mindfulness practice

mindfulness practice

THE GIFT OF MINDFULNESS: The ability to be present in both joy and pain with gratitude

THE GIFT OF MINDFULNESS: The ability to be present in both joy and pain with gratitude

For the last fifteen years of my life I have been a spiritual wanderer. In my early twenties I left the fundamentalist Christian...
June 13, 2016 × 5 comments

mindfulness practice, nutrition

AWAY WITH GLUTTONY!: What I learned about mindful eating during my stay with Hare Krishnas

AWAY WITH GLUTTONY!: What I learned about mindful eating during my stay with Hare Krishnas

Argentina, the land of cattle ranches and parillas (steakhouses), and yet there I was at a Hare Krishna Eco Yoga Farm eating vegan...
May 1, 2016 × 7 comments

mindfulness practice

MINDFULLY IN LINE: How to change actions through recognition, acceptance and appreciation

MINDFULLY IN LINE: How to change actions through recognition, acceptance and appreciation

Events in life tend to pull us down. Whether a tough business client or a rough patch in a relationship, it’s challenging to...
December 3, 2015 × 1 comment

mindfulness practice

People Are a Lot Like Blotting Paper

People Are a Lot Like Blotting Paper

Once a quintessential tool used when ink was the doorway to the written word, blotting paper is a highly absorbent material used...
September 30, 2015 × 2 comments

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CONTEMPLATIONS ON SILENCE: In Silence I hear the sound of myself

CONTEMPLATIONS ON SILENCE: In Silence I hear the sound of myself

For the last month and a half, I’ve been spending a lot of my time in silence. After incurring a broken ankle, I’ve...
May 5, 2015 × 0 comments

mindfulness practice

THIS TOO SHALL PASS: The wisdom of seeing everything as temporary

THIS TOO SHALL PASS: The wisdom of seeing everything as temporary

Open heart, open mind. Open the doors and throw open the windows. Those are the two intentions I set for myself every day when...
May 4, 2015 × 3 comments

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THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO: Why bother meditating?

THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO: Why bother meditating?

I’ve been meditating for many years but there are still days when I feel like it’s something I need to tick off the to-do...
April 20, 2015 × 1 comment

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 × 1 comment

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 × 5 comments