Better Sleep

Read about the latest in sleep science and how a mindfulness practice can help you get more ZZZs.

The Science and Art of Yogic Napping

Yoga nidra (which means “yogic sleep”) is an ancient form of deep relaxation.    When I first heard about yoga nidra I was skeptical, since I’ve  tried using different variations of the body scan over the years with little success.  Like a lot of people I have a hard time…

Anxiety is a Big Fat Liar!!

Anxiety is a Big Fat Liar!!

Learn more about befriending your nervous system by participating in the self-paced, science-based Foundations of Well-Being course taught by Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson.  Click on the box below for details: Anxiety is a dirty rotten Liar.  Well, most of the time.  If you’re about to rob a bank, or scream at your…

Using Mindfulness to Soften Social Anxiety

Shyness is painful at any age – and if you experience full-blown social anxiety, it can be devastating taking a toll on relationships, or stalling your education or career.  Even simple day-to-day activities, like exercising or eating in public can be difficult for someone with social anxiety.  If you suffer…

New Ideas for Better Sleep – Part II – Time out of time

New Ideas for Better Sleep – Part II – Time out of time

This weekend I spent some time at Camp O-AT-KA on Sebago Lake in Maine.  It’s a throw-back boys camp reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kindom (but no one escapes from Camp O-AT-KA so please send your boys!). At Camp O-AT-KA time is measured by bugle calls.  When I asked my…

Please Listen Carefully – Solutions Found in Silence

Please Listen Carefully – Solutions Found in Silence

Mindfulness Gives us the opportunity to ask, “what is the best thing to do in this moment?”  Open your heart, listen carefully to the wisdom inside you that has been forgotten.  It only takes a moment to stop and breathe.  Don’t ask, just listen.  It is amazing how the answer…

Press the Reset Button on Your Nervous System

We know a lot about stress and how it affects us, both mind and body.  So why do we ignore it and let it make us overweight, sick and prematurely old, especially when we can so easily press the reset button with a little bit of mindfulness meditation? Here’s what…