mindfulness practice

mindfulness practice

DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: When mindfulness is not enough to undo hurt

DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: When mindfulness is not enough to undo hurt

Growing up in an abusive home creates dysfunction long after the surviving children have moved out and tried to move on. I, being the...
September 11, 2016 × 2 comments

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 belief...
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

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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 pull...
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 for...
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 been...
May 5, 2015 × 0 comments

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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 I meditate....
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 list....
April 20, 2015 × 1 comment

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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 and...
November 16, 2014 × 1 comment