Relationships and Reflection in the Cultivation of Well-being Dan Siegel is a prolific and highly respected author, speaker, researcher and clinician. In this Ted Talk, “Mindfulness and Neural Integration”, Dr. Siegel explores how schools can combine with technology in promoting self-regulation in children. And, as well, how positive relationships and
"Let your beauty manifest itself without talking or calculation. You are silent. It says for you: I am. And comes in meaning thousand fold, comes at long last over everyone." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Have you ever considered turning off the distractions for ten days? I mean, no talking, no books, no TV or music, no phone or Internet - no outside "noise"
How to Be Mindful in an 'Unmanageable' World "Speed, distraction, and instant gratification are the enemies of nearly everything that matters most in our lives. Creating long-term value — for ourselves and for others — requires more authentic connection, reflection, and the courage to delay immediate gratification. That's wisdom in action." –Tony Schwartz I
“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” Thich Nhat Hanh The idea of being mindful — being present, being more conscious of life as it happens — seems a bit impossible to many. But not only is it possible, it’s desirable for anyone wanting to achieve their goals and enjoy life more fully. Enjoying Life and Achieving Goals It may seem contradictory to those who
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Self Reliance For years I have believed that tranquility is a state of acceptance and well-being and that I would arrive ‘there’ if I only worked hard enough, did more or changed myself in some way. After years of learning and growth, self-inquiry and finally embracing mindfulness practices as
"The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." ~William James Behavioral Medicine, along with recent published studies, strongly suggests thought patterns and emotions may play a powerful role in wellness as well as in disease. What
Mindfulness is moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness, paying attention to life as it unfolds. Mindfulness invites us to be aware of our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations - without judgment. Rather than categorize an experience as good or bad, we are encouraged to simply be open to "what is" and consider accepting things as they are. In time, we