Beginning Again

Beginning Again

  “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki, Zen master Many of us initially began meditation with the best of intentions to continue regularly, but life somehow manages to get us...
Cultivating Self-Compassion

Cultivating Self-Compassion

  Once we’ve gotten into the bad habit of self-criticizing, it can seem almost impossible to imagine behaving any other way toward ourselves. Yet, cultivating self-compassion goes a long way in supporting our overall wellbeing. Thankfully, self-compassion can be...
Journal

Journal

Keep a gratitude journal Either when you first wake up or just before turning in for the night, take the time to write down one to five things or people for which you are grateful will instantly make you feel good. Inevitably, you will also have bad days, where things...
Gratitude

Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. –William Arthur One of the most beneficial side effects of regularly practicing mindfulness meditation is that our sense of gratitude expands, leading to a...
Breathe

Breathe

Breathe Smile, breathe, and go slowly. – Thich Nhat Hanh Sometimes our schedules are so hectic that we don’t make the time we need to care for our own needs. This could mean skipping our morning meditation, eating whatever is available on the go, or simply overbooking...

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