Enlightenment by 1000 yummy moments – or How to be Mindful without really trying

If you think “I just can’t be mindful” – this article is for you. Ok so you’re not a meditation person, and can’t think of anything worse than trying to sit still focusing on your “feelings”. Seems stupid to try to have some kind of big experience when there’s so much going on and besides,Continue reading “Enlightenment by 1000 yummy moments – or How to be Mindful without really trying”

How to Create More Mindful Moments During a Conversation

There is a simple and powerful practice to improve your communications and capacity to be mindful. It is, quite simply, to pause before you speak and consider how you feel about what is going in the moment. Don’t stop reading here. This deceptively simple suggestion has profound power.

The non-jugdemental part of being non-judgemental

It’s a weird situation. When you start to watch your thoughts, frequently there is a voice that goes something like “dang it – there’s a thought!” or “What am I supposed to be doing”. Frequently this takes the form of self-criticism “I’m no good at this” or “I’m not doing it right”. When this happensContinue reading “The non-jugdemental part of being non-judgemental”

Mindfulness as a SuperPower

Well done description. Mindfulness as a superpower. Makes the point that jogging used to be considered something unusual and that Mindfulness will be like that in years to come. He asserts that the path to mindfulness is through meditation. I would refine that. That is A path, but not THE path. There are lots ofContinue reading “Mindfulness as a SuperPower”

Listening Beyond the Story

When listening to someone, see if you can do something quite different than what people normally do. Take a step back (internally). Don’t focus on the “story” so much but rather – pay close attention to the person speaking. Hear and respond to who is speaking, how they are presenting themselves, the language, the feeling you have from beingContinue reading “Listening Beyond the Story”

Just open the door…the rest will take care of itself

So many ways. Look into a child’s eyes. See the magnificance of the sky, Notice the subtle play of light on the city at dawn or dusk, stare into the night sky for 5 minutes, look at the perfection of a flower, let a dog make you happy, feel the water on your skin whenContinue reading “Just open the door…the rest will take care of itself”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – free, online class

Here’s a free, online class in mindfulness based stressed reduction. Professionally produced, there is solid science behind these methods that show solid, tangible results in helping people have happier, more full lives. Includes instructions, guided sessions, and materials needed. Coursebook is optional. http://palousemindfulness.com/selfguidedMBSR.html