With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is an excellent reminder of the importance that gratitude can play in our lives. While gratitude is ideal to practice during the holidays, it can also serve as a powerful daily practice. Research shows that a regular practice of gratitude releases the “bliss” hormones oxytocin and dopamine which… Read More

This week’s mindfulness booster is inspired by one of my favorite teachers Sharon Salzberg where she articulated the act of voting as the ultimate expression in compassion. She says: I believe voting is a great privilege and that civic participation can be thought of as an expression of mindfulness and compassion. In fact, voting seems… 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

As springtime makes its marks, so does a season representative of new beginnings, new life, and infinite moments of things to be grateful for. Whether it’s the warmth of more sunshine, the reckonings of new buzzworthy SXSW energy, or even the respite of spring break with friends and family, the invitation of gratitude is always… Read More

Holidays are here and it is the perfect opportunity to prime and prep our bodies, minds and spirits so we can be more present to the gratitude and joy of the season. Not to mention feeling more calm, responsive (vs. reactive), and emotionally present. Enjoy this 8 minute guided lovingkindness meditation. Practicing lovingkindness can be… Read More

keeping a gratitude log

With yet another successful Halloween behind us, we are officially entering the holiday season and thus the onset of all things gratitude. I am clearly a big fan gratitude. In fact you can check out 3 tips to practicing daily gratitude which I posted almost a year ago. However, as the holidays roll around, it… Read More

Step 1: Take a nice deep inhale + exhale and focus on your heart center. Step 2: On your next inhale, think of someone or something you are grateful for. Step 3: On the exhale send loving kindness to that person or situation. Step 4: Repeat 2 times and then reconnect with the breath on… Read More