The Practices That Sustain Us

 

As a Center focused on teaching mindfulness, resilience, and self-compassion, we are in the business of supporting our community during the challenging times of life. Each of us has had a personal experience of the transformative power of mindfulness practice, and so we offer it outwardly as a gift with reverence and longing to help. Just like all human beings, we experience ...

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Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

by Carol Hendershot

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” M. Scott Peck

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered schools, closed restaurants, canceled events, disrupted travel, and changed our lives in both small and dramatic ...

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A Roadmap to Resilience

by Carol Hendershot

What is Resilience?

Resilience in nature is often defined as the ability to bend without breaking, or to return to an original condition. Resilience in human beings is the capacity to weather adversity, to encounter difficulty and to bounce back, and to even grow from our struggles. 

Resilience is important because no matter what we would ...

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Do Christianity and Mindfulness Go Together?

By Irene Kraegel, PsyD

Mindfulness & Christians

When I first started teaching mindfulness to students on the campus of a Christian university in 2013, I approached the topic with some trepidation. Would the community reject mindfulness as incongruent with Christian faith? Would I receive a deluge of emails from angry parents and freaked out students? Would there be suspicions and questions popping up ...

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What a Feel-Good T-Shirt Slogan Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

by Ashley Bovin

I’ve noticed a phrase floating around on the internet lately, on mugs and t-shirts for sale and colorful social media feeds, meant to promote a positive attitude: “No Bad Days.” 

The first few times I saw this phrase, I thought it was rather dismissive. I feel confident saying that I’ve had plenty of bad days in my life. And this trendy new ...

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Embrace Your Love of Food This Holiday Season

by Lori Schermers, RD

The holidays are filled with the warmth of love from family and friends, brilliant decorations, and an abundance of food and traditions. Many of us eagerly anticipate the traditional foods of the season while worrying about how to manage the numerous social events.

The stress of the holiday season combined with the abundance of seasonal foods, including desserts and treats, creates understandable challenges for eating ...

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The Gift of the Breath

by Carol Hendershot

“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes
If it were always a fist or always stretched open
You would be paralyzed
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding
As beautifully balanced as birdwings” Rumi


I remember the first time I felt my breath. No, it wasn’t as a child ...

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