Jump to content
  • Join Our Free Mindfulness Community

    • Ask your mindfulness questions
    • Meet others
    • Share your thoughts
    • Post meditation events
    • Engage in respectful dialogue
    • Learn new mindfulness exercises
    • No pressures, judgments or dogma. 😀❤️

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 09/27/2019 in all areas

  1. Great idea! As a kid, I wanted to be like Indiana Jones. In my 20's, I wanted to be like Yoda. Now I want to be like both.
    13 points
  2. Share a little more about yourself and let us know something that most people don't know about you. For instance... What did your childhood self yearn to be when he/she/they grew up? When was the last time you laughed until you cried? What was your biggest mistake turned lesson? What are you afraid of, big or small? What unique quirks do you have? This list of questions is by no means exhaustive of where this can go. Use your imagination to dig for something wild/surprising/unusual or share something totally 'normal' (whatever normal is) and relatable.
    9 points
  3. Thank you, I am glad you appreciated this video. I am participating in Path to Freedom, to bring mindfulness teaching to prisoners. I believe it can make such a difference, and that is has been such a disservice to prisoners that they have not been exposed to rehabilitative programs such as this. I also plan to teach yoga in women's prisons. Best, Jo
    7 points
  4. I have taught in business settings. Usually to people with high pressure jobs and a lot on their plate. I have focused on teaching them that Mindful singletasking is actually much more efficient than "multitasking" which is really just task switching. I also put a lot of emphasis on making sure that all of the Doing that has to happen throughout the day is Mindfully rooted in Being.
    7 points
  5. 6 points
  6. Thanks, Gillian! My childhood self wanted to be a teacher and/or a singer. I am a teacher of sorts, and becoming more of one, and I would call myself an amateur singer. Something else ... I'm certified by the AMC/Appalachian Mountain Club as a "local hikes" leader. I'm also kind of a spelling geek ...
    6 points
  7. As a child, some of the people I wanted to be like (at various stages) were: Posh Spice, Shania Twain, and Sandra Bullock. Now, the people I admire and whose energy and wisdom I would love to embody include: Mary Oliver and Rupert Spira.
    6 points
  8. Great idea, Tribal! We all need self-compassion. Here are some free self-compassion resources here at Mindfulness Exercises: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-self-compassion-exercises/ I also appreciate what Kristin Neff states:
    6 points
  9. I am grateful for my amazing wife who gave birth to our beautiful daughter recently.
    6 points
  10. I completely understand that! Dr. Andrew Weil explains one simple technique that I've sometimes used before bed - 4-7-8 breathing. You can do it on your own or listen to a video where he guides you through it. I found two videos to explain 1) what breathing techniques do on a psychological level, and 2) him explaining/walking listeners through the 4-7-8 breathing technique. 1) https://mindfulnessexercises.com/dr-andrew-weil-breathing-exercises-health/ 2) If you try it, let me know what you think!
    6 points
  11. A lot of mindfulness-related notions and principles make a lot of sense when we're feeling balanced and, at minimum, 'okay.' But, it can be so hard to embody this knowing when anxiety or fear arises strongly. Does anyone have insights or specific practices that have proven helpful in these instances? I'm often amazed at how simple breath awareness - even for 10 seconds!! - can greatly reduce any feelings of stress and anxiety when it's risen. However, it's sometimes difficult to even remember this simple trick!
    5 points
  12. @Jo L - I'm re-sharing the video you posted in a thread because it will probably be easier for people to find here than on your profile page. Thank you so much for sharing this - what a beautiful reminder of our oneness.
    5 points
  13. Thanks Gillian! When I worked with clients and taught meditation, I always explained in detail what meditation was before beginning the process, since many were scared of anything new, particularly anything having to do with relaxation. Also, I always reminded them that they were free to keep their eyes open, which many people did, at least at first. I found that asking people to focus on their breath often backfired, since traumatized individuals typically breathe shallowly and can get caught up in doing it "right." So, I usually begin with a body scan. However, I don't do a full body scan, because trauma is stored in the body, so I do a facial scan and have the client focus on relaxing the facial muscles, and maybe the neck and shoulders. This is usually quite effective which makes the client motivated to try more meditation. Visualization meditations can be useful to. I have one where I have the client create a safe room that only they have the key to, and where they can return anytime. I have them use all of their senses to create images in the room, what do they see, smell, taste, feel, etc. to imprint the place in their mind. I always tell clients before we start that we can stop at any time if they're uncomfortable- they can either say 'stop' or hold up a hand.
