Five Senses Mindfulness

Five Senses Mindfulness is a great practice to help quiet a distracted mind and restore your sense of calmness and equanimity. It’s also really simple.

Start with three mindful breaths, breathing in deeply and bringing your attention full and completely to the sensation of the breath.

Then work your way through each of your five senses, trying to get past the immediate surface information and deeper into your experience:

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Pay Attention

How many times do you think your children have heard some version of “pay attention?” Now ask yourself how many times anyone has actually tried to explain to your child HOW to pay attention.

One of my favorite ways of introducing mindfulness to kids is with the promise that someone, finally, is going to teach them what it means when we ask them to pay attention.

So, what do …

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Mindfulness for Busy People

Friends always tell me that they really want to learn to meditate, but they don’t have the time. I’m writing this post to say – make the time. If you’re feeling the desire to meditate that is usually a good sign that you need to find some way to create stillness in your life and quiet down. But I get how impossible it can feel to carve out …

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