… and what it is, I think, is pretty clear. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a day-long retreat and workshop led by Jon Kabat-Zinn (who developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the late 1970s). I also attended his lecture at the University of Minnesota the […]
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The holidays may be “the most wonderful time of the year” and “the hap-happiest season of all,” but sometimes all the marshmallow toasting and parties for hosting and excessive snow-blowing leave us … less than glowing. We officially launch the holiday season this week — Thanksgiving, Black Fri- Thursday?, gay happy meetings, and lots of good eatings. […]
When the world breaks our heart, the “easy” response is to want to break the world right back. To blame, to scapegoat, to demand revenge. But I think practicing mindfulness means we’ve accepted the challenge to help heal the world.
Gratitude is NOT just an attitude — it is a practice to cultivate. These tips will help you start a gratitude practice, and sustain it when it’s hard.
a personal post about how my life journey is coming full circle this month
Sometimes, it actually IS hard to be a kid! Here are some things I’ve learned about compassionate parenting, especially in those moments when it’s tough!
Anyone who knows me knows I love Target. Not even a credit card security breach keeps me from making my weekly pilgrimage to this mecca, which for me is actually located in a city named Medina, as I hunt down and gather the necessary items for my family’s survival. Oh, how my less-evolved ancestors would […]
Got Kindness? The more I research and learn about the practices that lead to joyful, meaningful, and satisfying living, the more I am convinced that the single most important virtue, and practice, we can cultivate is COMPASSION. When we are kind to ourselves and others, life is so much easier! When we have meaningful connections […]
My son started kindergarten this year, and I was THRILLED (to say the least) to learn that his teacher is introducing the kids to a different mindful breathing practice each week. (The breathing strategies are from the Conscious Discipline model developed by Dr. Becky Bailey). For a while now, my son and I have ended […]
What new mothers need… and some exciting new things around here to try to meet those needs!