So who wouldn’t love to live in the peaceful serenity of a beach in Bali? Beautiful open skies, the sound of waves lapping the shore, etc. etc. etc. But what if we could create an inner Bali, equally fresh, open and serene? Then experiencing the feelings that a trip to Bali might awaken wouldn’t be Read More
In todays video I’m sharing with you a practice that is near and dear to my heart and that quite frankly has changed so much for me in social settings. I used to get self conscious, I used to worry about what people thought of me, my looks, my clothes, sounding witty (ack), I used Read More
Meditation can be HARD! But learning a thing or two about the practice along the way can make things simpler…and I know of no greater simplification than the tip I share in this video. Let me know how it works for you!
What Stress Does to the Mind and What We Can Do About It The other night in one of my classes, a student was reflecting on what happens to her when she gets stressed out. She looked at me thoughtfully and said, “It’s just like I lose my mind.” Sound familiar? This experience of Read More
If you get frustrated in meditation with that wandering mind…don’t despair. That ability you are cultivating every time you bring your mind back to your practice is precisely the skill that will help reduce your anxiety in relation what others think about you.
This common phenomenon that happens when we meditate can freak you out…until you recognize that this is the very purpose of our practice.
If you’ve ever checked out mindfulness, there’s this meditation called The Body Scan that everyone seems to be doing. My father first developed his meditation practice with the Body Scan after years of intensely painful stomach issues propelled him into meditation, and after he developed some skill with it, he never had another stomach episode Read More
What would it feel like to say “This is the way that I eat,” compared to “I’m on a diet.” Just the simple awareness of the different charge behind each of these statements can be a game changer when it comes to food, eating, and how we approach this very human activity, as well as Read More
So you sit down to meditate because you want to relax, and instead of getting all loosy-goosey, you feel even more tense. All of those pockets of tension you were creating and ignoring throughout your busy day start to come alive, and you realize your neck aches, and you can’t sit still, and that woman’s Read More
If you get frustrated in meditation with that wandering mind…don’t despair. That ability you are cultivating every time you bring your mind back to your practice is precisely the skill that will help reduce your anxiety in relation what others think about you. With the director of The Mindful Center Michelle DuVal
We’ve all felt it…that sudden burst of anger that makes us see red. Learn a practice that can help us through these moments without adding fuel to the fire. With Mindful Center Director Michelle DuVal
Nothing holds up the the mirror to our mindlessness quite like our children! Ugh! It seems that especially with the daily grind of raising kids, we can so easily slip into unconscious behaviors. One of mine I’ve nicknamed my Rambo-Mama-Mode, in which I will literally plough over unfortunate citizens in my efforts to get from Read More