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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.
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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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“It is literally impossible to effectively share yoga as a healing art if you have not experienced its power yourself.”
Practicing mindfulness cultivates focus, self-regulation, self-awareness, compassion, and empathy. These important soft skills are vital in becoming a successful adult.

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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.

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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.
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 ...