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How much to pack into the stream of life?

How much to pack into the stream of life?

Dan Siegal talks about the “river of wellness.”  On one bank we have rigidity.  This is behavior that is inflexible, guarded, unforgiving.  On the other bank we have It’s hard to swim in the middle of the river if we try to pack too much into the stream of life….

Hold on to your summer mellow

Hold on to your summer mellow

 Don’t let the busy fall season and the upcoming holidays harsh your summer mellow.  Keep it going with ten minutes of  Mindfulness Daily.    

On Getting Approval

On Getting Approval

Recently, I shared an Instagram photo and quote by Yogi Bhajan on the mindful hub Facebook page. you can see it bellow. I received many responses from mindful hub readers.  I wondered why it struck such a chord, but then I remembered that we are deeply social animals.  Whether we…

New Media to Boost your Mindfulness Practice this Summer!

New Media to Boost your Mindfulness Practice this Summer!

There’s still plenty of summer left to dive into a good book, watch a family-friendly movie, or practice mindfulness with renowned teachers. Get back to nature with Barkskins, a new novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx’s (The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain) latest novel. Barkskins gives readers a history lesson on deforestation and…

You Already Know This Stuff

You Already Know This Stuff

As you practice the stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive behavior techniques found at mindful hub its helpful to remember that you already know this stuff. You are not an anxious person trying to learn how to be calm.  You are a calm person who has spent too much time practicing…

Your Rapt Attention

Your Rapt Attention

The greatest gift you can give someone is your rapt attention.  “Rapt” someone you love today! Here’s how:  Take a deep breath, pay full attention to the one who is asking for your attention. When thoughts of “I have other things I need to be doing” or “I don’t really…

Feed Your Head – Four Key Brain Boosting Nutrients

Feed Your Head – Four Key Brain Boosting Nutrients

There is no getting around it.  What you put in your body affects your mental clarity as well as your physical health.  This, of course, will directly affect your mindfulness practice.  Food and mood – it’s for real. I could probably write volumes about diet and mind, but I’d like…

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….

Parenting through a relapse:  Addiction, compassion, and mindfulness

Parenting through a relapse: Addiction, compassion, and mindfulness

Watching a child struggle with addiction is devastating and deciding how to help an addicted child is one of the most anguish-provoking processes a parent can go through. Like running a marathon, standing by a child trying to break free from addiction requires deliberate, purposeful, ongoing self-care.  The good news is that…