Going Beyond the Gratitude List to Weave in Thanks Throughout Your Day I have a complicated relationship with Thanksgiving. When I was young girl growing up in New England, we learned how the Pilgrims welcomed their friends the Indians to the table for a meal of friendship. When I got older, I learned the story [...]
“Every moment only once.” -Thich Nhat Hanh “Every moment only once.” I love these words by Thich Nhat Hanh, a monk, a spiritual leader, poet and peace activist who is renown for his teachings and writings on mindfulness and peace. Some of Thich Nhat Hahn’s key teachings are that the practice of mindfulness helps tether [...]
A Few Simple Mindfulness Exercises Can Alleviate Distress. Christine Clarridge recently interviewed me for her article, Not wild about dogs? How to cope in mutt-mad Seattle, that appeared in the June 9, 2017 issue of the Seattle Times. The premise of the article, which you may have already gathered from the title, was about how [...]
Wipe away the clutter with simple mindfulness practices throughout your day In my previous blog, The Rise of Mindfulness and Adult Coloring , I mentioned mindful coloring as being one of my windshield wiper practices, but then realized that these practices are neither well known nor self-explanatory. I created the term “windshield wiper practices” to [...]
Why millions of Western adults are getting present putting color to paper Last year, three of the top-selling books on Amazon were of a totally new genre: coloring books for adults. In fact, a staggering 12 million adult coloring books were sold in 2015 alone, making what was once an activity beloved mainly by children [...]
Are you feeling frantic, frazzled and overwhelmed as the holidays approach? Check out a recent article that I wrote for marriage.com with tips to help you ground in the present, stay connected to your mindfulness practice and find moments of merry in the mayhem. Click here to read the whole article.
In 2015 a whole new genre was created: Mindful coloring books for adults. Essentially, these coloring books depict patterns and abstract designs, such as in mandala coloring books, rather than realistic images to color in. And, the pictures in these coloring books generally don't have any “correct” way to color them. The rise in [...]