    5 points
  14. Does anyone have a favourite mantra they use for meditation? I really love the Om Asatoma mantra - plus this beautiful rendition:
    5 points
  15. INTRODUCE MYSELF Hello, everyone, My name is Mafalda. Corporate Mindfulness & Mindfulness for Inclusion Translator (for the English, French and Spanish languages, with 30 years' experience in multinational environment. In 2008, I fell in love with the mind potential and became a Meditation Facilitator that same year and a Mindfulness Facilitator since 2013 with Adults, Pregnant and Teens. In 2015, I founded and launched bloom Focus on the Good, a program for Corporate Mindfulness (Mondelez Electrolux, McDonald's, NOS, Unilever, Publicis Noesis are some of my clients and in paralell I develop social responsibility activities working with meditation in a seclusion environment (Linhó, Sintra and Tires State Prisons and in mental health with Alzheimer Portugal Caregivers for Alzheimer's Dementia patients in an advanced state. I have training in Meditation (Upaya Center and Budhadharma; Group dynamics in prison settings (Sapana org); Training in MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction under the method of Prof Mark Williams (Oxford University); Training in support and End of life patients (Breathing Techniques Jivana Yoga); Certified Trainer by IEFP CCP No F 647997 2016 and Humanistic Professional Coach IHCOS® nº 6423 BF 7404 D.
    5 points
  16. I discovered Mindful Art Journaling by Rachel Rose on her website or on vimeo under Workshop Muse, yesterday evening and today my first experience : the freedom to mix medium watercolors, a charcoal crayon and color crayons and back to watercolors , energizing effect now about 20 min later ( the picture shows it) also surprising how the « rational » mind at moments wanted to interfere, where the aim of the exercise / practice is to let things emerge as they unfold, letting the impulse bubble up and follow the movement of the hand for me like letting express what is there even if I don’t have words for it, let myself be surprised and go with the process, no results ( ie a production / picture which I might put up on the wall or offer to someone) requested … just let it unfold … Who knows maybe it will talk to you too ?
    5 points
  17. When I was young, I really didn't have an aspiration to grow up and do or be something. I was honestly just happy to be a kid. I think it was because the future was terrifying and I didn't want any responsibilities, or the burden to have to live up to a dream. Little known fact about me is that I can roller skate really well, I went with my Dad 3 times a week for over 10 years. Also, I can dance my butt off on skates, but am terrified to dance on a dancefloor. Great topic, and it makes me happy to share this...but also scary because it's a part of myself that hasn't really ever been out in the open. More happy than scary, which is why I'm posting.
    5 points
  18. I love everything Deva Premal does, but really love this. I love doing mantra meditation. Imagine sitting comfortably in the sun, your whole body warm and relaxed, while listening to this music. Divine.
    5 points
  19. Hi there, My name is Alain Dumonceaux. I and the founder of www.theawakenedman.net. My passion is to help men regain their mojo so they can live happier, richer and fuller lives by living consciously. The mindfulness exercises are excellent. I am excited to learn and practice mindfulness with this group. Thanks for creating such a great space. Alain
    5 points
  20. I am strong and will take each hour with acceptance
    5 points
  21. As I've been watching the news and scrolling through social media over the past couple of months, I've noticed certain divides expanding: the divide between the right and the left, between lockdown advocates and lockdown protesters, between those that follow mainstream news and those that follow alternative news sources. So I am wondering if we can discuss how mindfulness might help us to soften these perceived gaps. While yes, it is apparent there is a gap between certain viewpoints, can we focus on what actually unites us? I know there is also a growing sense of community and support in many places as well - so the story is not only about division. And yet, I think there is something worth looking at here: How can we take our personal mindfulness practice, understandings, and insights and use that to unite and ground the collective?
    4 points
  22. Beginning the 100 day challenge is allowing me to slow down. By the end of this life I want to have mastered the art of slow living, taking one day at a time and noticing how everyday brings something new to see, hear, smell, touch.
    4 points
  23. Emotions are not always easy to navigate, and in fact, they're a big push for a lot of us to explore mindfulness. So this week's question asks: How do you manage tricky or challenging emotions? Share any resources, insights, or techniques you use.
