Tips and Resources For Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

There is really nothing that can prepare you for a cancer diagnosis. It is a shocking and momentary devastation that is overwhelming on so many different levels for both the individual and their families. Prior and post to my own cancer diagnoses, I have been on the other side of this disease as I have… Read More

I’ve spent the majority of July waiting. There has been the tangible waiting – at airports, in traffic, or at the doctor’s office for my 6 month check-ups. And there has been the metaphorical waiting – for guidance, feedback, or a response of some nature. But regardless of the type of waiting, my meditation practice… Read More

Tips for being reflective

I love this time of year. The air turns crisp (or crispish in Texas), cozy sweaters and jackets come out of the closet, and the leaves start to change colors and fall, teaching us an important lesson of the Fall Equinox – surrender and letting go. As my teacher Sarah Mclean explains: The word equinox… Read More

One of the biggest benefits around cultivating a meditation and mindfulness practice is that it really doesn’t require any special products or clothing. Having said that, the right products and clothing can certainly enhance your space and experience. Admittedly, I am a bit of a product junkie. As co-founder of sustainable lifestyle product company BlueAvocado… Read More

mindfully emailing

I’ve recently been fortunate to engage with more companies looking to incorporate mindfulness into their workplace. And one of the questions that keeps coming up is how to reconcile our relationship with technology when it comes to mindfulness and meditation. While I am a big believer in the ultimate benefits of unplugging when it comes… Read More

One of my favorite present-moment practices I like to share with people, is to smile. Now to clarify, practicing mindfulness is not necessarily about always feeling happy. In fact, once we start to practice on a consistent practice, we often find that our more difficult emotions that we shy away from have space to finally… Read More

Fair warning – I have sipped the vacation koolaid from my meditation retreat in Molokai, Hawaii, so my tone and articulation may be more flowery than usual as I try to savor the nectar of the experience (ugh – I literally can’t help myself:-). Many people have asked me to share the bite size nuggets… Read More

Mindful eating is a popular mindfulness activity that is simple, but not necessarily easy. I come from a long line of food shovelers, so when it comes to slowing down and enjoying the food we consume, it literally requires a concentrated effort. Because the practice is such a stretch for me, I’ve learned to break… Read More

Originally Published Via The Society Diaries Summer season has arrived and wedding bells are ringing incessantly. While a wedding is an exciting time, it can also be filled with stress and expectations. When it comes to planning, coordinating logistics, and managing dynamics amongst family members – the preciousness of this sacred event can quickly turn… Read More

Body awareness is a common mindfulness practice and one of my personal favorites. If your attention drifts (and it will!), simply bring yourself back to the physical sensations. As you explore the physical sensations as they come and go, you become a witness to your body and breath which helps to relieve stress and develop… Read More