Life Transition

Stay balanced through transitions – both joyful and stressful, cyclical or once-in-a-lifetime. A new job, retirement, a move to a new city, the end of a relationship, heading back to school, managing loss. These are times when mindfulness and other contemplative practices can be real allies.

Mindfulness and Goal Setting

Mindfulness and Goal Setting

Mindfulness can influence goals we set by giving them a more gentle, realistic and achievable tone.  Here are some mindfulness influenced tips and ideas for setting goals:  Resist letting perception shape your goals: We all have limiting beliefs about ourselves – bad habits of thought based on past failures – It’s…

Mindfulness And Addiction

Mindfulness And Addiction

Mindfulness is for everyone, even and especially those struggling with serious addiction.  Balance and happiness free from addiction can be cultivated with the right mindfulness exercises and by truly focusing on what is actually needed, rather than on what may have been eroneously learned by a hijacked dopamine system.  By figuring out what…

Your Personal Wellness Recipe

Your Personal Wellness Recipe

You will know when you are working with your personal wellness recipe when you feel fully engaged.  You may even lose track of time, and feel a sense of bliss that only one-pointed attention can bring.  This is taking meditation off the cushion and into your moment-to-moment existence. What do…

Gentle Resolutions

Gentle Resolutions

Midway through January, I find myself feeling a little irritated at all the calls for resolution and change including weight loss, money management and the cleanse hype.   Something almost feels a little abusive about pushing to make major change right after the busy holiday season.  It’s almost certainly a…

Use Mindfulness to Balance Seasonal Mood shifts

Use Mindfulness to Balance Seasonal Mood shifts

If you are one of many people whose mood and energy level shift with the seasons you know that the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can reak havoc with your social connections and your productivity.  Mindfulness can help you moderate these seasonal shifts.  Through mindfulness, you can develop a…

How Mindfulness Can Help You Reach a Goal

How Mindfulness Can Help You Reach a Goal

 Mindfulness can influence goals we set by giving them a more gentle, realistic and achievable tone.  Here are some mindfulness influenced tips and ideas for setting goals:  Resist letting perception shape your goals: We all have limiting beliefs about ourselves – bad habits of thought based on past failures – It’s…

Transition Time? Come Home to Mindfulness

Transition Time? Come Home to Mindfulness

It’s that time of year again – back to school, back to work, packing and unpacking.  It all adds up to a perfect opportunity to feel overwhelmed, ungrounded, and anxious.  This is a good time to remember mindfulness. It can be very easy to put your mindfulness practice on the…

Gratitude Challenge – Day Eighteen – "Catastrotunities"

Gratitude Challenge – Day Eighteen – "Catastrotunities"

It’s a catastrophe- no, it’s an opportunity -no….. It’s a castrotunity!  I admit I learned this term on a Disney cartoon my children where watching this morning.  With that disclaimer, today I am grateful for catastrotunies – life’s misfortunes that leave us devastated for a short while, but inevitably make…

Gratitude Challenge – Day Eighteen – “Catastrotunities”

Gratitude Challenge – Day Eighteen – “Catastrotunities”

It’s a catastrophe- no, it’s an opportunity -no….. It’s a castrotunity!  I admit I learned this term on a Disney cartoon my children where watching this morning.  With that disclaimer, today I am grateful for catastrotunies – life’s misfortunes that leave us devastated for a short while, but inevitably make…