Mindfulness Basics

Are you new to meditation or want to understand mindfulness concepts better? Check out this series of posts intended to explain mindfulness practices and concepts in accessible terms.

Mindfulness Can Help You Stop Rushing and Feel Like You Have More Time

The first book on meditation that I ever read was Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana. The book had lots of practical tips that served me well when I started a meditation practice in earnest, but the text wasn’t quite as plain as it claimed to be. Gunaratana kept talking about how meditation canContinue reading “Mindfulness Can Help You Stop Rushing and Feel Like You Have More Time”

How to Find a “Quiet Place” When Meditating in a Full House

The stress of a global pandemic has made interest in meditation skyrocket. Unfortunately, part of the stress of the pandemic is living in close, sometimes cramped, quarters with our loved ones and four-legged friends. Almost every guide to meditation tells you to start your practice by finding a comfortable position in a “quiet” spot withContinue reading “How to Find a “Quiet Place” When Meditating in a Full House”

Loving-Kindness Meditation Explained in Valentines

There is some incredibly promising research emerging relating to loving-kindness (metta) meditation. This practice, in which meditators send themselves and others well wishes, has been shown to impart incredible benefits, including stress reduction and improvements to relationships. It has even been shown to make people who do it consistently behave more ethically. Despite this, loving-kindnessContinue reading “Loving-Kindness Meditation Explained in Valentines”