Mindfulness

Letter from Covid-19

Letter from Covid-19

Stop. Just stop.It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.We will help you. We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt.We will stopthe planesthe trainsthe schoolsthe mallsthe meetingsthe frenetic, furried rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing […]

Strange New World

Strange New World

This photo series by Eric Pickersgill is a powerful visual of how devices have crept into our relationships and how they are impacting our lives.

Eat Yourself Calm

Eat Yourself Calm

The connection between stress and modern aliments is becoming increasingly clear thanks to scientific research that validates the mind/body connection. We know food plays a powerful role in both physical and mental wellness. Understanding our bodies’ natural rhythms and learning how to listen to our […]

What is Yin Yoga?

What is Yin Yoga?

So what exactly is Yin Yoga?  Yin Yoga was born from Taoist philosophy. The postures are more passive, occur mainly on the floor and are held for longer periods of time. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, […]

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

Moments of mindfulness invite balance into our busy lives. Quite moments may seem indulgent, boring or even impossible. But that’s just the busy mind trying to distract you. Taking time to recalibrate is critical for personal growth and you only need a few minutes for […]

Authenticity

Authenticity

At its root, authenticity requires self-knowledge and self-awareness. Authentic people accept their strengths and weaknesses. They are accountable. They are connected to their values and desires and act deliberately in ways that are consistent with those qualities. Authenticity is about being genuine and real.  It allows […]

Tea Ritual

Tea Ritual

This morning was daylight savings Sunday and I woke unusually early. I could hear the small pattering of rain leftover from the night. I headed for the kitchen and heated some water. Every morning, I spend a few minutes sitting quietly with a cup of […]

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry is a superhero, capable of leaping out of the present in a single bound. Its hidden power is the ability to travel through time in a split second. But at the end of the day, turns out worry is just a pint of ice-cream […]

Mirror of Humanity

Mirror of Humanity

Our humanity is the most unpredictable and frightening aspect of our existence. Collectively and individually human beings are capable of a startling array of behaviors, from the most loving and altruistic to the most cruel and destructive. While the behaviors of others scare us, the […]

The Importance of Practice

The Importance of Practice

Mindfulness changes the way we respond to things by strengthening the prefrontal cortex. Different types of practices activate our thinking centers in different ways, similar to muscle use with exercise. No matter the course, all forms of mindfulness practice strengthen the attentional circuits and reduce […]