mindfulness

Expanding Consciousness Leads to Discovering Spirit

The sense of your spirit, or consciousness, only becomes apparent when you develop the gap between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.   The conscious mind is the here and now- it is present moment thinking. The subconscious mind...Read More

Welcome home…the journey back to self

As I near the completion of my second book, I have been wrestling with the definition of consciousness.  Most of my professional life has been spent in healthcare.  In healthcare, the definition of consciousness has to do with brain...Read More

Mindfulness is like a portable, accessory-free meditation

Last night in my Movement and Meditation class we were continuing the discussion on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path of Buddhism.  We discussed the similarities between the Eightfold path and the Eight limbs of yoga (Ashtanga)....Read More

The Road Less Traveled and the Eightfold Pathway

As many of you know, the Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck is one of my favourite books.  I have read it several times over the past few decades.  Published in 1978, it was a popular and controversial...Read More

Mindfulness is not about doing but a way of being

One of the regular presentations I do to corporations or to health institutions is on the subject of mindfulness – specifically titled, “Myths of Mindfulness.”  The presentation usually begins with defining the differences between the words “meditation” and “mindfulness.”...Read More

Yoga – a way to get reacquainted with the floor

When I started taking yoga classes it became obvious very quickly how many decades it had been since I was on the floor…intentionally.  Sure, when my kids were much smaller I would get down on the floor and play...Read More

“That’s how winning is done.”

You may have heard the monologue from the movie, “Rocky Balboa” which was released in 2006?  It goes like this: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean...Read More

Attending to too many pots

We all have our own unique challenges that impede us from reaching our goals.  The sage Patanjali, wrote about the Eight Limbs of Yoga as a pathway to experience nirvana and attaining freedom from samsara (cycle of birth and...Read More