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Use Mindfulness to Cope with a Health Scare

Use Mindfulness to Cope with a Health Scare

A Cancer diagnosis is surely one of life’s greatest challenges.  Take a look at our worksheet on coping with a cancer diagnosis .  These mindful tips will help calm your nervous system, encouraging  your body heal. Use our search button to learn more about mindfulness basics. We wish you twenty minutes…

Why Kids Need Yoga

Why Kids Need Yoga

Kids are people too!  Read the great article by contributing writer and yoga teacher Karen Fabian.  Get in touch with Karen at bare bones yoga for more information on helping your child manage stress with yoga: I just got done teaching a kid’s yoga class and I am so inspired,…

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anger

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anger

One of the best reasons for having a regular mindfulness practice is that you will be able to access calm when you need it – like when you’re on a long car ride with your kids and they’re in the back seat swatting each other and you’re about to blow…

Mindless French Toast

Mindless French Toast

One of the best ways to describe mindfulness is to look at moments of ordinary mindlessness. I woke up on autopilot one day this week and instead of taking the time to intentionally start my day with some stretching or meditation I decided to make french toast. There is nothing…

Mediocrity 101

Mediocrity 101

A friend of mine jokes that we could all use a course in mediocrity – mediocrity 101, if you will, where we allow ourselves, even enjoy, the process of dabbling in something, doing it half-way. Mediocre –  What thoughts come up for you when you hear the word?  For most of…

Black Friday Alternatives:  Emotional prep for the holidays

Black Friday Alternatives: Emotional prep for the holidays

The Ghost of Christmas Past.   If you are already dreading this upcoming holiday season, maybe it is because you are mistaking it for last year – and last year wasn’t that much fun for you.  I sometimes wonder what would happen if holiday advertisements promoted getting ready for the season…

Mindfulness Can Make You Popular:  How to Get Your Teen to Meditate

Mindfulness Can Make You Popular: How to Get Your Teen to Meditate

Mindfulness can be a tough sell to teenagers – I once asked a teen-age client if she would be interested in borrowing a CD with a guided body-scan and other various mindfulness meditation instructions.  She told me if I gave her the CD she would smash it into a million…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 38 ~ Be where you’re standing

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 38 ~ Be where you’re standing

Direct experience practice has a cumulative effect that can help us have a better handle on our emotions, and even build stronger bonds with loved ones and our community. Many moments of direct experience add up to a life well lived. READ THIS PARAGRAPH, THEN LOOK AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN:…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 36 ~ Break free of the trance

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 36 ~ Break free of the trance

What is your favorite kind of trance???  Yesterday we talked about getting sucked into drama as a way of avoiding the reality of our own present moment.  What else puts you in a trance?  With all of the distractions available how can we even tell the difference between zoning out,…