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
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
“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?
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
We tell ourselves we’re not good enough already; you’ll be good enough when….when you accomplish all the “should’s”. … More Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself
If you’re brave enough to create some time and space, consider finding a retreat. You just might uncover something precious, amazing, and vaguely familiar…You. … More 6 Things You’ll Learn on a Silent Retreat
There is an illusion in our culture that if we constantly protect ourselves that we’ll be less hurt. Teaching this is soul work, it’s meeting fear with calmness and sitting with being uncomfortable, embracing the unwanted… … More Self-Discovery in South Florida