay

The body is a great intelligence that has a story to tell. In listening to it, we gain a wise consul to guide us on our healing journey. Mindfulness helps us slow down to hear what the body has to say. In mindfulness-based therapy, there is an inward focus to notice what is happening. This is listening to the body. Sounds […]

Mindfulness Brings Happiness

Mindfulness, a mental state of relaxed awareness of the present moment, marked by openness and curiosity toward your feelings rather than judgments of them, is a powerful tool for experiencing happiness when practiced regularly. (See “Ten Deep Breaths“) If you can bring mindfulness to bear on negative feelings, they lose their impact. Just let them be […]

“impossible things”

“One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice said. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did if for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland