Weekly Wisdom

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
– Viktor Frankl


Mindfulness and the Value of Being in the Present Moment

A Mindful Response to Being in the Present Moment

I recently read Ruth Whippman’s New York Times Sunday Review Opinion entitled, Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment.  Her thoughts inspired me to think deeply about the value of mindfulness and being in the present moment.  Together with some mindfulness teachers around the country, we have been sharing our thoughts in response to this article, which […]

Healthy Living

Joy on Demand

Joy on Demand

Our mindfulness practice helps us to be more present, awake and alive for life as it unfolds. We don’t practice to get better at meditating, we practice to be able to live more fully, deeply and openheartedly. Mindfulness helps us to be more aware of our inner world and how we respond to the world […]


School Stress: 3 Mindful Practices for Calm, Focused and Happy Teens

School Stress: 3 Mindful Practices for Calm, Focused and Happy Teens

Stress among teens is reaching epidemic proportions. This excessive, prolonged stress affects their bodies and their brains. Researchers at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University found that when toxic stress is triggered continually over a period of time it can have a cumulative toll on an individual’s physical and mental health — for a lifetime. […]

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