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As I navigate the busyness of the holiday season and notice how I and others react to its stressors, I have become increasingly curious about how mindfulness can help. Attention to the present moment can soften stress reactivity, yet this time of year calls for something more solid, more strategic. Learn how to have a more mindful holiday with my PRO method.
There's never been a better time to explore the world of mindfulness and meditation. With so many new mindfulness apps on the market, it is relatively easy to start meditating on your own. However, I've been thinking a lot about the benefits of meditating outside of your own personal space in a community.
I enjoy consulting with athletes and coaches, developing mindfulness skills to increase performance. These skills apply to all of us — we are all athletes in the challenging game of life.
I was recently on vacation in Cape May, a charming resort town in New Jersey. After hearing about the Cape May Ferry, I decided to take the 80 minute boat ride to Lewes, Delaware.
I have been reflecting on my work within healthcare and how mindfulness is an integral part of mind-body research. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program in healthcare, has played a pivotal role in the rise of integrative medicine.
“Yikes,” I thought during a recent run, “my mind is a bit toxic!” Typically, running is a mindful and peaceful experience for me — my attention effortlessly focused on just running. It’s meditation in motion. But not so during this run.
Sometimes we enjoy the company of our own thoughts. Pleasant thoughts, constructive thoughts, thoughts that support our taking action — this genre of thinking is helpful. Yet at other times, our thoughts can be troublesome — negative, intrusive, obsessive, ruminative … we’ve all been there.
Awarenessing. Verb. Definition: The deliberate action of creating and sustaining a state of awareness.
Within seconds of entering Springfield Hospital, a severe rain and wind storm suddenly took control of all things outside. “Wow,” I thought, “I was really fortunate this time. Usually rain is attracted to me like a magnet.” I mentioned my near miss to a colleague who replied: “You dodged a bullet!”
As I’m gearing up for a run, I’m pondering the topic for this mindfulness blog. After selecting just the right gear so I’m neither too hot nor too cold for an eight mile run, I finally get myself outside. After a couple miles my mind wanders, reminding me that I need a blog topic. I let the thought go and return my attention to my running. Then the lightbulb goes off. What I’m doing right now - mindful running, is the blog!