A 3-Step Mindfulness Practice for Peace of Mind

Sometimes you just need a quick fix to help get through this moment and into the next. When this happens to me and I’m feeling overwhelmed and unsure of myself, I find it helpful to remember this simple instruction from Pema Chodron’s book Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change:

“First, come into the present. Flash on what’s happening with you right now. Be fully aware of your body, its …

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Teaching Your Kids How to Surf Their Way Through Stress

Part of being a mindful parent is recognizing that our children are deeply affected by our moods. When we are stressed out and harried, whether consciously or subconsciously, our kids know it. So I was especially bummed out when I found a chart this week that quantifies lifestyle stress levels. I scored really high. A commute more than 1 hour each day – check. Full-time job – check. More …

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