The Cure for Busy-ness: Why Every Busy Person Should Be a Mindful Walker

The Cure for Busy-ness: Why Every Busy Person Should Be a Mindful Walker

"I'd love to spend more time outside. I'd totally do it if I weren't so busy!", "I know I should be walking. I just don't have time right now, with everything that's going on."..."I've got to get more mindfulness in my life! Maybe when the kids are back in school..." These are real quotes from friends who...

Woo Woo versus Woo Hoo (How to Find the Right Mentor for You)

Woo Woo versus Woo Hoo (How to Find the Right Mentor for You)

Here's a fun fact: There was a time when I thought "meditation" was the domain of nut jobs and hucksters. Embarrassing but true. As a person steeped in science, I was mistrustful of things that sounded too "airy fairy" to my (untrained) ears. But that changed when I got serious about my personal growth and development. 

Think You Have to Stop Thinking to Experience Peace? Think Again!

Think You Have to Stop Thinking to Experience Peace? Think Again!

Quick - try NOT to think about a purple elephant. Um. I said DON'T think about it. Well, I think that proves my point. If you are human, being told NOT to think about something is the quickest may to ensure that that's exactly what you'll be thinking about. Unfortunately, a similar thing can happen when a meditation teacher or mindfulness guru...