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TRIPLE EMPTY NEST: Empowering exercises to find your way back to self

TRIPLE EMPTY NEST: Empowering exercises to find your way back to self

We were known as the Sandwich Generation—taking care of teens as well as taking care of our elderly parents. Then most of us...
May 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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DAYENU: Mindfully and critically examining the mindless status quo

DAYENU: Mindfully and critically examining the mindless status quo

The inheritances we carry Just like any mother, I didn’t want to make any mistakes—minor or crippling. So when it came...
May 11, 2016 × 2 comments

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MINDFUL CONVERSATIONS: Finding space for a mindful conversation in a technology dependent world

MINDFUL CONVERSATIONS: Finding space for a mindful conversation in a technology dependent world

We live in a world that, in part thanks to technology, is slowly losing the ability for having conversations that matter and therefore...
April 5, 2016 × 1 comment

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HOW TO LOVE MINDFULLY: Just ask a dog!

HOW TO LOVE MINDFULLY: Just ask a dog!

The term “mindfulness” can seem confusing. Isn’t the point of meditation to get out of one’s mind? To move past the endless...
February 29, 2016 × 1 comment

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CHASING THE DREAM: Living for the future prevents appreciating the present

CHASING THE DREAM: Living for the future prevents appreciating the present

We’re inundated with messages of chasing and living the dream. The exhilarating life overseas, finding our purpose or the...
February 23, 2016 × 0 comments

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MINDFULLY AWARE: It is time to pay more attention

MINDFULLY AWARE: It is time to pay more attention

It’s time for a pause in my teaching, which means that most of the students and I leave the lecture hall for fresh air, coffee...
January 24, 2016 × 0 comments

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RELATIONSHIP OF AGING: 8 tips for a better parent / child relationship as parents age

RELATIONSHIP OF AGING: 8 tips for a better parent / child relationship as parents age

Watching parents age is tough. Watching your divorced and still single parents age is heartbreaking. Not once did it ever cross...
January 17, 2016 × 3 comments

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MINDFULNESS AND THE MEDIA: 10 strategies for being a conscious media consumer

MINDFULNESS AND THE MEDIA: 10 strategies for being a conscious media consumer

The time you spend on your digital devices watching TV and movies or browsing the Internet can really enrich your life—or not!...
November 19, 2015 × 1 comment

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INNER SIMPLICITY: Clearing clutter is a temporary fix, what matters most is changing our inner state through mindfulness

INNER SIMPLICITY: Clearing clutter is a temporary fix, what matters most is changing our inner state through mindfulness

The idea of simplifying pulls at me all the time lately. I’m tempted to clear my schedule and devote the remainder of the...
November 9, 2015 × 1 comment