Mindfulness and illness

Mindfulness and illness

How does being mindful help you navigate the ups and downs of illness? Fear, anger, and grief ride in the slipstream of illness. It can be overwhelming. If you train your mind to focus on one small piece of reality, the overwhelm diminishes. While you’re holding...
Mindfulness enriches your journaling

Mindfulness enriches your journaling

I’ve been reading ”Effortless Journaling.” I decided that if I am going to be facilitating creative journaling classes, perhaps I should update and expand my skills. I was pleased to discover that there is much discussion, in this book, of mindfulness and journaling....
Mindfulness increases happiness

Mindfulness increases happiness

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a process that is helped many people deal with chronic pain, says “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and...
Mindful poetry IV

Mindful poetry IV

now that I have dropped below the level of words it is hard to return what can I say to invite us you and me to move more deeply into our lives? – – what is there to keep me here in the quiet of my life? the robin outside my window chirps for no reason it knows – –...
Mindful poetry III

Mindful poetry III

It is time to let go of my thirst for accomplishment and slowly, gently sink into this moment nowhere to go nothing to prove branches scrape love songs on the winter sky – – – – – – – – Welcome to this moment a new, new normal each day begins checking symptoms do my...
Mindful poetry II

Mindful poetry II

Sometimes you forget your own truth the lives you see lived only a click away seem so much brighter and bolder and richer than yours you think you want that but center down feel the air moving past your nostrils this is your life here and now how will you live it?...