Were I to die, my wrestling coach might attend my funeral, but nobody would mention high school sports – or High school at all. The conversation would be about the present. I’m quite blessed with a family that understands the value of mindfulness.
Connected Horse Project is a groundbreaking pilot study exploring how guided engagement with horses might help people living with dementia as well as those providing care for them.
I enjoy reporting on issues related to aging and elderhood but sometimes feel insecure about voicing an opinion on a stage of life I haven’t actually experienced.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have proposed a new model that characterizes mindfulness as a broad framework of complex mind mechanisms. Called “Mind and Life XXIV: Latest Findings in Contemplative Neuroscience,” this model was recently presented to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It differs from the current description of mindfulness as a way of paying attention, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.
Choosing a technique that works for you is the best way to gain the many personal and medical benefits from meditating, according to a just-published study. Forget what’s popular or trendy.
I couldn’t agree more. I’ve tried meditation — off and …
You know what they about a stable marriage that’s moving along with no major hurdles – ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ But you may feel that your relationship just hasn’t reached its full potential or that something is missing. Believe i…
Is happiness really as simple as a warm puppy? Stopping to smell the flowers? Or as materialistic as a winning lottery ticket? There have been scores of philosophers and theologians over the years attempting to define happiness and to identify its com…
Yesterday I started a series of posts on mindful blogging with the recommendation to begin the day as an information producer rather than a consumer.
My second tip for mindful blogging goes more to the heart of mindfulness – meditation. In my opinion meditation is the best and most powerful tool to help establish a more focused, disciplined balance to content creation and consumption.
I often say the best bloggers are the best readers – you need to consume mass amounts of information to understand and write with authority. But with unlimited content at our fingertips, it’s easy to get so overloaded with junk information that you never stop to create your own content. I’ve recently been teaching a series of blogging workshops and juggling a heavy travel and work load, so I thought I would write a series of blog posts outlining a few of my strategies to manage content consumption vs. content creation. Tip No. 1) Start the day creating content, not consuming it.