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How to Regain Control of Your Life with Mindfulness Meditation

  • Posted on October 13, 2018 at 1:38 am

By Trevor McDonald

Have you experienced trauma in your life? What about hurt? Have you ever been deeply afraid of something? Every person on this earth can probably answer yes to at least one of these questions. With love and happiness comes adversity. Life is all about balance. But when you think about your greatest hurts, you probably don’t have to dig very deep. We tend to keep them right at the surface for easy access.

Overcoming the Fear of Meditation

  • Posted on March 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm

By Grace Sara

I’ve noticed that not many people address the problem of fearing meditation, because this is still a relatively unexplored subject. Many tend to focus on the popular issue of, “I can’t sit still while meditating. What are the alternatives to sitting?” However, what happens if you are too uncomfortable with silence, and do not have the courage to listen to your innermost thoughts?

Self-Compassion through Mindfulness

  • Posted on December 2, 2016 at 12:11 am

By Szymon

Do you consider yourself your own worst critic? Even the toughest condemnation from a stranger seldom surpasses the judgment people put on themselves. It takes considerable effort, mindfulness, and endurance to stop judging yourself.

You begin to lead a more fulfilling life, once you stop judging yourself. Accepting who you are, meditation, and loving yourself the same way you love your family are ways to stop the negative practice of self-judgment.

Don’t Have Time for Sitting Meditation? Try Mindfulness Driving Meditation

  • Posted on November 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

By Solan McCLean

I have always been attracted to meditation. I have had some success with practice when I was single, and before having children. Sitting meditation takes time. I also explored mindfulness meditation with a Vipassana teacher and found that it was the type of meditation that made the most sense to me.

Then life got lifey—a business, marriage, kids. I remember never having meaningful time to sit down in a quiet place for any amount of time to meditate, and guess what happened. I couldn’t put together a meaningful practice. So, it didn’t come to fruition for me. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. In fact, at one time I did make the time and it worked quite well.

What Is Mindfulness for Children?

  • Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm

By Donna K. Freeman

Mindfulness means “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn) It is an active process involving staying aware of the external environment and the internal bodily sensations in the present moment without judgment, positive or negative.

Children live in a world of being told what to do: what time to wake up, what to eat, where and when they have various activities, such as school, sports, music lessons, etc. This can lead to going through the motions of living without conscious awareness.

Enrich Your Life with a Beginner’s Mind

  • Posted on May 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

By Amira Posner

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki

The other day I went to get gelato. The café was jam packed, and the woman working the counter was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. I felt so impatient. There was such a long line and the café was clearly understaffed.

I noticed another person behind the counter, sitting and doing absolutely nothing. Finally, it was my turn and I couldn’t help but mention that the other employee should help out. The woman looked at me and gently said, “Oh, that’s my boyfriend. He shouldn’t even really be here.”

5 Tips for Starting a Mindfulness Meditation Practice, and Staying Motivated

  • Posted on January 2, 2016 at 12:43 am

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~ Buddha

Many people these days are starting a mindfulness meditation practice with great intentions and lots of enthusiasm. They’ve heard of the stress-reducing and other health benefits of the practice, and are eager to start meditating. However, few of them stay committed long-term. And those who don’t stick with it, will have a hard time dealing with stress in their lives.

There are several reasons why many people quit after a short period of time:

  • They don’t understand what mindfulness meditation is.
  • They’re not sure how to get started.
  • They don’t have a plan for following through.
  • They don’t have a support group.

How to Beat Holiday Stress with Mindfulness

  • Posted on December 5, 2015 at 1:02 am


“Life is available only in the present moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The holiday season is upon us and most of us are looking forward to enjoying the festivities, and spending quality time with loved ones. This is a time for sharing peace, love, and happiness. However, for many people the holidays have become a great source of stress.

We all have an idea of how events should unfold. So, in our desire to have everything go as planned, we create more stress for ourselves, and lose sight of what the holidays really mean. And as we become more stressed out, we pass that stress on to our loved ones, and end up needing a vacation after our vacation.

10 Misconceptions about Mindfulness Meditation

  • Posted on August 31, 2015 at 9:51 pm

By Charles A. Francis

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to Westerners.

Whenever I invite someone to our weekly meditation meeting, I am often met with some skepticism. I often hear things like “meditation is not for me,” or “I’m the type of person who can’t sit still.” While these are valid concerns, they are usually based on secondhand information, which is often inaccurate. And if you’re not meditating, you could be missing out on some of the benefits, such as better health, relationships, and personal fulfillment.