Yearly Archives: 2011

Seeing and Being Seen

Here is one of the many insightful anecdotes we receive from our teachers: “Carlos could not sit still. When teaching mindfulness in his classroom, I’d get his attention for one moment and then literally within seconds he was turning around to talk to the person behind him. This happened continuously. I work with up to […]

Using Mindfulness to Change Habits

These days we frequently see wonderful and inspiring quotes, like: “Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.” “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” For a few moments, we enjoy the wisdom, but soon we are naturally whisked back to our busy lives… and […]

Mindful Eating

Life continually presents us with opportunities to apply mindfulness to our many activities. One particularly fun activity to apply mindfulness to is eating. It’s something you can easily try by yourself at your next meal, and even with friends or family. If you have kids, it’s a great one to try with them. One way […]

Mindfulness is More Than Just Breathing

It’s easy to mistake mindfulness for breathing; often we attempt to remain focused on the breath for extended periods; instructors are continually redirecting us to our breath; in short instructions it is suggested to simply stay with your breathing; breathing often makes us feel calm. At first glance we might say, “mindfulness is about breathing.” […]

Why Mindfulness is Worth Practicing

Mindfulness is a skill that requires cultivation, in the same way that academics, our vocation, sports, or music do. Because mindfulness involves the mind, most people tend not to think of it in these terms. But in reality, there are a number of useful parallels we can make, particularly to our hobbies. Understanding these parallels […]