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Lessons for my daughter…

I recently celebrated my 40th birthday and in the week leading up to my birthday I spent a lot of time writing and reflecting on what felt like a significant milestone.  I was mining for some wisdom from the past 40 years and it came out as some advice that I’d...

Discovering your core values

Knowing our values, what matters most to us, is a crucial ingredient to creating a fulfilling life. Our values are what guide us and help us stay connected to what really matters. Circle four of the values below that are most important to you. Here’s a list of...

Mindful Eating and waking up to greater freedom

Many of us tend to eat in a rush, or while focused on other things – often we don’t even taste our food, and so we end up eating more than we need. Because of this, mindful eating has recently become a popular weight loss practice: rather than the severe restraints of...

Mindful Technology

  ‘The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free.’
 ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb With invisible umbilical cords connecting us to our devices 24/7, staying focused is becoming increasingly difficult. Our attention...

The MINDFUL ABC’s of managing tantrums

Parenting. On a good day, it’s an exhilarating spiritual journey of epic proportions, where we have the privilege of witnessing our most creative project flourish. On a bad day, it’s an exhausting, frustrating ride where we are tested beyond our limits through sleep...

Mindfulness: the path to deeper happiness

Few experiences can compare to holding a human brain.
It was my first year of medical training. I was nineteen years old, and as I stood in the cold, sterile dissection room with a brain in my hands, I wondered how a lifetime of memory, feelings and thoughts could...