Happy New Year! I hope you are enjoying these first weeks of 2018. Are you interested in starting a mindfulness meditation practice in the new year? As I’ve seen from students in my mindfulness courses, one of the most pressing questions newbie meditators often ask is, “How do you find time to . . .
The holidays can be a magical time. They can also leave us tired and overwhelmed. One thing is for sure: Regardless of whether you celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, or all of the above the holidays are a time when you most likely experience a sense of awe. Awe is an emotion . . .
The end of a year can bring with it a lot of mixed emotions. It can be a great time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments, cultivate gratitude, and set new goals for the new year ahead. However, I don’t know about you, but the end of the year can also be a time when self-criticism can take . . .
Whether you are starting a new job, digging into a new volunteer project, or have become a new parent, the new year is a great time to cultivate an intention of radical self-care. It might feel impossible to take a few moments to fill up your "well" or to find a little “me time”. Especially if . . .
I have been thinking a lot about joy lately: how to create it, access it, and awaken it. One of the common questions I get asked from students in my mindfulness courses is how to find more joy in everyday life. This is an important question because nourishing ourselves with joy is essential. . . .
Be present in the moment. It sounds so simple, right? Yet it is actually very difficult for most of us to do. More often than not we are either ruminating about the past or planning for the future. We all understand the benefits of living in the present moment, such as reducing stress, feeling . . .