What is mindfulness? With the growth of mindfulness meditation as an intervention for stress, anxiety, depression, pain and many other common ailments, this is quickly becoming a big question arising all over North America. Read More
“Journaling is the practice of self-discovery by writing to yourself” ~ Chade Meng Tan (Google) Read More
Providing just a few minutes of simple reflection at anytime in the day can radically transform the quality of our day to day living. Very rarely do we provide ourselves the opportunity in our busy schedules to sit back and reflect on how lucky we really are. Read More
How to control anger… in any situation? Here is a light approach to this very heavy subject exploring 3 simple steps on how to control anger – starting with a recent run in with our provincial police… Read More
Communication, especially when it is effective and meaningful, is one of the most important elements of success in life. It is incredible how little (if any) training is provided to develop skills for effective communication.
The realities of today’s fast paced life isn’t a secret. We get out of bed and without a chance to be aware of what we’re doing we jump into the race against time to get out the door – racing through emails, zipping through the bathroom, piecing together the kids, dashing through breakfast…makes it seem like the perfect day is out of reach. Read More
A February 2012 UCLA meditation study on the brains of practicing meditators has found remarkable evidence that a regular meditation practice strengthens our brains.
Eileen Luders, an assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and colleagues, have found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification (“folding” of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) than people who do not meditate. Read More
Meditation in schools is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of studies showing the effectiveness of quiet reflection on stress, anxiety and ADHD. I have had the privilege of teacing over 200 students at Monsignor Doyle Secondary School in Mindfulness Mediation. In this article I share with you some tips and resources on how to do the same in your own school or one that is in your community. Read More
International Womens Day I feel is a reminder of how important a mother role is within our world. A nurturing, compassionate and life giving force, woman play an integral role in paving the way of a life that holds deeper meaning and qualities that we aim to aspire to. Read More
Wisdom 2 conference (Wisdom 2.0) is a revolutionary gathering of the top companies in Silicon Valley; Google, Zynga, Twitter, Facebook and more, with the top leaders in contemplative science. The goal is to infuse and spread a wiser way of being into our technology driven fast paced lives, both in the workplace and at home. Read More