15 June, 2018

Your Mindful Day x10: 10 Tips for Tapping Into Mindfulness Every Day

By | 2018-06-12T08:50:12+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I recently told a friend that I never imagined needing to use my mindful methods ten times a day or more, but that is where I find myself. And the silver lining of this extreme testing is that it works! If you need a quick reference to remind you which mindful methods are [...]

1 June, 2018

Mindful Methods Practice During a Medical Procedure

By | 2018-05-31T12:12:42+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I declined the Valium before my epidural pain injection in my lumbar spine because I reasoned that my meditation practice would help me manage any fear or anxiety that might come up. I wasn’t sure what technique I would pull from my Mindful Methods toolbox, but I had the box at the ready! [...]

15 May, 2018

Mindful Methods for New Parents: How to Do All the Right Safety Things with a Smile on your Face Instead of a Pit in your Stomach!

By | 2018-05-14T11:08:52+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I just got off the phone with a new Dad who shared with me that his absolutely adorable baby girl is starting to crawl. He sent me a video – she is combat crawling, one elbow, the other elbow, and then dragging up the rear knee by knee. She’s so cute! He lamented [...]

1 May, 2018

Mindfulness for Your Toughest Parenting Moments: Parenting Mindfully When the Chaos Kicks In

By | 2018-05-01T06:53:51+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Mindful Methods|

If I lived by the statement, you are only as happy as your least happy child, I would be one unhappy cookie. As a matter of fact, I was one unhappy cookie until I took my happiness into my own hands and heart and unhooked it from my kids through therapy and mindfulness [...]

21 April, 2018

What Is Mindfulness Anyway?: A Closer Look At What Mindfulness Is (And Isn’t)

By | 2018-04-20T13:36:51+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Mindful Methods|

There is a quite a buzz around mindfulness these days, and rightfully so! Studies have revealed a wide variety of benefits, including: Less stress, anxiety, and depression More emotional well-being Better interpersonal relationships An easier [...]

20 March, 2018

Mindfulness for Overcoming Fear and Embracing Creativity: How Mindfulness Helped Me Write a Book

By | 2018-03-19T14:13:44+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

Raise your hand if you’ve ever let that internal voice of doubt or fear keep you from starting, engaging in, or completing a creative project. What if it’s not good enough? What if I’m not good enough? What if no one likes it? This voice can be like a bucket of water dumped [...]

10 March, 2018

Yahrtzeit: Easing the Pain of Difficult Emotions with Mindful Practices

By | 2018-03-08T09:30:05+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

On February 28, right before sunset, I was backing out of the driveway in my car, anxious to get to my Dad’s apartment to take him to the dining room of his beautiful senior residence in La Jolla, California. “Wait, stop!” Danielle said, running up to my car window. “What [...]

1 March, 2018

My Journey to Mindful Self-Compassion: Learning and Teaching Self-Soothing Through Mindfulness

By | 2018-02-27T15:19:19+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Mindful Methods|

When I first registered for MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness, I knew after eight weeks of training that a whole new world of education and practice was opening up for me. The scientific research showing the benefits of mindfulness was compelling, and [...]

15 February, 2018

You’re Never Too Old To Be Happy: Joy Is Ageless, Find Yours

By | 2018-02-12T12:17:58+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

You are never too old to rewire your brain for more happiness and resilience. There is a fabulous YouTube video seen by more than half a million people called “Confessions of a Jewish Mother: How My Son Ruined My Life.” Selma Baraz, the late mother of James Baraz (of “Awakening Joy” fame) recounts [...]