    4 points
  24. Thank you for the open and honest sharing @MariaDe. First, let me just say that it is wonderful you notice this tendency within yourself. It is easy to simply act out on these feelings without reflecting on them; it takes courage to acknowledge these sorts of things and begin to address them honestly. I don't know how much advice I can give, but one thing I will say is that for me, it is has been helpful to make friends with my aloneness - my fears of being alone, my fears of being abandoned, etc. This has involved quieting the mind and just allowing myself to feel the somatic experience associated with this fear. Harnessing compassion, patience, and tenderness. Therapy has also been supportive for me, as has making time and space for myself beyond intimate relationship. If I come across resources that might be supportive, I will add them here. Wishing you well!
    4 points
  25. There was a quote from John Kabatt-Zinn on Day 70 of Mindfulness Exercises. He said that while mindfulness is said to be at the "heart of Buddhism" it is not about Buddhism but simply about concentration. However, there is a real danger in divorcing the two. Mindfulness is being used, reportedly, to improve the ability of sharpshooters to kill their "targets" by armed forces. I realize those targets are probably trying to kill those who shoot to kill them. Somehow, there is still a violation of anything Buddha would ever have wanted for Mindfulness to help with by this type of use. If it is only concentration, nor morality involved necessarily. If it is to contemplate ways to remedy unsatisfactorisness, or suffering in life, there is a set of ethics attached. So, be aware that divorced from the Buddhist ethics of loving kindness, compassion and equanimity "just concentration" can be effective and deadly. Daniel
    4 points
  26. With 58% of vertebrae species, 80% of freshwater fish, 40% of the global insect population (76% in some regions), and 90% of ocean biomass having extincted just since 1970, ... and with 70-90% of remaining species projected to extinct by the end of this century (at current rate of extinction, not factoring in acceleration), ... and with cognitive ability and average IQ scores plummeting (7 points since 1970) and dementia now the fifth leading cause of human death, ... and with human sperm viability declining 53% since 1970, ... and with climate chaos and a ‘baked in’ 3-5 C temp increase with an exponential increase in catastrophic weather projected this century (which will collapse civilization), ... and with suicide and psychosis rates steadily increasing, ... and as Earth’s geomagnetic poles erratically wander as the strength of the terrestrial electromagnetic field rapidly weakens as an overdue geomagnetic excursion ramps up (a geomagnetic excursion significantly contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthal species 41k years ago). ... and as it becomes increasingly clear that the human species is already in an actual full-blown existential crisis, ... I try to daily remember to get over myself and actively help others here in this age of uncertainty, mass extinction, degeneration and collapse. - - - It isn’t life as usual anymore. It isn’t all about our privileged and endless tsunami of dissatisfaction, constant craving, self-absorbed patterns of thought, addictive emotional reactivity, or our much cherished hallucination of a separately existing invulnerable solid ‘self’. We are short-lived biological organisms, innately embedded in a rapidly unraveling thin fragile layer of life here in an increasingly unstable planet that we are utterly dependent on for the sustenance and survival of the human species, and as Andy Fisher wrote: “As the biosphere crumbles, so do we.” The human species, right now, is crumbling. Modern people have forgotten what we are, where we are and how where we are actually operates, to our great detriment. They have forgotten that there is no solid ground to be found anywhere in all of existence. The practice and experience of mindfulness (or ‘sati’, translated as ‘remembering’ in the ancient mnemotechnical tradition from which it was extracted, relanguaged, renamed and repurposed for modern consumer culture) originally existed for the purpose of reminding the species that the nature of all existence is endless change, uncertainty, dependence and impermanence. Collapse is inevitable and most of humanity, wandering lost, disembodied, and isolated in a ritually fortressed conditioned bubble of storification and self-fascination, has no idea what is flying at us again like a speeding runaway Mack Truck. Remembering that Earth, and the human body, have never been safe places to live is medicine for our very modern madness of self-obsession, amnesia, ignorance and denial. Remembering that our purpose for living is to help each other, and to protect the web of life, provides us with meaning. As it grows darker, remember to be the light.
    4 points
  27. Like you, Gillian - SPRING! The first thing that "sprang" to mind! I feel a season of hope and possibilities unfolding inside me as I breathe new life into my business! Great question!
