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Present Moment Mindfulness

Enjoy Now

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The present moment is continually passing away, so if you try to hold onto it in any way -- such as by remembering it or forming ideas about it -- you are no longer in the present. Therefore, relax. Open to this moment. Not planning, not worrying, not lost in thought.

It's Not What's Happening, It's How You Respond

Tara Brach | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

One of the great teachings in spiritual life is this: It doesn't matter what is happening. What matters is how we respond. How we respond is what determines our happiness and peace of mind.

How Forward Folds Taught Me To Be A Better Listener

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

My yoga guides had always told me not to push or force anything, but I always tuned their words out. Even worse, I had been tuning myself out. Deep down I knew the pain I was experiencing wasn't a good thing, but I was letting what I thought to be right override what I felt to be true.

How To Find Joy: On The Job And In Life

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

When we choose to say yes to what we are given by living in the present, making meaning of each day, our experiences go from dread and "I can't wait until today is over" to appreciation and purpose.

Human Being or Human Doing: You Get to Choose!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Three times a week now, as I fumble with the third sequence in my tai chi class, I have the opportunity to witness a room full of individuals practice the full sequence. And every time, I am struck by how beautiful the long sequence is, and how much I want to be in that group.

Feasting as Families Age... Mindfully!

Connie Corley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Connie Corley

In anticipation of holiday gatherings with family, frequently gift yourself with the mindful practice of sitting with the breath, appreciating the air, sipping seasonal drinks and really tasting each drop. Feast on feelings, honor each morsel of the moment.

Searching for Now: How to Be Where You Are

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Here and now are our birthrights -- like life. Do we need to do anything in this moment to be alive? No. Life takes care of life. Do we need to do something to be in now? No. It is already -- and always -- now. It can only ever be now.

Happy Gradual-ation: Appreciating Each Step of the Way

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

I was so anxious to move forward, to figure out what was next, jump into a better adventure. On a quest for a cathartic experience, I missed the gift that was right in front of me.