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
“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
December can easily be seen as a month of great generosity. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition for ‘generosity’ is: the quality of being kind and generous. The meaning of ‘generous’ is to show a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected. What’s your definition of generosity?
There is actually a “Science of Generosity ...Continue Reading → Share