Change your perspective and change your life.
What is mindfulness?
What are you thinking right now?
Are you dwelling on the past or obsessing about the future?
Are you able to savor life or do everyday stresses control you?
Much of our stress, pain and suffering comes from being pulled away from what is happening in our life right now. We are consumed with regrets about the past, worries about the future and avoidance of the present.
Mindfulness means being purposely aware of what is happening in the present moment. Meditation is a foundational practice for soothing the nervous system and creating new neural pathways.
When we are mindful, we:
Are aware of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment.
Pay attention to what we observe with an attitude of curiosity, respect and compassion for ourselves.
Tune our thoughts into what we’re sensing in the present moment, rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Learn to live in the present moment with meditation and Mindfulness-Based Training.
Mindfulness-based training has been shown to be effective for improving health and personal relationships, as well as reducing stress symptoms. People who integrate methods of meditation and mindfulness into their daily lives report heightened ability to:
Relax and “go with the flow”
Cope more effectively with short- and long-term stressful events
Reduce pain levels and handle pain in general
Improve self-esteem and feel more in charge of life
Reduce irritability, impulsivity and reactivity
Uplift their mood
Experience energy, balance, enthusiasm and satisfaction…bring the “wow” factor back into life
Learn how sweet it is to live in the present moment - aware of your surroundings, thoughts and actions - rather than always looking around the corner for the next thing to do or become.
"I've tried to meditate off and on, and I just can't do it. My mind races like a bunch of wild monkeys."
I've heard this many times. Just remember, if you have a mind, a body, and you can breathe, you can learn to meditate and practice the methods that enhance living mindfully.
I know – I've taught topics related to mindfulness in schools, hospitals, yoga studios, and maximum-security prisons. I've facilitated retreats in Israel and Costa Rica, taught mindfulness meditation on cruise ships, and worked with private and non-profit organizations and businesses.
"Think and act in a certain way often enough and the brain gets really good at it."
- Diane Ackerman, Author