    4 points
  28. This is a major point of The Body Keeps the Score. A few days ago I heard The Dhamma teacher Dawn Neal tell the story of her little niece being angry, pounding her fists on Dawn's thighs which were as high as the little girl could reach, and yelling in anger, "I hate you, I hate you, I hate you." Dawn looked down and said, "I love you." Her niece stopped yelling and hugged her. The lesson had to do with people needing to be seen and heard, precisely the point of The Body Keeps the Score and, if I understand correctly, Shaun's teachings on "reciprocity." We tend to do all sorts of things to "fix" problems we perceive in others or discipline them, usually to relieve discomfort we ourselves experience, instead of showing up for them. I think we can see this dynamic playing out on a huge scale with reactions to the protests of the Floyd killing. Regarding Jo's experience with alternatives for aspiring meditators who might have reasons to be uncomfortable placing attention on their breath or their bodies, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness addresses this topic well, including Jo's suggestions as I recall. I have no formal training, but I lead a small meditation group and I like to encourage people to stay with objects that bring them some pleasure or ease. They can even do this pacing, doing walking meditation, if they are too anxious to sit. The Buddha taught that gladness was a condition for practicing. If we are not enjoying practice, the likelihood is we won't keep it up. I really enjoy reading what trained people do. Finally, I personally do not like talks punctuated with "if you'd like" and the like. To me it interrupts the flow. Of course, I am the type who doesn't need an invitation to reject what the leader suggests! I personally prefer a preliminary instruction allowing people to follow their own lead if that seems of most benefit. I had a teacher who's many "if you like's" seemed obligatory, not sincere, so that might be clouding my perspective. It's not like there is only one right way. Have a great day.
    4 points
  29. My yoga teacher Tara Cindy Sherman said: Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes
    4 points
  30. That must have been quite tough @Gene Williams. That would of course shift and influence your journey related to expressing yourself. My environment was always very physically safe growing up but spiritually and emotionally it was constricting. As I moved through my teenage years and into adult life, I still held on to a lot of the 'good girl' conditioning that made me feel 'wrong' or 'bad' for expressing my feelings and needs (and to some degree, still do). So for me, learning to speak up in my teenage and early adulthood years was never in opposition with my physical wellbeing - a situation I'm very blessed to have experienced.
    4 points
  31. I'm going to quote my favorite Sufi poet Rumi: "What you are seeking, is seeking you." "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." I believe the key to mindfulness is being gentle with yourself and not having expectations. Allowing whatever happens to happen. Continuing to come back to your breath, believing that breath is all-sustaining, and understanding the miracle of breath- that we breathe without effort, that the universe wants us to live even if we don't want to. The evidence is simple- try to hold your breath. You simply can't, your body breathes for you. The easiest way for me to meditate or calm myself is counting my breath. I inhale to a count of 4 or 6, breathing down into my belly, and exhale slowly to a count of 8 or 12.
    4 points
  32. This is a question I contemplate a lot. My present thoughts are that the wish to bridge these divides is beneficial to the extent it helps us tune in to how we might be too righteously grasping our own views and it motivates us to resolve not to make things worse through unkind speech and actions. It can inspire us to soften and kindly listen whenever civil discourse is available and to find and express common ground. At the same time, I believe the wish to bridge these gaps can be overly idealistic and reflect some wishful thinking rooted in denial and conflict avoidance. We are social animals and want to belong to our community and see it function harmoniously. When it does not, we feel a most uncomfortable dissonance between our compassion for suffering and our allegiance to the community, our craving to belong and get along. To resolve the discomfort it becomes easy to rationalize not taking appropriate actions but to maintain a semblance of harmony and/or loyalty. Through mindfulness we might sense into these tensions, emotions, and attitudes and see how they shape our intentions. We must adhere to our truths, for example that non-harming and promoting the wellbeing of all beings to the greatest practical extent is Important for moving toward a harmonious and thriving community. Through our practice we intend to do so from a place of kindness and warmth as opposed to hostility and aversion. But, often in this milieu our compassion must be fierce. Fierceness might be just simply and gently saying, “no,” asking for the information on which another bases his or her opinion, or looking for opportunities to introduce discreetly pertinent information whenever it will be tolerated. Where we are unsure, we could offer, “I’m not sure, but I have [whatever concern],” or something similar. Often we will be uncertain how to act or respond. I nevertheless think we should not shrink from being perceived as consistent advocates of views that might be unpopular with others. It then is not necessary nor even advisable to always speak up. I wish I really were skillful at any of this and am eager to learn what others contribute.
