15 January, 2018

Rewire Your Brain In 2018: Stay Calm Amidst Chaos With This Simple Practice

By | 2018-01-15T07:26:50+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be great to make this year the year that you don’t get so triggered by all the usual suspects? Wouldn’t it be nice to stay calm in traffic, get out the door in the morning without stress, and interact peacefully with the biggest button pushers in your world? Mindfulness can and [...]

1 January, 2018

Can You Commit to One Minute?: How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

By | 2017-12-22T10:43:29+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

That sense of inner peace and calm we all crave? It is possible to tap into it on demand through mindfulness, but it takes practice. In fact, the more you practice, the more access you will have to calmly responding rather than merely reacting to life’s most challenging moments. Give yourself an easy [...]

15 December, 2017

Use Mindfulness to Stress Less This Holiday Season: Have Happier Holidays by Incorporating Mindfulness

By | 2017-12-16T07:47:51+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

Holidays can be wonderful in so many ways: time with family and friends, time off of work, time to relax and celebrate with loved ones. But holidays can be stressful, too. Whether it’s money worries, holiday traffic, or that family member that always pushes your buttons this time of year, being calm and [...]

1 December, 2017

The Daily Practice of Mindfulness: Drop Into Mindfulness Throughout Your Day

By | 2017-11-17T13:12:47+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

You probably have mindful moments on and off throughout your day. Those count! Pat yourself on the back for those moments. Here are some examples of seemingly mundane daily routines that provide wonderful opportunities to practice mindfulness. When we do this, we train our brain to become more able to drop into mindfulness [...]

15 November, 2017

Walking Meditation (and Seated, Too): The Simple Mindfulness Practice You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere

By | 2017-11-15T07:58:40+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

One of the simplest mindfulness meditations you can practice is that of putting your awareness down into your feet. It’s so calming and grounding to connect with awareness in this way. Walking meditation is one possibility for undertaking this mindfulness practice, but you can also do it sitting down. I’m lucky enough to [...]

1 November, 2017

How to Start a Gratitude Practice: Live Happier and Stress Less with Gratitude

By | 2017-10-25T11:49:35+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

Has all the buzz in recent years about gratitude practice got you wondering how to jump on the joy train? The benefits of having a gratitude practice have been written about extensively. Current studies reveal fabulous health and overall wellness benefits including lower blood pressure, stronger immune system, higher occurrences of positive emotions [...]

15 October, 2017

The Healing Power of Soothing Touch: Our Most Accessible Healing Tool is Literally at Our Fingertips

By | 2017-09-28T11:52:34+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

The power of soothing touch is something many of us have been fortunate enough to experience: a supportive hand on the shoulder, a gentle backrub, a comforting hug. When a child is hurt, a caring adult may reach out with a soothing touch and a soft voice to comfort that child. This soothing [...]

12 October, 2017

Dealing With Disaster: Using Mindful Practices in Difficult Times

By | 2017-10-11T12:28:46+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Mindful Methods|2 Comments

It seems as if the world is ending. Just when one disaster blows through, another one blasts down with fury and devastation. The earth has been pummeled by catastrophic weather events – hurricanes, floods, mudslides, and fires. We humans were trying to manage the news of unbearable suffering on a grand scale when [...]

1 October, 2017

Loving Kindness In Real Life: Practicing Gets Us Through Life’s Toughest Moments

By | 2017-09-20T13:18:27+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

Loving Kindness meditation is an English translation of the Pali word metta. Pali was the language in the time of the Buddha, 2,500 years ago. Metta means love, friendliness, benevolence, and goodwill. Metta meditation teaches us how to be better friends to ourselves. Metta means love, friendliness, benevolence, and goodwill. In [...]

15 September, 2017

Get Grounded With a “Here-and-Now Stone”: Learn To Use a Small, Physical Object To Ground Yourself

By | 2017-08-28T09:52:36+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Mindful Methods|0 Comments

When life’s whirlwind starts up, it’s nice to have something to grab hold of that reminds you to stay in your body, stay present and feel your feet on the ground. For me, the simplicity of a stone works wonders towards this end. I call it my “here-and-now stone.” Find a stone [...]