Effective Caregiving

Mindful Monday – December 11, 2017 In my practice, I see a lot of caregivers. There are many different types of caregivers, but I specifically see many parents who are caring for adolescent or adult children with disabilities and mental illnesses. I feel a deep respect these folks because although their struggles bear some similaritiesContinue reading “Effective Caregiving”

Mindful Monday – October 16, 2017

“The biggest cause of suffering is being here, and wishing you were somewhere else.” – Ajahn Brahm  We all spend a lot of time thinking about the past, and worrying about the future. Sometimes this can be helpful, if thinking about the past is helping us heal, and if worrying about the future is helpingContinue reading “Mindful Monday – October 16, 2017”

A Note on Mantras

Traditionally, a mantra is a sound used in Buddhism or Hinduism to ground the self in stillness during meditation. The sounds used are sacred, and the one you may have heard of, “om,” is the most sacred of all. You can learn more about the meaning behind “om” in this HuffPo article. A mantra canContinue reading “A Note on Mantras”

You are here: An Introduction to Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? Many people think that mindfulness is sitting and thinking about nothing. To most of us, that sounds boring and hard. Good news! There is more to mindfulness than that. Mindfulness is intentionally being aware of what is happening in the present moment. There are many different ways to practice it aside from traditional meditation. Beginners often findContinue reading “You are here: An Introduction to Mindfulness”