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.

Letting Go Project Day Eleven ~ Let Go of Great Expectations

Today, don’t let the great get in the way of the good.  So often we have such great expectations for ourselves and our loved ones that we forget to see the good. What does this look like?  Not having any peace of mind at all until you have reached a…

Letting Go Project Day Four ~ Vow to Let Go

Wait a minute – vow –  That sounds pretty serious. Don’t panic! What we’d like you to do today is focus on why you are practicing letting go.  Remember, the goal is to come to the end of the thirty day challenge feeling more joy and renewed energy to focus…

Mindful Breathing Demonstration

Watch this short video with Karen Fabian of bare bones yoga.  These breathing exercises will make you feel instantly calmer, and they’re great to practice before a formal meditation session, or in a pinch if you are feeling agitated.  (NOTE:  Click on ‘playlist’ at the bottom of the video, scroll…

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…

Why Happiness is Unselfish

Why Happiness is Unselfish

Many of us received the message in our formative years that the pursuit of happiness was synonomous with greed and selfishness.  On the contrary, practicing happiness, and attending to our own contentment has a positvie ripple effect that impacts everyone we come in contact with. Happiness – a working defintion…

More Help for Fostering Self-Compassion

More Help for Fostering Self-Compassion

As we continue to move into the busyness of fall, we will continue our focus on self-compassion.  We have recently updated our forum to make it a true community of mindfulness practitioners.  We are looking forward to communicating with mindful hubsters from all over the world!  Our forum has a…

Be Kinder Toward Yourself and Others – Using Self-Compassion as Motivation

Be Kinder Toward Yourself and Others – Using Self-Compassion as Motivation

Looking for motivation to jump-start your mindfulness practice this fall?  Try self-compassion.  On the face of it, self-compassion might seem like the ultimate in selfishness, especially in a culture that is constantly shouting at us to do more and be better. On the contrary, practicing self-compassion is the the fastest…

Countering ‘cringe syndrome’ – Mindful Embarrassment

Countering ‘cringe syndrome’ – Mindful Embarrassment

We make mistakes.  We say stupid things, get mad, angry.  In spite of our best intentions, we do things to hurt others – and ourselves.  I personally don’t have to look back past last week to think of something I said that can cause me to cringe right here as…

Countering 'cringe syndrome' – Mindful Embarrassment

Countering 'cringe syndrome' – Mindful Embarrassment

We make mistakes.  We say stupid things, get mad, angry.  In spite of our best intentions, we do things to hurt others – and ourselves.  I personally don’t have to look back past last week to think of something I said that can cause me to cringe right here as…

Gratitude Challenge – Day Ten:  Unplug

Gratitude Challenge – Day Ten: Unplug

Today I’m grateful for the the opportunity to unplug as I spend Mother’s Day weekend with my daughter. We invite you to unplug today, no matter who you are with, and be grateful for the found time. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

Gratitude Challenge – Day seven: Motivation

  Here’s to motivation!  That burst of mindfulness that says “no more,” “Let’s do it!,” even “I think I need help.”  Wherever that energy comes from be grateful for it!  What motivates you?  Share with us. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!