It occurred to me recently that I like extremes. I go to extremes a lot with my diet. The strict elimination diet I did when my daughter was two-and-a-half is … Continue reading The Elusive Middle Way
Saturday marked the end of my self-guided 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living). After eight weeks, daily mindfulness practice has pretty much become a … Continue reading What Next?
Today is the last day of Week 7 of my self-guided Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living). This was the week when I didn’t use … Continue reading An Uncomfortable Silence
I was going to say I was “still standing,” but since I’ve not tried walking meditation yet, most of my Bold Plan involves sitting or lying down. Or doing yoga, … Continue reading Week 3: Still Sitting
“In moments of stillness you come to realize that you are already whole, already complete in your being…” -Jon Kabat-Zinn I have a tendency to dwell a lot on perfection. … Continue reading The Mindful Path to Perfection: You’re Already There
Ah, I have reached the familiar point in my attempt to implement a daily meditation practice at which I realize that what I really want is to live entirely on … Continue reading On Staying the Course
In Full Catastrophe Living, my guidebook on this solo tour through eight weeks of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Jon Kabat-Zinn writes about being in the moment observing a sunset and then turning … Continue reading Mindfulness and Social Media: Reflections on the First Three Days of My Bold Plan
Like many, I feel the urge to make resolutions at the start of the new year, but I don’t like resolutions because I never keep them. Therefore, I’m making a … Continue reading My Bold Plan for 2012