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  • Today’s Body – Mindfulness Practices for Body Love

    How a simple statement can change the way we feel about our body. We are in tumultuous times. It feels to me that we need our mindfulness and compassion practices more than ever. The more grounded we are and the less inner conflict with ourselves we experience the more we are available for what is needed around us. I have been teaching a lot…

  • There is no problem here

    How a simple statement can help to calm down the mind (and nervous system) in surprising ways. I’m a fixer. There you have it. All these years of “letting things be as they are”, all these years of training and I’m still a fixer. Are you, too? I was trained as a physician (classic fixer…

  • Writing a Book and Generosity

    This week is a big week for me, and I want to share this with all of you. After a year of writing and refining with my colleague, Dr. Greg Serpa, we are sending the finished and edited manuscript for “Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness” to the publisher. It will be on the bookshelves in June 2015.…

  • What Would Love Do? – Access Your Inner Wisdom

    A couple of months ago I came across a blog post from a popular life coach called “What would love do?” In it she describes how this question changed everything for her: Her work, her relationship, her struggle with her weight and self-esteem. She describes how she moved from forcing, manipulating and punishing herself to…

  • 5 simple steps to boost your meditation – before you even start

    Where you meditate and what you do before meditating are nearly as important as meditating. You instinctively might be drawn to the same place because of a comfy chair or nice view out of the window. If you take a moment consciously choose where you sit and what you do before you sit, you can increase your desire…

  • Travel-Proof Your Meditation Practice This Summer – 6 Simple Steps

    Travel-Proof Your Meditation Practice This Summer – 6 Simple Steps This is my first blog that got published through the Huffington Post this week. If you ever struggled with keeping your meditation practice alive while traveling – this blog is for you. I would love if you would comment on it or share it. Thanks! Here is…

  • Have you made this mistake and stopped meditating?

    Do you feel like your meditation practice isn’t really getting traction? Do you have a hard time making yourself do it even though you know how good it is for you and you want to make it part of your life? Have you made this mistake and stopped meditating? It’s not looking good Will came…

  • Surprise the Attacker – The perfect mental Aikido

    In this blog you will learn what mental Aikido is, why it is a mindfulness practice and a recent example of perfect mental Aikido that went viral on the internet. Mindfulness practice embraces our entire life. How do we use it with other people? For most of us we communicate with others all day long.…

  • Meditation saves you time (7 reasons why it works)

    Have you ever thought, “I don’t have time to meditate?” Have you ever used lack of time as an excuse to not meditate? Of course you have. We all have. We evaluate activities by how long they take and their results. I get that. We want to spend our time effectively and consciously. Time is…

  • Dirty pain in the night

    Today a student, let’s call her Joy, told me about her back pain, which had been flaring up. It had kept her awake quite a bit last night. And then she added: “But it didn’t bother me so much, because I knew that I didn’t have to work today.” I’m sure you are familiar with…