“Wherever you are is the entry point” - Kabir Starting a mindfulness practice is different for everyone. Some people start by creating time in their day for a formal sitting meditation practice. Others decide they are sick and tired of scarfing down their food at lunch and try instead to be a bit more mindful while eating. Others simply look up and around and start to notice the world around them as they walk to work. Whatever the entry . . .
Meditating is one of the most powerful things I have learned. It is a key practice that lays a foundation for a mindful life. Meditation is a way to train and strengthen your mind, much like training and strengthening your muscles when you go to the gym. Your ability to be aware of and to recognize what the mind is engaging with — and choose how you respond — is a skill that can be helpful in all aspects of life, from the workplace to . . .
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 you are a new parent, like I am, “me time” may seem like a distant memory. It can help to remember that self-care is not selfish. In fact, self-care . . .