Stories

Be inspired from these real-life mindfulness examples that provide guidance and assistance on how to be more mindful in your daily life.

The purpose of this blog is to promote conversation about mindfulness.  My practice of mindfulness is an important part of my clinical work as a Pastoral Counselor.
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From time to time I have had the pleasure of facilitating all-day retreats as part of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.  During a recent retreat an important problem was raised and discussed.
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What a lovely week!  I think I’m still feeling the after-effects of spending many hours meditating within the retreat group last Saturday.
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Our meditation group sat yesterday as we do every month in the home of our good friend, Magdalena. Once again we were graced with her beautiful Ikebana as a centerpiece to our small community.
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A few years ago a local church asked me to address their assembly on the topic of “Self Compassion.”  At the time it was not a topic I had spent a lot of time thinking about, either personally or philosophically.
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Meditation is a formal practice.  When I meditate I choose to take time in a reserved place to engage my mind in mental exercise.  
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