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.

Regaining a Sense of Safety:  A mindfulness exercise

Regaining a Sense of Safety: A mindfulness exercise

It’s easy to get caught up in feeling powerless.  All it takes is dwelling on something in your life that is not going your way.  Even if things are going pretty smoothly in your life right now, you might be thrown off kilter by looking at the events that the…

Lonely? Be Yourself

Lonely? Be Yourself

Having the courage to be your true self can be terrifying, yet we often block opportunities for true intimacy because of this fear. Never letting your guard down might give you the illusion of safety, but the armor we wear can also lead to isolation, a sense of loneliness, and…

Mindfulness in a Crisis

Mindfulness in a Crisis

We all face them.  Small bothersome ones and big earth-shattering ones.  Those sudden, unexpected events that change the natural order of our world.  Mindfulness can help during these times, helping us make better decisions, and trust in the unfolding of life.  Check out our new worksheet about using mindfulness to…

Holiday Money Stress

Holiday Money Stress

Mindfulness can bring ease to every part of your life – including your financial life.  Download our latest worksheet for tips for fighting back against the urge to overspend around the holidays – and take a look at Mind Over Money – an article posted last spring that addresses impulsive…

Over the River and Through the Woods – With Balance!

Over the River and Through the Woods – With Balance!

The holiday season is here, and for many of us, this means travel.  By plane, car or train, it gets us where we want to go but often we feel depleted before we reach our destination. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and happy on the road:…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 37 ~ Integrating ways of being

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 37 ~ Integrating ways of being

  Consider the different ways we can experience life – different aspects of our being that help us function…. until they don’t.  We can be cerebral and goal oriented, for instance, or we can be predominantly kinesthetic, placing the emphasis on our body and the five senses. There are other ways…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 35 ~ Letting go of drama

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 35 ~ Letting go of drama

We humans will go to great lengths to stay out of the present moment. The present moment terrifies us. We can be very ingenious with the variety of drama we create and cling to in order to stay away from the here-and-now. Today’s letting go exercise:  What kind of drama do you create…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 33 ~ Let it go or let it be?

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 33 ~ Let it go or let it be?

Some life events cause a distinct chasm –  on one side stands “before,”  on the other side “after.”  The deeper the chasm, the more desperately we my try to get back to “before.”  Chronic illness, a break-up, addiction, the death of a loved one.  When we can’t accept a situation…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 28 – Just for now, want nothing

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 28 – Just for now, want nothing

Just for now – want nothing Don’t wish to be someplace else Be where you are Don’t wish for more energy, or less Watch your breath rise and fall and watch your energy settle to where it needs to be Stop planning and remembering let thought disperse Like autumn leaves…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 16 ~ Let go of an old identity

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 16 ~ Let go of an old identity

This is not about a beauty make-over, But rather an inside make-over that might be long overdue.  It might be time to let  go of labels that you don’t want anymore, and maybe never even asked for.  How do you identify yourself? You might say “I’m the mother of two……