Mindfulness Articles

The “Turning Towards” Pathway

The famous boxer, Joe Lewis, reportedly said everyone gets knocked down sometimes but while you’re down there you might as well pick something up. The stuff I teach and try to help others discover is what I’ve picked up from many such falls. One of the most valuable benefits of mindfulness is the ability to turn towards life’s falls and failures and personally “feel into” whatever fear, or shame or pain these events call forth. (Read More)

Mindfulness is the Practice of Focusing on this Moment (Chico Enterprise-Record)

When you meditate, don't expect a smile to come to your face. Meditation doesn't mean going after the good things and getting away from the bad. It means coming to terms with things as they are. (Read More)

Coping with Pain Mindfully by Steven Flowers, M.F.T.

Pain is our most immediate experience at birth and accompanies us through life in its many forms and expressions. (Read More)

Mindfulness in Plain English by the Ven. Henepola Gunaratana

The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use. (Read More)

The RAIN of Self Compassion by Tara Brach

The Art of Presence by Francie Bedinger, MA

As our population moves further into this new era of aging, meeting the complex psychological, biomedical and spiritual needs of the aging will require significant shifts in current policies and practices. (Read More)

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