Take any mundane activity you normally do without much thought, such as putting away the dishes, grocery shopping or walking around the block. When you do these activities, really soften your mind during the process and just "observe" the experience from a new, slower perspective.
This fall, Sounds True is publishing a box set of teaching conversations based on the poems in my book Reduced to Joy. The poems are the teachers and ...
If we schedule time to go to the gym for physical health and fitness, why not do the same for a mental workout to maintain fitness of mind and spirit? So I found a quiet pool in a corner of my world and jumped into the deep end, head first (pun intended).
Imagine if we remembered and savored each moment of the day as if it were the most important moment of our life. This is living in the moment or the here and now. Mindfulness is just that, mind-ful-ness. This is the mind being fully engaged with whatever activity you are doing.
Your words and thoughts can guide you to creative solutions when challenges occur. Bringing mindfulness to the words you speak is an important aspect to creating a life truly worth living -- where you are not merely surviving, but really thriving.
It's so easy to focus on what's wrong that we sometimes forget how easy it can be to focus on what's right. Especially when we're feeling down. When your mind won't release you from the gloom, wouldn't it be nice to have lists at hand to remind you just how wonderful your life is?
While visiting family recently in the U.S., we were reminded again that North American expats aren't the only ones who love living and retiring in Latin America. Latin Americans like it, too.
The house is the heart of our days, wherever we are in the world, and I put all my heart into my job of caring for my guests and colleagues. This is not housekeeping. This is heartkeeping.
How many of us in our 30s, 40s, 50s, or even 20s, think that we have hopelessly lost our way? I certainly hope it doesn't take me until 60 to live a defining moment, but if it does, I would rather spend my life pursuing my passion than settle for something that is less than what I want.
We are the electric life force that traverses the universe. We are the magic we silently yearn for but don't dare to embrace fully, always... because we've been taught by the ancient, ongoing ping-pong of society and media to desire what they tell us... because we've been conditioned to be afraid to speak up and stand out.
June 11 is my birthday. It is also a day recently pointed out to me, that was once the date for highest suicides. The irony and morbidity of that ti...
Stress in the workplace is an increasing concern not just for those in the workforce, but also for large and small-scale employers. How employees manage stress on a day-to-day basis is an issue that many companies now view as a serious organizational issue.
"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...
The good news is that stress isn't the only thing that's contagious; so is optimism, enthusiasm, positivity, and fun. If you want to feel good stuff reflected back at you, you've got to put something good out there to begin with.
When we think of spirituality, we think of godly elements: love, forgiveness and a humble lifestyle. We don't normally think of ego. In fact, one of...
Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.
Forgiving yourself means more than just learning to live with what has happened. Sometimes, it means you have to rebuild, start from scratch, pull up the old foundations and lay new ones. This can be the hardest part.
Birthdays are times for gifts. For John-Roger, a #1 NY Times best selling author, his birthday is always a give back time, a thank you time. He giv...
While there may be moments one needs to rally and push to the finish line, pushing and working extra hard should be the exception instead of the norm. What most of us don't know is that pushing isn't our only choice. There is a second option. When the pressure starts pouring on, instead of pushing, we can choose to pause.
On a wintry New England day, I walked into a yoga studio in Stamford, Connecticut. I was part of a special meditation session led by Bhante Wimala, a ...