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R.A.I.N. meditation practice

R.A.I.N. is a meditation practice that can help you transform difficult emotions by expanding your awareness. It is similar to the STOP exercise but differs in that it goes beyond a pause encouraging gentle investigation into what is happening inside. The acronym R.A.I.N. stands for Recognition, Allowing/Acceptance, Investigation and Non-Identification. It echoes, […]

Yoga – Why should I move my Body?

The Sanskrit word Yoga योग means to yoke/harness/join. It originated in ancient India and entails physical, mental and spiritual practices that promote awakening and recognition of the ultimate union of body/mind with Consciousness. As yoga travelled to the West the accessible and adaptable physical aspects made it one of the most popular fitness routines for people […]

What is Mindfulness?

Asking for a definition of mindfulness is a bit like asking, “What does a strawberry taste like?” or “What does your favourite piece of music sound like”? Definitions cannot capture the experience of tasting or listening. They can only give us an idea of what the actual experience is like. […]

Wherever you go there you are

In life we often think that happiness is conditional, and something we can achieve given the ideal circumstances. We think, I’ll be happy when I move to a warmer place, I’ll be happy when I get a better job, when I meet the perfect partner, when I make more money, […]

The Guest House – Rumi

  This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, […]

What is Empathy?

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Learn in this video why “empathy fuels connection and sympathy drives disconnection.”  

Giving the Gift of Mindfulness

What is meant to be the most joyous time of year can sometimes be anything but. The stress of shopping for gifts, the financial burden, or perhaps even loneliness become difficult to ignore this time of year. Calling on mindfulness in the midst of this intense time can not only […]