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Meditation for Anger – Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and More

Anger is something that many of us deal with in our lives. It comes in many forms: frustration, rage, irritation, resentments, and more. I have worked with people who have sought help from a spiritual advisor, tried eating healthier, tried changing their surroundings, and done many more things to try to heal the anger. In [...]

By |2019-02-18T09:45:18-07:00February 13th, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness of Thoughts

This is a guided meditation on mindfulness of thoughts and the mind. We will practice observing the thinking mind as thoughts arise and pass. This guided meditation begins with a few minutes of breath practice in order to cultivate a concentrated and collected mind. We then move into a mindfulness of the mind practice in [...]

By |2019-02-13T10:30:46-07:00February 13th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Yoga vs. Meditation – Which is Better?

Yoga and mindfulness meditation are two practices which are intimately related. We're often asked if we recommend yoga, or if it is a useful substitute for meditation practice. Instead of considering yoga vs meditation, we can perhaps look at how yoga and meditation can work together. Yoga is a Type of Meditation First, we can [...]

By |2019-02-05T10:24:25-07:00February 5th, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

How to Meditate Without Falling Asleep

We receive a lot of questions through social media and email, but one of the most common questions surrounds the issue of falling asleep during meditation. This is a common occurrence, so we thought it would be useful to the community to cover some ideas of how to meditate without falling asleep. Causes of Sleepiness [...]

By |2019-01-22T09:40:00-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

29 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes We Love

Thich Nhat Hanh is a promiment Buddhist and mindfulness teacher. The Vietnamese monk has lived in exile, been an important activist, and a leader of a worldwide community. You can check out our favorite books of his in our post about the Best Buddhist Books. Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes 1. “Smile, breathe and go slowly.”  [...]

By |2019-01-07T12:22:44-07:00January 7th, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindful Breathing

For many, mindfulness starts with the breath. When we think of meditation and mindfulness practice, the image may come to mind of sitting still and focusing on the breath. Althouth there are many forms of mindfulness practice, mindful breathing is a wonderful place to start. Working with the breath is one of the best technique for [...]

By |2018-12-11T08:09:45-07:00December 11th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness of the Breath

This is a guided meditation on mindfulness of the breath. We will start with a few minutes of concentration practice, using the breath as the object of awareness. We then will open the awareness to include mindfulness of breath in other parts of the body. Mindful breathing is an important part of the Buddhist path, [...]

By |2018-12-11T08:16:16-07:00December 10th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Grateful for Difficulties… Most of the Time

I sat down in front of my computer yesterday to video chat with my meditation teacher JoAnna Hardy. She asked me how my practice was going and I told her that it was alright, I was sitting semi-regularly, but my meditations kept getting interrupted. She smiled and asked me what I would say to a [...]

By |2018-12-05T10:29:21-07:00December 5th, 2018|Elizabeth|0 Comments

Practicing Mindful Communication in Your Life

Practicing Mindful Communication in Your Life Mindfulness is not just for the meditation cushion where we are silent. We can bring it to daily life in many ways, engaging with the world with awareness and care. One way we can do this is through the practice of mindful communication. Like other aspects of our lives, [...]

By |2018-11-30T05:35:49-07:00November 30th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments