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 – 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 control it, is a skill that can be helpful in all aspects of . . .
I have been thinking a lot about joy lately; how to create it, access it and awaken it. One of the key benefits of mindfulness is the ability to cultivate and create more joy in our lives; to reclaim your joy if you have lost it along the way. One of my favorite meditation teachers, James Baraz, calls Mindfulness “the basic tool for a joyful life.” I don't believe we find joy. I believe . . .