You know it's time for change. You've set everything up: a new diet or exercise plan, a proposed budget, a schedule of counseling appointments, a new program to discipline your children or spend quality time with your spouse. All your hope is riding on the new plan... How do you expect change to happen?
Many people affirm that daily mindful practices make a big difference in their lives: they feel less anxious, develop a growing sense of safety and security, and gain deeper personal insight from living more mindfully. Here's one you can start today.
What if we could give ourselves a mental tune-up on Labor Day (or any day)? Between heading to the pool or firing up the grill, what can we accomplish? Maybe we can think about something that will give more meaning and enjoyment to our holiday (and everyday) activities. […]
What might the woman in the cartoon be missing from life? She may be like a lot us - easily dismissing small moments that we take for granted.
What happens when you make a mistake? We've all experienced oops moments with varying degrees of severity: speeding tickets, burned toast, a missed bill payment, a forgotten birthday or school assignment. What do you notice when you make a mistake? Maybe your heart sinks and your gut churns. Perhaps your mind is flooded with unpleasant reminders of your error. Too often mistakes can direct our focus to a narrow realm of negative possibilities.
"In the sky, there is no distinction between east and west, people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true" (Buddha). When I look up in the sky from my front yard, I see no indications of direction. Taking a few steps down my driveway, I see a somewhat rusty reminder of [...]