Parenting & Family

Mindfulness at home.

The Science Behind Compassion – Marvelous Mirror Neurons

Did you know that humans (and a few other select mammals) are equipped with something called mirror neurons?  Mirror neurons are what allow us to have empathy – the ability to feel what others are feeling. If you don’t believe in mirror neurons watch this clip of Sargent Bill Hawes…

Be Tremendously Gentle

Be Tremendously Gentle

Gentleness is an inside job.  Start your week with this ten minute meditation led by Pema Chodron.  Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun who has published dozens of books and lectures on mindfulness.  Her teaching style is down to earth and easily digestible for the average house holder (here…

Can Parents be Mindful?

If you’re anything like me (I have four kids between the ages of eight and twenty) going to the bathroom regularly is a challenge, never mind trying to meditate on a regular basis.  But parents, don’t despair!    Many meditation masters are now saying that even a five or ten-minute mindful break,…