The Mindfulness Lie

meditating woman while starting a personal retreat practicing mindfulness

Just about everywhere we look today someone is hawking the benefits of mindfulness. “Treat Heart Disease” “Eliminate Test Anxiety” “Treat Bowl and Gut Issues” “Improve Grades” “Treat Skin Rashes” “Increase Brain Mass” I’m not even going to list them all. Just try a search. It’s just not for everyone… I’m going to admit something to … Read more

Planning Your Retreat Date

image shows a calendar with letters spelling plan - planning the date

You can’t finish a Personal Retreat until you start, and you can’t start without planning your retreat date. When I think about the folks who are going to buy my book and start a personal retreat, I can’t help but think of the worst stumbling block. Starting. I want to help them out and give … Read more

Meditation: It’s a Mad, Mad Mind

Excerpt from a New Yorker magazine cover from 1969 depicting what happens in the mind in a stream of consciousness which mindfulness can help control

The image featured here is an amazing representation of what stream of consciousness really means. The mind is a truly amazing thing, making connections to memory from the incredible number of stimuli we experience. Sights, smells, touch, sounds, and tastes can send us through a whirlwind of thoughts – sometimes just pieces, or deeply meaningful … Read more

Starting a Personal Retreat

meditating woman while starting a personal retreat practicing mindfulness

I am starting my personal retreat! It’s actually my second retreat. The last one was about a year ago, and I learned so much. Using some of the items from the last one is a great springboard for the one upcoming. In the book I wrote, I talk about preparation for your retreat. That preparation … Read more