"Mindfulness meditation is the most beneficial practice I have ever come across as far as my own mental wellness and I had been searching for a long time. I thought what could possibly be better for me than to learn as much as I can about this and share it with others."
"My mindfulness practice is a nourishing time, it's a stillness I crave and carefully cultivate, so as not to slip too far off track. Mindfulness helps me find joy in uncertainty and find depths of compassion for myself and others."
"When something difficult occurs in my life, I turn to meditation, not to clear my mind but to let the thoughts have their way. I see them all, which is what they want, and I don’t try to hold on to them."
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Meet my friend and colleague, Amanda. She is a licensed mental health therapist at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center. (Read her professional bio here.) She was an MBSR student of mine when the COVID-19 pandemic hit early […]
Mindfulness helps Ann work with her clients in Acceptance and Commitment therapy so they can commit to a value-based life path.
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 […]

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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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“It is literally impossible to effectively share yoga as a healing art if you have not experienced its power yourself.”

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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.

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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.