    4 points
  33. I began a page called Journey 2 Joy "52 Weeks Challenge of Gratitude" Each week follow and post on that page.
    4 points
  34. I wasn't sure which category to post this in, and choose trauma since it relates to disassociation, which I know can be a pitfall of certain mindfulness teachings. I want to bring up the topic of how becoming a "passive observer" of one's life and oneself can lead to constant self-monitoring, disconnection and withdrawl, and the question of how to avoid this, mitigate this? Running a google search will bring up countless accounts of those who have been harmed by mindfulness (in my opinion, by the way mindfulness was presented to them) in serious ways, such as disassociation, depersonalization, excessive self-monitoring, and feeling less engaged in life and more of a bystander watching themselves and life from the sidelines. I really want to address this pitfall of certain mindfulness teachings, of language used, and how it is presented, and I'm hoping to open up a conversation here about this importance and how best to go about it so that mindfulness is less likely to trigger or lead to disassociation/dis-connection, and so that it does what I believe it should, which is to make us more intimate with ourselves (which means relating to our experience, not disconnecting from it) and lead to engaging in the world in a freer way, coming more into direct contact with what IS, and being less separated from the world by over attachment to mental activity, and transforming how relate to our experience of reality by loosening resistance to what IS by cultivating acceptance, grace, befriending, and self-compassion. Here is a quote that I found very relevant: "It is possible for someone who goes overboard with mindfulness to end up becoming isolated from other people because they up being just a passive observer who has totally lost the ability to "lose themselves" in what they are doing." This has been my experience at times and I am passionate about asking the question - how can we teach mindfulness in a way that is less likely to lead to this outcome?
    4 points
  35. From the album: Mindful Art

    © True You Holistic Life Coaching

    4 points
  36. I have been wandering around the last few years because the first 50 years of my life were done witnessing, making mistakes and learning. Finally, I have reached accomplished. 30 years of journals with struggles and progress now can be put out. With 3 courses and 3 websites, I feel very comfortable with helping others. I use to have this itch. This itch to do something with what I have lived. Not knowing how, when, where and what is a daunting task. FIRST progress is in 2020. Thank you for being here. Projects are completed, now to learn what else to do with it. Very slow going for me. https://soul-fitness-life-alliance.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=1148266 Embrace Your Joy free 4 videos Worksheet bonus https://soul-fitness-life-alliance.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=1384677 Embrace Joy Without Fear $10 minicourse videos, charts, bonus's
    4 points
  37. I'm not a Zen Buddhist but I always appreciated the political and spiritual engagement of many Zen Buddhists like Thich Nhat Hanh. I feel like dealing with inner peace and actively participating in political and social life and standing up to injustice is not exclusive - it's actually one and the same thing. I think if we look at the noble eight-fold path, it includes right action, and that's not just "inner" action. Unless our morality translates into our lives and if we don't stand up for what's right then we aren't really living our values and I then see them as pretty devoid of meaning. At least that's how I see it.
    4 points
  38. May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you have peace
    4 points
  39. Another beautiful one, this time by David Whyte. https://www.davidwhyte.com/english-poetry#Opening Excerpt from the full piece: "That day I saw beneath dark clouds the passing light over the water and I heard the voice of the world speak out, I knew then, as I had before life is no passing memory of what has been nor the remaining pages in a great book waiting to be read. It is the opening of eyes long closed."
    4 points
  40. @Tempus Hi, I do have challenges with to integrate mindfulness into my daily life , seem like sometimes / many times just goes out of the window and I'm mindless ... I meaning I`m on auto pilot, but I`m really happy when I notice that I wandered away and then I just stop for a moment and enjoy that I noticed that I noticed. I would say small steps. I also noticed that consistency is very important to my practice, I only do 10 min meditation mornings and 15 min evenings as I`m a beginner too , I feel its not about the minute its about a real quality I spend being mindful, I will be always able to increase the meditation time when I have a good foundation. May you be safe, healthy and live your life with ease. Helga
    4 points
  41. I attached one of my mandalas and a zentangle
    4 points
  42. I was able to sit in conversation with four women and we had such a respectful and loving time together, everything flowed beautifully I’m feeling so blessed
