Simple Active Listening Skills

Simple Active Listening Skills

Suddenly, a new business pops up in your neighborhood, boldly promising to teach you: How to Improve Active Listening. You think, what’s going on, or maybe, what have I missed? I wonder, are people jonesing to be better listeners? They may be, but I’ve yet...
Benefits of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Benefits of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

No need to stuff your sack with maps to guide you on an epic quest, no need to lace up your hiking boots or sling climbing ropes over your shoulder, for a trek into the mountainous unknown, and there’s nothing that needs to be cooked in anticipation of a long...
10 Distractions We Often Avoid

10 Distractions We Often Avoid

What Are Internal Distractions? Internal Distractions generally fall into two categories. 1.Thoughts: Our mind kicks out nearly 60,000 thoughts each day, and often we get hooked and we create long stories or conversations with ourselves. Our thoughts are distractions...
Stay In The Moment – Be Mindful

Stay In The Moment – Be Mindful

Noise swirls unceasingly inside our minds and outside our bodies. From morning to night distractions surround us, and not quietly like a book on a shelf but with a piercing siren call promising something better, something warmer or something more loving awaiting on...
How Do I Sit In Meditation And Watch My Breath

How Do I Sit In Meditation And Watch My Breath

Introduction – Watch My Breath Often those new to mindfulness practice find themselves a bit confused upon receiving the instruction to watch your breath. Frequently I’ve heard people exclaim, “Watch My Breath?” And then rather sheepishly add a...