We’ve all heard it… “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” But you don’t HAVE to make lemonade. You can just BE WITH the lemons. Let me explain…
mindfulness: informed by research, grounded in practice
Left Brain Buddha is about living and parenting mindfully, joyfully, and thought-fully, especially in left-brain, analytical lives.
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Teaching is amazing. And hard. Mindfulness is a valuable tool for teachers as we do this difficult work. Get started with these mantras for teachers!
We hear about mindfulness everywhere these days… but what is it? And how do we do it?
“If the Earth were your body, you would be able to feel the many areas where it is suffering.” Thich Nhat Hanh Oh, the world is hurting right now. Our flags seem to be perpetually at half mast. We can barely process one tragedy before we receive news of another. . . Orlando, Dallas, Nice, […]
Mindfulness — paying attention to the present moment with curiosity and acceptance — is a perfect “secular sacred” practice. We focus on the NOW with reverence, for this moment will never arise again. When the NOW is SET APART in this way, we can see clearly — and we can choose skillful and compassionate action.
Are the cries of “I’m bored!!!” getting to you? Check out this list of 10 mindful activities you can do with your kids during the dog days of summer!
There may not be much in the news right now that’s making you smile, but you have, right now, the gift of a new day, of another twenty-four hours. What will you do with them? How will you be in the world today?
As those of us in the United States honor the 240th anniversary of our declaration of independence, of the founding of our nation, it’s perhaps a good time to pause and consider how we continue the ongoing conversation that was begun in 1776.
Did you know you’re a screenwriter? Don’t believe me? Well, I bet right now, you are writing a script. It might read something like… SCENE: A calm Monday morning. The mindful and compassionate main character opens her computer browser to read a blog post about mindfulness while drinking an exactly-perfect-temperature coffee. The house is quiet. The […]
Compassion, empathy, and generosity are as much a part of human nature as self-preservation. What if we taught that to our kids?
What it means to follow your bliss, and what happens when you do.
Mindfulness by the numbers
the year Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) debuted at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, bringing secular mindfulness to the west
weeks of mindfulness practice demonstrated to improve immune functioning & increase gray matter in the brain in areas associated with concentration & empathy
number of thoughts you will likely have today (you could have as many as 70,000!)
amount of your happiness researchers say is directly in your control
number of clinical studies suggesting mindfulness meditation reduces stress and anxiety
how much more likely you are to be in good cardiovascular health if you practice mindfulness
number of minutes in 2016: how many will you be present for?