Weekly Wisdom

“Sending lovingkindness to a difficult person is a process of relaxing the heart and freeing yourself from fear and corrosive resentment – a profound, challenging, and liberating process . . .”  – Sharon Salzberg


Meditation

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

My Mindful Way Through this Election

My Mindful Way Through this Election

As I awoke Wednesday morning to the election results, I found myself feeling shock, disbelief and uncertainty about our country’s future. After a presidential election fueled by ugly rhetoric, fear and divisiveness, our country is hurting and people are feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to cope with their intense feelings. As I do everyday, I […]

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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. […]

Things We Love

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