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
Vipassana meditation is one of the first meditation techniques developed. Referred to in the West as “insight” meditation, the technique involves bringing your awareness upon internal sensations, desires, emotions or thoughts in a silent watchful state. Read More
What is Mindfulness Meditation? Here I explore a brief definition of the practice and it’s Western Psychological benefits. At the end there is a Mindfulness Meditation Guide for your own personal practice. Read More
Zen has its roots in the Sanskrit word “dhyana” which directly translated is Meditation – a state of awareness connected deeply with ones own existence. In my own experience I see it as a “Freedom from a self defeating Mind conditioned for judgement and analysis”- by quieting my judging and analyzing mind, during meditation I reconnect with the simplicity and contentment of everything that is around me, at that very moment. Read More
Zindel Segal is a world renown Doctor in his work on depression and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He is a pioneer in helping spread awareness of mental health and on February 9th 2011 (Mental Health Day) I had the privilege to share time and interview Dr. Zindel Segal on the impacts of mental illness and the power of mindfulness as a tool to help alleviate this suffering shared by so many. Read More
With January 17th (the most depressing day of the year) far behind us and our New Years Resolutions still fresh in our minds, this moment provides us with a great space to evolve our mindset.