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 [...]

Building your meditation from the ground up

Tangled thoughts and frazzled feelings Mindfulness begins with meditation.  Without a meditation practice, it's very difficult to stay present, meet the moment as it is, be compassionate, and connect with a nonjudgmental attitude.  Meditation is the training ground for all the other things we collectively call a mindfulness practice. For many months, I've watched the [...]