by Carol Hendershot
Developing a meditation practice can have a powerful impact on our lives, relationships, and well-being. And, it can be challenging and difficult!
I know it was for me; I can’t tell you how many ...Continue Reading → Share
Mindfulness means different things to different people. For some, it is a means for reducing stress or calming their anxious minds. For others, it is a way to help with the symptoms of chronic illness. Many people use it as a way to feel more engaged in and curious about life. It is viewed in some circles as a way to increase focus ...Continue Reading → Share
I was not born with a strong patience gene. Before mindfulness, I was always in a hurry. I would honk at cars in the wrong lane, tap my toe in check-out lines, finish peoples’ sentences, and huff and puff when my computer wouldn’t load.
Every year on December 31, I spend some time reflecting on the past year. And then, like a lot of you, I look forward to what I want to accomplish in the next 365 days. There is never any lack of possible projects to take on, but this year my focus is different.
This year I want to focus on discovering my ...Continue Reading → Share
“I meditate so that my mind can’t complicate my life.” Sri Chinmoy
When I realized that our theme this month was “Making Practice Enjoyable,” I felt a stab of fear. Communicating the joy of meditation to people who are just beginning to meditate felt really daunting.
Don’t get me wrong; I love meditation, once I get on my cushion. But, ...Continue Reading → Share
One of the most common statements I hear at the beginning of my mindful eating classes is “I can’t stop eating because it tastes so good even when I’m full.” My question is “Are you listening to your belly or to your mind?” After a short pause, I hear “From my mind!”
People get it. They can immediately ...Continue Reading → Share
“To the beginner there are many possibilities, to the expert, few.” Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
It’s December 31 and I haven’t made even one New Year’s resolution yet. It’s not that haven’t thought about it, actually that’s all I’ve been thinking about today.
Some of the possible candidates have included: losing 5 pounds, sending out ...Continue Reading → Share