"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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Computers are made to multi-task, humans are not. Single-tasking helps us make less mistakes, prevents us from having to do things over because of carelessness, and brings us into alignment with how we truly aspire to show up to our life.
This unusual approach to death really got me, so I’ve been rolling it around in my head for a while. I took some time today to contemplate how I’m living my life: Am I working on leaving this place better than I found it? Where, how and with whom am I spending my energy?
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 […]
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.