21 May

Impermanence – This Week’s Mindfulness Focus Word

    Impermanence is the focus word this week, inspired by the loss of my tiny pears and apples that were just forming on trees. I was relieved two weeks ago when they made it through a severe Denver cold snap. And I wrongly assumed we were over the worst of the cold. During the… (Read More)

26 March

Listening – Mindfulness Focus Words – Week 13

Listening with Intention Listening is the mindfulness focus word this week. It may seem like the easiest thing in the world and at first glance it appears that not much effort is required. Yet mindful listening is not a passive activity. Instead, we are actively participating but in a quiet and intentional way.  Although there… (Read More)

5 February

Strategizing for Mindfulness – Four Simple Steps

Having a strategy for mindfulness practice is as important as a technique. Many of the  participants in the Mindfulness 101 class that I  teach at the Colorado Mental Wellness Network already know about meditation and mindfulness.  Many have practiced sporadically. Their challenge is not that they don’t know some basic meditation techniques, but that it is… (Read More)

10 May

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®)

 It’s impossible to be on the planet for any length of time and not have health or life challenges of one sort or another. It’s a tough planet.  And that is what makes the Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®) a valuable tool for everyone. I completed my  WRAP® Facilitator training just three weeks ago and… (Read More)

20 February

Winter Mandalas

This moment and this moment and this next moment….that’s what we have. These moments make up our lives, and yet we seem to be wired to be anywhere but in this present moment. Certainly more than at any time in our history, the information on meditation and mindfulness is readily available and yet people struggle… (Read More)

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