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Awareness – Just One Aspect of Mindfulness

We wrote recently about the differences between mindfulness and meditation, as they're often used interchangeably. Another combination of words we hear often are awareness and mindfulness. Although they may seem similar, we actually can understand these two words as different aspects of the path. What is Awareness? First, let's consider what awareness actually is. It's [...]

By |2019-02-21T15:41:12-07:00February 21st, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

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

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

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

Spending Time Outside as a Mindfulness Practice

Spending Time Outside as a Mindfulness Practice Over my years of practice, most periods of meditation have taken place inside. I sit in my home, inside meditation centers, and in meditation halls on retreat. I'm not sure where or why this tradition started of sitting inside, but we really can practice wherever we are. Siddhartha [...]

By |2019-01-14T12:37:11-07:00November 11th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness and Our Stories

Mindfulness and Our Stories We all have stories about ourselves. We are this person or that person, shaped by something we experienced in our lives, or prone to make certain mistakes. In many ways, these stories serve us. They keep us safe, give us a healthy sense of identity, and may help us see our [...]

By |2018-11-05T05:05:01-07:00November 5th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Start Meditating with these Four Easy Tips

One of the best things about practicing meditation is that you can experience many of its benefits in the first minute you start. It's not something that you have to practice for weeks and weeks to notice any changes. However, if you can keep it up on a regular basis, scientific research has found that [...]

By |2018-10-29T09:35:07-07:00October 29th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments