Mindfulness Meditation
    • Making friends with your mind, heart and body

Taking in the Good

Sunday, 29 January 2017 15:33

As human beings, we have three core needs - we want to feel safe, satisfied and connected. Hardwiring Happiness explains how we can better meet these needs through a practice called Taking in the Good (by Dr. Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist).

The Power of Meditation

Monday, 19 December 2016 06:43

During the last session of the course I recently taught on meditation and mindfulness, I was once again impressed by the power of this practice.

Meditation Mach 2

Saturday, 05 November 2016 10:09

I recently purchased the best book on meditation I’ve ever seen. It feels like a new ball game, and my “meditation batting average” is increasing.

The Challenge of Mindfulness

Thursday, 06 October 2016 01:23

My family has been very helpful to me in managing this small teaching business, especially with tips on how to do a better job of it.

Managing My Reactions

Monday, 01 August 2016 13:26

I recently attended a silent week of meditation and mindfulness near Ottawa, where I worked at paying attention, observing my reactions to what was going on, and managing these reactions.

Exploring Embarrassment

Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:01

I recently attended a week-end workshop where I told the group how I felt about it, compared to a similar experience 15 years ago. After the weekend, I began to feel embarrassed about what I had said.

Spilt Coffee? No Worries.

Friday, 01 April 2016 12:57

I recently spilt a cup of coffee, just missing my computer, but had no negative reaction. It was a beautiful experience.

Grads' Night

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

I spent a very enjoyable evening last month with graduates of my Meditation and Mindfulness (M&M) course: leading meditation, giving a talk and discussing the practice of mindfulness.

Enjoying a Mental Shower

Monday, 01 February 2016 01:06

I’m often reminded, in my daily practice, of how refreshing mindfulness can be. It’s like taking a mental shower.

Why Meditate?

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

I recently participated in a study on maintaining a regular meditation practice, conducted by a Masters student at the University of Ottawa. It was an interesting experience.