If you are seeking some mindfulness support through the holidays, I've gathered four of my free go-to guided meditations to manage holiday stress. Wishing you the most delightful holiday season. Remember to be kind to yourself and try to be present - it's the best give you can yourself and your loved ones. Happy Holidays… 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

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

Toolkit Tuesday: Candle

One of the key ingredients of any meditation or mindfulness practice is what you pay attention too. This is where many practices vary. This point of focus can come through our various senses. For example if engaging sense of touch, you might use something tactile like a stone or beads. If you are engaging sound… Read More

It may be obvious, but I love color! As someone who tends to be more visually oriented in my learning and expression, this actually plays a key role in my meditation and mindfulness practice. As I've shared before, I like to think of mindfulness as a muscle. As we practice through activities such as focusing… Read More

Busy environments may not seem like a good place to meditate. But this week we invite the possibility that they can be. The airport was actually one of my first consistent meditation training grounds since I was traveling so much when I first learned to meditate. Different from my solitary and close eyed practice I… Read More

One of the most popular questions I receive when working with people is the obvious contradiction that exists when it comes to using technology while practicing meditation and mindfulness. Technology isn’t bad in and of itself. With clear intention and purpose, technology can be helpful. But yes, our goal is to be ultimately able to… Read More

Our intention for this week centers around compassion. Compassion is the natural state of the heart and mind, which is motivated by cherishing ourselves other living beings and wishes to release them from their suffering. The guided meditation below is a nurturing practice to tap into when you are feeling overwhelmed or it feels as… Read More

The Loving Kindness Meditation is a simple, heart-centered meditation technique with roots in Buddhism, sometimes called Metta. Practiced around the world, Metta cultivates compassion for one’s self and others. Compassion is the natural state of the heart and mind, which is motivated by cherishing other living beings and wishes to release them from their suffering… Read More

Toolkit Tuesday: Candle

The great thing about meditation is that it doesn't necessarily require any special gear or equipment. However, there are certainly tools which can help to enhance our practice and our space. And fair warning - I'm a bit of a product junkie, so accessorizing my meditation practice and space is something that brings me a… Read More