    4 points
  43. Today my affirmation is: I am purpose. I was created with great intentions. I am focused. I can and I will.
    4 points
  44. Mmm yes soothing music is so nice. I have found myself lately continuing to go to this one even though there are so many out there
    4 points

Announcements

  • Posts

    • Thanks for sharing what comes up for you in regards to these prompts, @Rick @ FinestCoaching. The one that strikes me most is your response to number 3, perhaps because I feel the closest resonance to that one at the moment. When I sit with what happened there in Texas, my heart aches - grieves - for the suffering of the parents, teachers, friends, community members... and for the world as a whole.
    • RE: Your Quote, Gillian,  “Mindfulness can encourage creativity when the focus is on the process and not the product.” 1. Morning time...My New quality of Vision, since having Cataract surgery, y'all with know with age...(Had my Left Eye on May 2nd-Right Eye on May 9nth)...everything is brighter with my eyes adjusting & healing; my images are crisper. With Blinds closed in our office, the sky is bright after a horrendous Rain/Wind storm last night....light sneaks into the corner of my Right eye since our office window is to my right....with no light on my open area is darker, though a tinge of light enters. 2. Being a Professional Photographer, sometimes, I just Shoot, not knowing what will appear with no judgement & utmost curiosity; this is Mindful Photography at it's best...I'll post some Photos of muddy Turtles from a Pond I spotted yesterday. 3. My Heart bleeds with Sorrow for those Families in Uvalde, Texas today...I sit back & think of how many days I worked as a Social Worker visiting many Schools yesterday, never giving thought that my life might be in Danger..forget Politics today...still brings tears to my eyes...simply gut-wrenching!:( 4. I'll report on my Photography experience yesterday visiting a local park ...as I looked down in the putrid dark brown muddy water below me saw slow movements of Turtles barely tipping the rippling the brown muddy surface of the pond, & even dipping downward to a dark brown to dark gray muddy water below...bringing my eyes upward there is a vision calls to my mind a Beautiful to somewhat bright light reflect on the water, contrasting this a brighter green edge of dark and light to dark colored Green trees reflecting on the water then. actual contrasting actual trees entering from the backwoods of the shoreline; up-above was the view of the bright grayish storm-threatening sky...fairly detailed as much as possible...such contrasting Beauty:) (I'll upload that particular Photo when I have a chance).
    • I've been reading a lot lately as part of a course I am taking. A couple of the books from this list that have been inspiring me and reminding me of what I want to help create in this world are: Mind to Matter by Dawson Church - reminding me of the power of subtle energy and how I can create my reality by aligning with 'higher' or more universal energies, like peace and love A Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa - reminding me of the importance and power of continuing to cultivate compassion, for self and for others
    • For the writers out there, a few creative writing prompts that invite you to convey your experience of this moment: 1. Write about the quality of light coming through your window right now, no matter if it's day or night. (From Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg). 2. Use 'This moment...' as a prompt, a place to start (also from the beautiful book mentioned above). 3. Write about what your heart feels like in this moment. 4. Describe a single object that's close to you right now. Examine it carefully, curiously. Tell about it. Then do the same for something you can see in the distance.
