Descending Inward: An Encounter with Nature, Dharma and Neuroscience in the Grand Canyon

Mindful Living

DESCENDING INWARD An encounter with nature, dharma and neuroscience in the Grand Canyon “Wilderness begins in the mind” -John Muir Intention and offerings “If I lose my direction, I have to look for the North Star, and I go to the north. That does not mean I expect to arrive at the North Star. I just want to go in that direction.” -Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace I looked one last time at my backpack, satisfied, […]

March 14, 2018

On Suicide

Mindful Living

Dedicated to those who are thinking about suicide, and those who have passed by their own hand. May all beings find happiness and health, may we all be safe and free. By the time you finish reading this article, one person in the US will have killed herself or himself. I recently had the sad and shaking experience of walking through the moments before what turned out to be a suicidal gesture. I could see […]

June 25, 2015

Celebrating More Mindfully: Gluten Free, Organic, and Environmentally-Friendly Alcohol Options

Mindful Living

Living mindfully is all about moderation. Of course we all have to be careful about the hazards of alcohol abuse (for more information, see the bottom of the page), however a few drinks with friends can have all sorts of stress-reducing effects. It’s always a good time to consider tiny adjustments that can be made to make all celebrations just a little bit healthier. There are plenty of things you can do alongside drinking to […]

April 13, 2015

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Aspects of Modern Yoga

Mindful Living

A great yoga teacher of mine once told me: “Saying you’re too inflexible, or not strong enough,or not balanced enough for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to shower.” Yoga holds a strange place in Western society; it lives in an ambiguous area between bending for squats and bending in prayer. Though the literal Sanskrit means, “to yoke,” different yogic scholars have translated it more expressively in innumerable ways: “equanimity in skill and action,” […]

March 8, 2015

What is Mindful Living?

Mindful Living

Welcome to the mindful living blog! Our intention is to use this space to bring topics that will inform your choices in health, happiness and wellness. We thought that the appropriate first blog should be on mindful living: what does it mean to live mindfully? And, what is mindfulness anyway? In the East, mindfulness is a meditative technique, a vehicle to know the mind, with the ultimate goal of reducing suffering in the world through […]

February 20, 2015