img_5126

Suffering and Liberation

Buddhism is a natural foundation for racial justice activism. In fact, the Buddha was quoted as saying, “I teach only two things: suffering and the end of suffering.” As I continue to learn more about the pervasive racial suffering in the United States, and slowly embrace some crucial, ongoing steps toward its potential end, I’m […]

6093ec08-36ad-44f5-b038-0fd9f2083e61

What Lies Beneath the “6 Ps”

In an earlier post, I wrote about the “6 Ps” that have always and continue to drive racist thoughts, words, and actions in the United States: the Promulgation of Policies that enable the Power, Prosperity, and Prestige of those with white Privilege. Since writing that post, through continued learning, mindfulness practice, and reflection, I’ve honed […]

Jessica

Mindful Activism: How to Get Started

“Mindful Activism” seeks to influence the adoption of policies that reduce the suffering caused by various injustices–and to do so in a compassionate, skillful manner. Such activism, in order to be successful, must first be about “being” before moving into “doing.” The “being” has to be continuously nourished, lest the “doing” lead to burnout, discouragement, […]

FFE5D639-EEF0-44A2-820A-1350E0BD7AAB-e1570773366284.jpeg

How to Use This Website

Welcome! I help people enhance personal and business relationships, opportunities, and results through: Mindful Content (Books,Blogs, and Resources) Mindful Executive or Life Coaching Mindful Activism If one or more of these three areas of service interests you, here’s some quick tips on how to get started and use the resources on this website: Get Started […]

mindfulness_png-17

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness is the continuous observation of moment by moment internal and external experience, culminating in awakening to one’s true nature of pure awareness and happiness (also known as “Nirvana”) and elimination of dissatisfaction or suffering. It is the unifying thread of Buddhist teachings, which are a set of pragmatic, proven practices and not a specific […]

d9e8c1a8-9483-4ead-98b0-3d53a4c67ee6-17614-000009a5b8255e1e

Buddhism: Awakening to What Already Is

Buddhism is a practical, non-religious framework of practices that helps individuals increase happiness and decrease suffering. It’s more than 2,500 years old, is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, and its mindfulness meditation practices have been proven by modern neuroscience to transform our elastic brains in positive, sustainable ways that align with high levels […]

PCC logo John De Marco

Why Coaching? (And Why “Mindful” Coaching?)

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. I’ve been coaching business leaders, solo practitioners, and individuals from all walks of life for 15 years. An extensive portion of these clients have been in the wireless […]

1 2 9