How to Meditate Like a Buddhist: Book Giveaway

I’ve often wished I found meditation much earlier in life. Like in high school, where I once burst a stress ball from excessive squeezing, shooting little beans or beads or whatever filled the ball in every direction around my overloaded desk. Or in college when...

How to Open Your Eyes and Make the Most of Life

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust I was asleep for the first thirty-two years of my life. I was jolted awake when my daughter was born unable to sustain her own breath. I sat...

What You Need to Know Before You Start or Quit Meditating

“Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.” ~Ikkyu I was the kid who didn’t like to sleep. In nursery school, I would pretend to be asleep at nap time, while the...

8 Quick and Easy Meditation Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Have you ever found it hard to motivate yourself to do something that was good for you, only to eventually do it, feel amazing, and wonder why you waited so long? That’s what meditating was like for me. Even though I knew I could do...

How to Appreciate Life (Even During a Global Pandemic)

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” ~John Lennon When I was in my late twenties I went on a trip with my mom and brother to Scotland. Though I was a bit trepidatious about spending so much time with my family, I was...

14-Day Meditation Challenge: Put Down Your Phone and Be

“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” ~Sharon Salzberg I came home from my doctor’s appointment last week and rambled off three to four different things that were happening in the world as a result of the coronavirus. By...

Stressed and Anxious? Here’s How to Stay Emotionally Healthy

“Health is not just about what you’re eating. It’s also about what you’re thinking and saying.” A virus is spreading across the globe. Schools are shut down. People are out of work. Grocery stores are empty. Weddings, graduations, vacations, a day in court—canceled. This is the ultimate...

Free Online Summit to Cultivate Mindfulness and Compassion

Hi friends! As you may know, I’m always excited to share free events that can help us heal, find peace, and learn to meet each other with more patience, kindness, and compassion. And I’m particularly passionate about mindfulness. The more present-moment awareness foster, the better we’re...

Simple Ways to Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~John Muir Somewhere, stashed away in my collection of childhood memories, I recall having this small deck of cards with random,...

Become a Certified Meditation Teacher – Train with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

Hi friends! Since I know many of you are passionate about mindfulness and meditation and creating a more peaceful world, I’m excited to share that Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach are accepting applications for their next two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certificate Program. Though it’s primarily an...