Mindfulness is a practice that can support individuals, as well as families and communities. Check out these posts for more practices and ideas that you can bring to your family or share with your kids.
Last week, we wrote about A Christmas Carol and how Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous change of heart can help us all examine our “selves” at the holidays. As a companion to that, I offer this guided meditation from the Brilliant Legal Mind collection. The holidays are a time for stories. They can help us connect withContinue reading “Holiday Stories Guided Meditation”
If you are interested in meditation or have studied Buddhism, you may know the concept of “not self”, but I bet you’ve never considered what that has to do with Ebenezer Scrooge. Of course you haven’t, but bear with me because they are connected and there’s a holiday lesson in it for you. “Not self”Continue reading “Scrooge, “Not Self”, and the Holiday Lesson It Offers Us All”
When I teach mindfulness, I always stress that you don’t need to buy anything when you start a meditation practice. With that said, some accessories can support a practice. Beyond that, around the holidays we always need some gift ideas for those in our lives. If you have someone in your life looking to createContinue reading “10 Gift Ideas to Encourage a Loved One’s Mindfulness Habit”
This week is Thanksgiving, so it may not be all that surprising that I have the idea of “abundance” on my mind. As someone who loves to cook (and eat), Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. When I was a kid, Thanksgiving meant cooking all day for my mom’s large family and then eatingContinue reading “Abundance Is Something You Can Create”
Even though it’s still hot outside, the days are starting to get a little shorter, kids are going back to school, and the stores are filling up with Halloween decorations. The signs are all around – summer is winding down. The sense of summer ending and the change it brings can bring anxiety and evenContinue reading “How Mindfulness Helped Me Savor the Final Days of Summer”
My lawyer dad doesn’t know a thing about mindfulness, but he’s still one of the best meditation teachers I have ever had. He’s steady, hard-working, kind, and decent. He’s not closed off to new ideas, but he favors tradition and knows himself well enough that he generally hasn’t needed to seek out new practices andContinue reading “Lessons from My Lawyer Dad that Could Have Come from a Meditation Teacher”
I got to my mother’s house late to pick up my daughters. I was exhausted and had just finished a too long evening meeting. I had an early meeting the next day and felt overburdened by life. As always, it took too long and too much frustration for my daughters, one 8 and one 4,Continue reading “Joy Is Remembering Heaven Is a Place on Earth”