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?
“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
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
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
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
Meditation is mind training at the deepest level. A first step of many on the way to being the master of our own minds … More Ten Days with My Mind. Why Mental Training is Just as Important as Physical