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mindful living

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED: An evening with mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED: An evening with mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness for everyone Last April, I spent an evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the biologist and mindfulness teacher who gave a public...
January 18, 2017 × 0 comments

meditation

MEDITATION FOR “DUMMIES”: All it takes is two minutes of your time

MEDITATION FOR “DUMMIES”: All it takes is two minutes of your time

So what is meditation, really? People always ask me, “What exactly is meditation?” It’s not rocket science. It’s not something...
January 18, 2017 × 0 comments

mind-body

BREATHE BETTER, LIVE BETTER: The crucial role of breath in a Yoga practice

BREATHE BETTER, LIVE BETTER: The crucial role of breath in a Yoga practice

It’s a clear winter morning. As I look at the blue sky and the leafless branches quivering in the wind, I enjoy a relaxing, deep...
January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

METACOGNITION AND MINDFULNESS: Moving beyond exercises and techniques to reach a deeper level of consciousness

METACOGNITION AND MINDFULNESS: Moving beyond exercises and techniques to reach a deeper level of consciousness

Metacognition and the mind Metacognition is a term used by psychologists that refers to thinking about thinking: thinking about our...
January 4, 2017 × 0 comments

performing arts

MUSIC, MOOD, AND MINDFULNESS: How music works its magic on us

MUSIC, MOOD, AND MINDFULNESS: How music works its magic on us

Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier (24)” streams at 29 percent volume while I write this. My go-to writing music, Baroque, floats...
November 30, 2016 × 3 comments

meditation

MINDFUL BREATHING: Exploring why it’s the core element of meditation

MINDFUL BREATHING: Exploring why it’s the core element of meditation

The following has been excerpted from Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live, in which psychiatrist...
October 26, 2016 × 1 comment

slow living

SIN OR VIRTUE: A look at laziness from Thich Nhat Hanh’s perspective

SIN OR VIRTUE: A look at laziness from Thich Nhat Hanh’s perspective

The following has been excerpted from spiritual teacher Joseph Emet’s latest book, Finding the Blue Sky, in which he writes...
October 4, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

spiritual practices

PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Are these two practices really that different?

PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Are these two practices really that different?

The following has been excerpted from Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science, in which...
September 19, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

personal growth

DEPRESSION & SUICIDE: Being mindful and accepting of the pain of the dark days

DEPRESSION & SUICIDE: Being mindful and accepting of the pain of the dark days

Part of mindfulness practice is to have a nonjudgmental acceptance of how things are, right now, in this very moment. Seems simple...
August 15, 2016 × 1 comment

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