    • Exciting announcement! The Mindfulness Exercises Podcast will be going live next week. 🎉 As Sean shared in this mindful musings email yesterday: This has been a year in the making. Each episode will be a guided, curated journey into deeper levels of mindfulness to benefit both practitioners and trained mindfulness teachers alike. The podcast invites you to: - Go beyond listening into deeper experiences of mindfulness - Try new evidence-based meditations to keep your mindfulness practice fresh. - Learn from the world’s top mindfulness teachers on how they practice and share mindfulness with others Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to in future episodes: Exploring Habit Change with Dr. Judson Brewer Mindfulness for Changing the World with Sharon Salzberg The Neuroscience of Happiness with Rick Hanson Kevin Griffin Answers Mindfulness Teachers’ Top Questions Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Maté Mindfulness through an Equity Lens with Michelle Maldonado My personal answers to different mindfulness topics Plus … meditations, mindfulness exercises and more" I'll share the link with you when the podcast goes live next week. Keep your eye on this thread 😊
    • Hi all! Here are Sean's mindful musings for the week (incl. info about the soon-to-be-released Mindfulness Exercises Podcast!) enhancing non-judgmental moment-to-moment awareness Hi All! Here is your weekly dose of "5 Mindful Musings", a brief list of what's helping me live a more mindful life. What I'm Doing Daily Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance. Each day that I sit in a tub of 43 degree (F) water for 3-5 minutes is a great day. I feel so alive, so energized, and so clear-headed that I just automatically feel happier. I got a cold tub in my backyard recently and it kind of changed everything. I absolutely love it. In fact, I'm going to go sink into it right now after I press send.   What I Recommend FitMind Meditation App. My friend Liam McClintock created this amazing app that walks you through a wide variety of the best evidence-based meditations known to man. He's one of my favorite mindfulness teachers, as he blends ancient wisdom with cutting edge neuroscience in a very accessible, secular way. Apropos to this, he is currently studying for an MS in Applied Neuroscience while practicing as a full time Buddhist monk. It was a pleasure welcoming him last week as a Guest Teacher for our Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program, where he talked about the neuroscience of craving and samadhi. It was quite inspiring. Nonetheless, the link above to FitMind will give you 3 months of unlimited access. If you don't want to pay after 3 months, simply cancel your account before then. Let me know what you think.   What I'm Surprised By 392,698 views on one of my YouTube videos. A few people asked me to talk about why I created a certification program, so I recorded this 4 minute video at my mother-in-law's house thinking maybe a few hundred people would watch it. Seeing how popular this is, I decided to record more videos where I just freely talk about mindfulness topics. This is helping me become more open, vulnerable and authentic with the public, which can be a little scary sometimes, but I feel like I have a lot to say in the name of love, courage and helping others through tough times with mindfulness. I'd love to hear your thoughts and learn how you navigate this territory of speaking up despite fear of judgment. What I'm Excited To Announce We will launch our Mindfulness Exercises Podcast next week! This has been a year in the making. Each episode will be a guided, curated journey into deeper levels of mindfulness to benefit both practitioners and trained mindfulness teachers alike. The podcast invites you to: - Go beyond listening into deeper experiences of mindfulness - Try new evidence-based meditations to keep your mindfulness practice fresh. - Learn from the world’s top mindfulness teachers on how they practice and share mindfulness with others Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to in future episodes: Exploring Habit Change with Dr. Judson Brewer Mindfulness for Changing the World with Sharon Salzberg The Neuroscience of Happiness with Rick Hanson Kevin Griffin Answers Mindfulness Teachers’ Top Questions Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Maté Mindfulness through an Equity Lens with Michelle Maldonado My personal answers to different mindfulness topics Plus … meditations, mindfulness exercises and more I'll send the podcast link to you next week!  🙂 A Quote I Love   "Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality." - Thích Nhất Hạnh Want to connect? Text "hello" to me at (510) 800-7422 and I'll personally text my latest mindfulness thoughts and practices to you from time to time, and you can reply with thoughts and questions if you'd like. Wishing you well,   - Founder, Mindfulness Exercises   - Former Buddhist Monk - Instructor for the mindfulness program developed at Google - Lead teacher: Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program Sean's Trainings & Resources 300 Mindfulness Worksheets Download These Step-By-Step Trainings To Learn & Practice Mindfulness 200 Guided Meditation Scripts Download These Categorized PDF's To Guide Meditations For Others Brandable Mindfulness Teaching Curriculum Teach Your Own Mindfulness Programs with Word-For-Word Mindfulness Trainings & Slides Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program Become a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with our Internationally Accredited Program 100 Day Mindfulness Challenge Daily Mindfulness Emails with Audio Meditations & Journal Prompts For More Teachings, Follow Sean on Social Media          
    • Congrats on taking that step, Jeremy! And welcome to the community 🙂
    • Hey everyone, my name is Jeremy and I am new here. I would say that the one thing that people don't know about me is that when I was younger it was my dream to be in film and/or graphics design. So, I am sticking my neck out there and started a youtube channel. Wish me luck!
    • My childhood growing up is in Ann Arbor. am a unique person in my own ways and my role modal is Sabrina the teenage witch.
    • I have a caseworker from cmh and I ask her to get something for me and she is not willing to do it so I add my advocate of mine on the same email and I also let my parents know even my husband to.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.