Last night I scripted a new chapter in my Book of Life – waiting 13 years as a resident in Assisted Living for the opportunity to share what I had learned 40 years ago in a Buddhist monastery.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
For the past year, I’ve explained how meditation has improved the quality of my life more than anything else I’ve tried.
Years ago, after a long struggle with insomnia — and a series of experiments with many meds and techniques that didn’t help — I found a form of meditation that involved (don’t laugh) a secret handshake.Continue Reading
“Oh, what a beautiful mornin’ / Oh, what a beautiful day / I’ve got a beautiful feelin’ / Everything’s goin’ my way.”
I’ve always loved that song from Oklahoma. I was thinking of it this morning when I finished my mindfulness meditation as dawn …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
All my life I’ve experienced spontaneous moments when I find myself thinking “God, I love my life!” They don’t occur while I’m gazing at the Taj Mahal or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but when I’m quietly savoring some unexpected, simple joy. I re…Continue Reading
Last Sunday’s New York Times carried a feature on the upsurge in sleeping pill use by women, particularly working mothers. Here’s some of what the Times had to say:
Mother’s little helper of the new millennium may in fact be the sleeping pillContinue Reading