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
Super Short Video on some basics of stressful mental states and how meditation works to calm and clarify these states….from my 8 week online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program.
Learn what it is, how to do it in our daily lives to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, weight issues, healing processes, and more, and how it enables our ability to participate in our own health and well being.
Some people say that you can practice mindfulness without any kind of a practice of meditation. But it doesn’t quite work that way, not really. If I were to ask to to intentionally become aware, of say, the weight of your body in your chair, you could probably do it, right? Intentional awareness=mindfulness. And you Read More
When the pains of life we all experience surface for us, we have a tendency to want to shut down and close our hearts. But we can’t let this happen, because it’s through our open hearts that we connect with others, which is the number one way we experience our humanity.