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 […]
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.
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 ...
We tell ourselves we're not good enough already; you’ll be good enough when….when you accomplish all the “should’s”.
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.

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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...
Allison Peet
Meditation is mind training at the deepest level. A first step of many on the way to being the master of our own minds