Entries tagged with “Mindfulness”

No Place Like Alone for the Holidays

“The absence of holiday fuss clears the way for all kinds of spiritual opportunities.”

On the Virtues of A Coffee Mug

I spent last week away from home, work, studio, email, and Facebook in the city of my youth, Montreal. I remember it well, but only this past week did I really notice something str…

Pandemic Silver Linings: Accounting for Good News

2020 was a year. But maybe there's a silver lining (or two) to this pandemic after all.

Ram Dass on Unconditional Love, Surrender, and Transformation

In his posthumous memoir, Being Ram Dass, the beloved cultural and spiritual icon and bestselling author of Be Here Now, shares his experience of his journey from the mind to the heart, from the ego to the soul.

Reclaim Rest: A Rest-Guided Meditation to Help You Connect to Calm Instantly

Reclaim rest with a rest guided meditation that will take you on a journey of self-exploration.

Resolution Solution: Holistic New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions never seem to stick. Explore a more holistic approach.

Shift Your Body, Shift Your Mind

At the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we have worked for the last few years to find ways to help our veterans returning from Iraq an…

Surfing Emotion

Surfer-writer-adventurer Jaimal Yogis brings mindfulness to his outdoor passions.

Teaching a Stressed System to Relax: Living in the Gaps

“The more I practice cultivating the gaps and being really present for them, the more my nervous system gets the message that I’m okay.”

The Power of Slow Living in a Fast-Paced World

“When we live with purpose, when we slow down and take stock of what is really important to us, voluntarily letting go of what isn’t, we begin to live more truthfully, on our own terms.”

The Real Secret of Yoga (Isn’t the Yoga)

Often when we hear the word “yoga,” we think of static physical postures like Downward Dog or Headstand. But what if yoga wasn’t about the pose at all? What if the postures were mo…

The Spiritual Side of S’mores

The surprising history of the yummy treat, plus tips on sweet ingredients that do good

The Truth about Going Retrograde with Mercury

September is a bit of a wild month, astrologically speaking. There is a solar eclipse with the new moon on September 1st and a lunar eclipse with the full moon on September 16th. I…

Think Verb, Not Noun

Breath action into everyday words. “You might be surprised at how many nouns in the English language can be used as verbs.”

TIM RYAN: Leading the "Quiet Caucus"

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, spoke with Rabbi Rami about his efforts to bring more mindfulness to the U.S. Senate.

Too Much Stuff?

Tired of all the JUNK? Become inspired by Benedictine simplicity. Look for new ways to keep your space less cluttered.

Waiting to Exhale

I know as problems go, this is not the biggest thing, but I really miss practicing yoga in a studio.

We All Suffer From H.E.L.P. (Human Existential Looping Problem), but There’s Help!

Stuck in a rut—or a loop? “Thoughts we’ve had thousands of times are easier to have again than new, creative thoughts. ... So what are we to do about our loops getting stronger with every repetition?”

What to Do When You’re the Emotionally Unavailable One

I am addicted to reading articles with titles like, “are you dating a narcissist?” and “signs you should get out of your relationship now,” because deep-down I’m afraid that I am t…

Why People Don’t Meditate ... Even If They Want To

Why is it so hard to jumpstart a meditation practice even when you really want to? There are generally two reasons why people don’t meditate.