Health and Happiness

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:04

I recently looked up "well-being" in the dictionary. It's defined as a "happy, healthy and prosperous state".

Performing Better

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:55

I've thoroughly enjoyed teaching this meditation and mindfulness (M&M) course over almost three years. My reward is seeing participants discover and develop better ways of living. I refer to the students as participants because they learn mostly by their own observation and experimentation.

After the Morning Shower

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:16

The practice of mindfulness is about being present for your life and experiencing it just as it is, without the judgments that can lead you to a conditioned reaction. I remember this every morning when I take my shower.

Listening to My Body

Monday, 27 April 2015 23:40

Our body and mind are the two sides of the stress experience because they are so completely connected.

Contact

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 17:32

30 Cleary Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
613.322.7196
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Resources

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 16:18

Please find below resources to assist you in learning about mindfulness or deepening your practice.

Accepting Reality

Saturday, 13 September 2014 09:06

A half dozen years ago, I reflected upon three "teachings" about accepting reality. They made me realize the importance of that attitude in practicing mindfulness, and in reducing dukkha. Dukkha is the Pali word for unsatisfactoriness or suffering, Pali being the language used in India at the time of the Buddha.

My First Retreat

Thursday, 13 February 2014 23:33

One year after attending the course on meditation and mindfulness (MBSR), I went on my first meditation retreat. It was an experience which, initially, was not particularly pleasant.

My Son's Graduation

Saturday, 30 November 2013 22:06

One of the attitudes we cultivate to enhance our being mindful is that of not "striving" – whenever possible and appropriate, not working to achieve a particular outcome from an experience. I relearned this attitude when I attended my son's graduation.

The Cat's Meow

Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:51

In order to deal with difficulties during meditation - and daily living – certain perspectives and attitudes can be quite helpful. I was reminded of this again a number of years ago when I encountered the cat's meow.

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