November/December:  Got Gratitude?

November/December: Got Gratitude?

You probably do. Amidst the rush of holidays, as another year winds down, our thoughts turn to gratitude for our lives and people in it. But to truly embody gratitude, we must practice it not just from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, but from New Year’s to...
October:  Unchain Your Fears

October: Unchain Your Fears

  “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery/None but ourselves can free our minds.”  – Bob Marley In this month of Halloween, it’s an ideal time to confront fears – past, present or future – that haunt us. The lens of fear distorts what we...
September:  See Routines as Rituals

September: See Routines as Rituals

  “Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.”     – Buddha Often when we are engaged in everyday routines, our body is in one place, while our mind is somewhere else, and our breath is being ignored. We’re operating in autopilot....
August 2015:  Patience & Acceptance

August 2015: Patience & Acceptance

  “Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao-Tzu Sometimes we find ourselves so fixated on perfection and future results we don’t enjoy what we’re doing in the present. To build patience, practice contentment....
July: In the Heat of the Moment

July: In the Heat of the Moment

  In the heat of the summer, anger – among other things – can be aroused. Of all our emotions, it can be the most toxic to our health and our relationships. In the heat of the moment, that’s all we have – a moment — before we blow it. Enter mindfulness for...
June:  Throwback Summer

June: Throwback Summer

In a throwback to childhood summers, summertime gives us permission to push the reset button and recreate the work/life balance we all crave. Guilt-free. It’s instilled in us to work less and play more. We know from experience that old habits die hard due to the...