We’re not all able or interested in sitting cross-legged during meditation, so it’s valuable to consider some options for supporting your body as you practice.
Auntie Rosemary is the person from my childhood who comes to mind when I tap into what it means to be nurtured, unconditionally loved and accepted. Visits to Auntie Rosemary’s crowded kitchen were one of the consistent highlights of my childhood. I felt at home, and I felt loved. So, as an adult, I recreated her kitchen.
Workplaces are starting to more actively support the use of tools like stress balls to help direct attention and calm nerves.
You can learn to collaborate with the wisdom of your body so that you are not wandering into your emotional material alone and unskilled during practice.
To titrate our experience is to intentionally keep ourselves in a state of safeness, in our window of tolerance, through opening and closing our exposure to stimulation.
Many of us travel long distances in our year, taking its toll on our mind and body. We can take care of ourselves as we do this.
You already know how to be compassionate to yourself; all you need to do is notice you’re doing it, and remember to do it more!
How can we tend to ourselves when our brainstem is having a meltdown? When we seem to be constantly in fight, flight, freeze, appease or dissociate? When shame has us in its headlights? Here are some tips
The more we can slow down our experience and remember to do self-compassion practices, the more we’ll get in touch with the indigenous archetype.
It can be a natural human inclination to take on rituals from other cultures because they seem more special than our own everyday lives, but a beautiful way to value-add our existing daily life is to recognize the ritual already in our daily movements.
The breath is not a neutral mindfulnes meditation object of awareness for everyone. It’s useful to consider alternatives to the breath as an anchor.
This is a tricky time of the year for many of us as we navigate family, workplace and cultural expectations around the festive season.