Alignment and Posture of the Body when Meditating.

“In sitting on the meditation cushion and assuming the meditation posture, we connect ourselves with the present moment in this body and on this earth.”   Jack Kornfield Many people come to meditation to help their minds and are surprised when they learn...

Clarity and Intention of your Mindfulness Practice

When we come to sit for a meditation practice, we begin by stating our motivation.  And we do this, in part, because it helps the mind.  When we practice, we give the mind a place to rest, an anchor.  And this place of rest, is the body breathing. We do this for a few...

What is the Anchor Point in Mindfulness?

What is an anchor in mindfulness? At the beginning of meditation practice, we give our minds an anchor. The mind needs an anchor, otherwise, it will engage in the narratives and thought-loops that come up.If you imagine the mind as a small bird who is flying around...

Listening is a Superpower

Listening is a rare superpower.  This was said to me by a meditation teacher halfway through a ten-day silent retreat. Listening to someone else, giving them your attention is a great act of love and respect.  Listening to yourself is just as important. Yet it can be...

Five Ways to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

We all fall into habits of attention and inattention, which result in not being present in our everyday lives.  Introducing small, new habits can help us. 1:  Allow your Mind to Wander Mind-wandering isn’t a problem.  When we sit in formal meditation practice, our...

March Calendar

Articles, Exercises and More 1st – Have you signed up to our free Morning Meditation? 2nd – Questions to Ask Yourself 3rd – How can I Change when I don’t know WHY? 4th – The Vagus Nerve 5th – Self-Compassionate Letter Writing 6th...