Mindful Consumption

Mindful Consumption

It is often during stressful or uncertain times that we find ourselves reaching to habits and routines that are easy, familiar and safe to us. Some of these routines or habits support our well-being, providing a sense of comfort, support and stability. While other...

The Myths of Mindfulness

The Myths of Mindfulness

I recently completed an 8 week training in Mindfulness Self Compassion, but I initially was hesitant and skeptical about participating. While I practice and teach yoga and mindfulness daily, my concern with exploring mindfulness self compassion was that it might erode...

What you Practice Grows Stronger

What you Practice Grows Stronger

Like many things in life, whatever you think or do regularly becomes a habit. The aim of meditation is to train the mind, creating a strongly conditioned pathway in the brain. I practice meditation and yoga consistently so that when challenges inevitably arise I can...

Mindfulness and Intentional Living

Mindfulness and Intentional Living

Sitting and meditating strengthens the muscle of the mind so that we can be more present in our moment-to-moment experiences. Unfortunately there is no quick fix that will take the place of a consistent, steady meditation practice. Training the mind through meditation...

Flexing your Mind Muscle

Flexing your Mind Muscle

Mindfulness is a buzzword that first took root with new age, hippie yogis, and is now becoming common language among CEOs, athletes and tech gurus worldwide. Big companies like Google, Apple and Nike have integrated mindfulness into their workspaces, cleverly...

Escape Artist

Escape Artist

We spend much of our lives with a sense that something is missing, or that something is wrong with our circumstances, or with us. And as a result we are often grasping or avoiding life rather than living in the present moment. Much of what we experience in life can...

Embracing all Emotions

Embracing all Emotions

Quite often we tend to think of our body, mind and emotions as separate systems, yet when we get stressed, excited, or angry we feel these emotions in the body. This thought is mirrored in society, with health physicians often treating various parts of the body as a...

Gratitude Meditation

Gratitude Meditation

Gratitude {filling up your heart tank and sending well wishes to others} is one of the most powerful, healing and uplifting practices. It allows us to remember what is truly important in life. Gratitude journaling works because it slowly changes the way we perceive...

How to Begin a Formal Mindfulness Practice

How to Begin a Formal Mindfulness Practice

Meditation and I have an on again- off again relationship. It is one of the most powerful practices and rituals in my life, and also the most challenging. It requires dedication, consistency, patience and curiosity. It is a practice of paying attention {to breath, or...