Young Adults

This year mindful hub will have a special focus on the unique needs of millennial young adults. Check back often to view excerpts from Donna Torney’s forthcoming book, Center Points for Young Adults: Building identity, intimacy, and youthful wisdom through contemplative practices.

Don’t Let August Pass You By

Don’t Let August Pass You By

Late summer is a great time to reflect.  With mindfulness, you can notice the subtle turning of the seasons, practice gratitude for the harvest of the fields, and make the most of the remaining lazy days of summer. Have you let yourself savor the long summer days?  There’s still time…

Don't Let August Pass You By

Don't Let August Pass You By

Late summer is a great time to reflect.  With mindfulness, you can notice the subtle turning of the seasons, practice gratitude for the harvest of the fields, and make the most of the remaining lazy days of summer. Have you let yourself savor the long summer days?  There’s still time…

App Review:  Calm and Calm.com

App Review: Calm and Calm.com

Here at mindful hub we are all about making mindfulness accessable to busy people.  Every so often we like to highlight an app, a CD or a book that helps with the mindfulness habit.   Calm is a simple but informative app that has a sister website, calm.com.  Together these…

Remove the frame:  A visualization to Help Gain Perspective

Remove the frame: A visualization to Help Gain Perspective

Taking a break from the daily details to look at the big picture can help you feel less bogged down with routine hassles. Try this quick visualization if you feel overwhelmed or obsessed with a particular problem: 1.  Take a few deep belly breaths. 2.  Focus your attention on the…

What is Time For?

What is Time For?

What is time for?  This may be a magical minfulness question that can help you land back in your body if you are feeling out-of-sorts. Consider the following thought streams: “argh!  I’m never going to have time to clean the house.” “gasp!  I’m already dreading this week.” “I’m so glad…

Don't wait for perfection to celebrate

Don't wait for perfection to celebrate

“When I get that raise, then I can relax.”  “When my son is doing better in school…..”, “When my health improves….”   Do these story lines run through your head?  If they do, consider how they are taking you out of the present moment. On your road to “some day”…

Don’t wait for perfection to celebrate

Don’t wait for perfection to celebrate

“When I get that raise, then I can relax.”  “When my son is doing better in school…..”, “When my health improves….”   Do these story lines run through your head?  If they do, consider how they are taking you out of the present moment. On your road to “some day”…

A Mindfulness Maximization Grocery List

A Mindfulness Maximization Grocery List

In our last post we listed a few key nutrients that boost your powers of attention.  Now it’s time to turn our attention to our mindfulness grocery list. When shopping for your mindfulness diet it’s helpful to think in terms of energy and mood management as opposed to weight loss….

Flow in the middle of the River

Flow in the middle of the River

One way to envision mindfulness and healthy balance, author Dan Siegal writes in his book, Mindsight, is to picture yourself flowing in the middle of a river, with one riverbank signifying chaos and the other signifying rigidity.  A chaotic mind tends toward impulsivity and compulsion, when expressed at its worst…