Mindfulness

The societal backdrop for the 2016 Election can be described from many vantage points, and most of these are better explained by other writers. One observation I will declare, however, is that the dialog permeating Decision '16 is anything but a manifestation of Dr. Martin...

I conclude this blog series on "doing what matters most" by emphasizing the importance of maintaining wellness across four key spheres of living: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. I've been blogging about these spheres for more than five years, and describe them at length in my...

What potential hindrances might get in the way of accomplishing what matters the most to you? It can feel very motivating and encouraging to clarify what you want the most, think through the most valued roles that you play during this season, and establish some meaningful,...

As I continue this series on "Doing What Matters the Most," let's explore how to create meaningful and achievable goals within the various roles that we play in each season of life. Think of a high-level goal for a specific role as a "mission or vision...

Amid the onslaught of choices and information we face each day, the act of actually doing what matters the most to us is sometimes lost in the noise. This new blog series tackles specific action steps you can take to not just dream but accomplish...

Steady, consistent mindfulness practice truly is progressive. It can take the receptive practitioner on a continuous, non-linear journey from a deeply felt connection to the body and the present moment, through emotional peace that facilitates diminished attachments to outcomes, all the way to discovering profound...

A steady mindfulness practice of "Visceral Awareness," "Present Living," and "Emotional Peace" sets the stage for practicing "Diminished Attachments to Outcomes," the fourth of five main areas I'm exploring in this blog series. "Attachment" is a dynamic that I've wrestled with for a few years. Friends...

I'm not sure if "simplicity" is so important to me because I've never really had the ability to buy a lot of stuff, or if it's just the way I'm wired. Either way, it's clear to me that practicing simplicity is another mindful pathway to...

One of the most pervasive forms of anger is the kind we feel toward ourselves, often clothed as regret. Regret is a close cousin of the oft-debilitating illness known as depression, which affects millions of people across the world. I would describe regret as the mind...

Anger sucks. There's no simpler way to put it, in my opinion. I'm at my lowest contentment when I'm angry at some person, group, or frustrating dynamic or process. Anger robs us of "Emotional Peace," which is the third overall category I'm exploring in this ongoing...