COVID-19: Support for Your Safety and Ours

COVID-19 has changed our way of life in ways we never expected. Many - if not all - of our activities have been impacted leaving us feeling at a loss to find comfort and security in our usual ways of coping with stress. It is not unusual under these circumstances to feel anxious and concerned [...]

Are You Being Mindful or Just Messing with Your Mind?

Much of my time is spent trying to convince people that mindfulness may not be the best option they've chosen to deal with (read: fix) their mental struggles. This may seem strange given I've been committed to mindfulness as a path of practice in both my personal and professional life. And yes, the research evidence [...]

Mindfulness Training Program for Health Care Professionals – Ottawa & Toronto

2019 Professional Training Workshops: Entry & Advanced Skills in Mindfulness-Based Interventions The OMC Mindfulness Teacher Training Program is open for registration in Ottawa beginning with the first module in May 2019 (see below). To register please use the link at the end of the module descriptions. CEU credits for Psychologists offered by CPA*. Our Teacher [...]

Book Review: The Mindful Elite by Jaime Kucinskas – Contemplative leaders & the growth of mindfulness

The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the inside out by Jaime Kucinskas (Oxford University Press) takes up the challenging investigation into the origins of the mindfulness juggernaut that includes everything from contemplative to the clinical and popular use of meditation. This is not the first investigation of the path Western forms mindfulness sans Buddhism has taken and [...]

Eat All You Want AND Lose Weight: Delicious delusions and terrible truths

It's Day 2 of 2019 and I am thrilled to say I'm not on a diet. As a lifelong poundage yo-yo attached to a weighing scale, I am very happy to find myself in a place where the leftover Xmas cookies (Really. Leftover!) aren't enticing me, the Baumkuchen I baked for my daughter's birthday is begging [...]