Better Sleep

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

Rewild Yourself

Rewild Yourself

This spring I read two books that have motivated me to increase my time in nature.  Not that I needed any more motivation, having just finished a five-year stint in private practice just outside of Boston.  This was a great personal and professional experience in many ways, but an hour-long…

Make Napping the New Black

The other day I mentioned that I felt guilty after taking a nap.  Luckily I have some kind friends who answered with loving responses, encouraging me to rest.  If only our culture would do the same.  If only we were allowed, like bears, to turn off our metabolism, tuck in…

Mindful Habits for Better Sleep

Mindful Habits for Better Sleep

Sleep is one of the best things you can do for a healthy mind and healthy body. During sleep, your blood pressure drops, your muscles relax, your tissues grow and repair, hormones are regulated and energy is restored. Despite the benefits, many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep….

Rick Hanson on Letting Go

The practices — simple actions inside your mind — light up neural networks of deep well-being and resilience. And because “neurons that fire together, wire together,” each time you do a practice, it strengthens key neural circuits like building a muscle in the gym. Each practice is grounded in modern…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 27~ Let go of bad news

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 27~ Let go of bad news

Are you a news junkie?  Do you feel like you are going to miss something important if you don’t read a paper every day?  Observing how much time you spend each day ingesting negative, upsetting, and just plain scary news is a great mindfulness exercise.  Whether it’s the New York Times,…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 19 ~ A little bit of yoga, a big letting go

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 19 ~ A little bit of yoga, a big letting go

Welcome to day two of our letting go weekend retreat.  I hope you allowed yourself to let go of your regular weekend routine yesterday, even just a little, and took some time to use Karen’s letting go yoga suggestions.  If you missed yesterday, no problem!  It’s not too late to…

Mindful Breathing 

Breathing techniques that help balance energy, improve concentration, and promote clarity.