In view of everything that has been going on in the world lately, it is important to remember this quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. It would be so easy to focus on all the hate, the anger, and the violence that is going on all around us, but much harder to focus on all … Continue reading Loving-kindness can save the world
Meditation and mindfulness practice encompasses many things. In its essence, it is a simple practice, but it contains a wide range of mind and heart practices that work together to make us happy, complete and present. On the one side, the "mind practices" teach us presence, awareness and attention. This is perhaps the more obvious side … Continue reading The four qualities of love
Among the more established mindfulness-based approaches that I have previously discussed, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), I have recently come across Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP). The novelty of this practice could explain why I only came across it a couple of weeks ago, but it captured my attention straight … Continue reading What is Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice?
We are almost at the end of the first month of 2018. And while generally, I truly think that time flies faster and faster for every year that goes by, January has felt like a very long month indeed. And I am not alone in feeling this way. I have seen article after article discussing … Continue reading Why does January feel so long?
I have previously written a few blog posts about mindfulness and eating, for instance Mindfulness and (binge) eating, A more personal post..., Mindfulness and body positivity, Mindful eating: Lessons from Buddhism, and Eating mindfully or dieting?. Most of these blog posts are related to binge eating, which is something that I have personally struggled with on … Continue reading Riding the waves of desire
I have heard people say that you can do anything mindfully. You can watch television mindfully, you can play a computer game mindfully, you can even commit a crime mindfully. Just as long as you do it slowly, deliberately, and with present moment awareness. But what really constitutes mindfulness? People who say that anything can … Continue reading Do you slime mindfully?
Every year I make New Year's resolutions. Each year they are refined, changed and adjusted. Each year they grow and evolve with me. And each year some succeed while others fail. This year I made New Year's resolutions again. And then I made one more. And this is the resolution that precedes all the others. … Continue reading A more mindful 2018