I was very fortunate to be able to attend a 7-day, teacher lead, silent mindfulness retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado last week partly to “check a box” for MBSR teacher certification. (More about that teacher pathway HERE. I’m in certification level 3.) But there’s also a very deep personal connection to this type of training, … More 7 Days with my Mind: Insights from a Silent Mindfulness Retreat
There are many ways we can gain wisdom and insight into the true nature of things. The most common, but not necessarily the most fun, is through experience. A more enjoyable way is through storytelling. Stories that speak to our human condition and our place in the world. This entry is one of both; my … More Why Practice Meditation?
I was in a 1-on-1 meeting last week, getting to know a very intelligent, successful, motivated, beautiful woman, who is in the mental health field, and also exploring teaching mindfulness and MBSR™ (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™). As I told her about my path to teaching mindfulness, and learned about what she does, I noticed my … More Overcoming Self-Limiting Thoughts
The deeper my knowledge of yoga, the more I find there is to explore…I find a deep-rooted sense of respect and reverence to this way of being. … More Yoga Journey – Month 2 and 3
“It is literally impossible to effectively share yoga as a healing art if you have not experienced its power yourself.” … More Yoga Journey: Month 1
Mindfulness is a rich complement to traditional medicine and at the core, is the process of going from “doing and thinking” mode to “being and feeling” mode. … More What is MBSR™ Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction?
Practicing mindfulness cultivates focus, self-regulation, self-awareness, compassion, and empathy. These important soft skills are vital in becoming a successful adult. … More Youth Yoga and Mindfulness
While I did not go about this perfectly by any means, I was able to maintain more stability in the moment, without letting it completely overpower me. … More Using RAIN in Daily Life: How to Avoid Flying Off the Handle
It’s empowering and magical doing things that are difficult, even if I fall on my face or look silly to others in the process. … More Never Good Enough Syndrome: Constantly Raising the Bar on Myself
Have we become so addicted to being entertained and distracted that we wouldn’t even know what to do with ourselves if we had 30 minutes … … More Starving for Silence