Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes a barrage of commercials featuring idyllic couples lavishing each other with gifts—from chocolate to diamonds to luxury vehicles. While I am not one to ever turn down a box of truffles or something sparkly, let us not forget the reason for the season: love. […]
Mindfulness Helps Children Breathe Their Way To 15% Better Grades It feels like summer has just begun, and already you find yourself filling up a cart with backpacks, pencils, and notebooks, as you hope and pray that this will be the year your child turns those grades around. Just like in meditation practice, this new […]
Keith arrived for his first session just 18 days after his partner of 36 years died suddenly. As soon as he walked through the door for his first private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session, he began to sob. I guided him to find a comfortable position lying down on my soft, comfortable mat, and covered […]
Take a moment to switch off your autopilot switch and pay attention to the precious life before you! In this brief guided meditation, you will use your breath, sight, sound, and awareness of feelings to press your reset button and “begin again.”
In my decade plus years of teaching mindfulness, I have never picked up the phone and had anyone say “I want to learn how to practice mindfulness because I want to cultivate a calm and open attitude to the present moment when I am feeling at my wit’s end.” No – most people call because […]
New Year’s Day is a chance to begin again. But what we so often forget in our hectic lives is that every moment, every second, is a chance to begin again.