mindfulness

mindful living

BARELY THERE: Living naturally without clothes

BARELY THERE: Living naturally without clothes

My family and my very close friends well know my decades-long relationship to clothes—I am not a comfortable carrier of textiles....
March 25, 2015 × 0 comments

mindful living

OBSERVATION AND CURIOSITY: Mindful travel through the eyes of a child

OBSERVATION AND CURIOSITY: Mindful travel through the eyes of a child

Is there such as thing as mindful traveling with children? I didn’t think it was possible until my recent travel experience...
February 16, 2015 × 0 comments

mindful living

MINDFUL FROM 9-5: Four ways to work mindfully

MINDFUL FROM 9-5: Four ways to work mindfully

As members of the working world, you know firsthand that every job comes with its share of stress, but it’s how you handle the...
January 20, 2015 × 0 comments

mindfulness practice

BEYOND MINDFULNESS: How to cultivate awareness without detachment

BEYOND MINDFULNESS: How to cultivate awareness without detachment

For many years I practiced mindfulness meditation as a Buddhist monk. For hours each day I paid careful attention to the coming...
November 16, 2014 × 0 comments

mindful living

CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

What would our lives be like if we wore a crown of petals instead of a crown of thorns? What would it feel like to believe that...
November 9, 2014 × 1 comment

mindful living

COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

A number of years ago, I was walking down the street in Manhattan when I happened to pass a pricey new restaurant. My ego started...
September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

mindfulness practice

ROAD TRIP! 4 ways to practice mindful driving

ROAD TRIP! 4 ways to practice mindful driving

Summer offers a wealth of opportunities to incorporate meditation into daily activities. Most of these are enjoyable, such as...
July 18, 2014 × 4 comments

mindful living

MINDFUL UNEMPLOYMENT: Staying aware in stressful times

MINDFUL UNEMPLOYMENT: Staying aware in stressful times

Jon Kabat-Zinn says that mindfulness “means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”...
June 20, 2014 × 2 comments

mindfulness research

MEDITATION & MOLECULAR CHANGE: Study finds intensive mindfulness meditation can alter gene expression

MEDITATION & MOLECULAR CHANGE: Study finds intensive mindfulness meditation can alter gene expression

MADISON – With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand...
May 7, 2014 × 2 comments