I was invited to start a gratitude practice -- by someone I admire immensely, an unlikely pusher of positive psychology. I had resistance to the idea. To the very phrase, actually, and its ubiquity. Despite my squinty-eyed reaction, I agreed to participate in a daily gratitude experiment. Two days in, I was already feeling a shift … Continue reading Gratitude! The non-surgical drug-free brain-sculpting happiness-making cure-all! Try it, today, for free!
Susan Reifer, RYT-200, has practiced meditation for over 30 years. She is offering a series of meditation workships at Kula Wellness Centre, 7714 Guthrie Road, Pemberton, in February and March. If you are meditation-curious or have come to the conclusion you need to learn some stress-management techniques, this is your opportunity! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. … Continue reading Try meditation with Susan Reifer, select Sunday evenings in February and March
"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on--and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the … Continue reading Richard Wagamese on seeking stillness
My friends and I were running through the mossy woods, trending up towards the paraglide launch and catching up on each other’s lives when the incline allowed. In the back of my mind was an image: a spiral of moss captured in ice, seemingly lit from within. I had been wondering for days how I … Continue reading Ice, moss and meditations on impermanence with Connie Sobchak
Anxiety. It seems to be the "new" mental health buzz word. Everywhere you look on social media there are articles and blogs about it. It is something I think we all deal with at one time or another in our lives. Most of the time we can just power through and get past it. Looking … Continue reading Oh, hello anxiety. You’re back, are you?
When the third person recommended I take up meditation, I started to get worried. Was I so obviously manifesting a strung-out vibe? I know meditation is trending in tech circles, but I was getting the nudge from grounded health practitioners and wellness advisors who threw it out at the end of a visit about something … Continue reading Column: Meditate on This
I already regret not committing to eat a piece of chocolate daily, as my #50DayWellnessChallenge, and after reading this article, I'm thinking I should have picked meditation, too. It sounds like a joke to promote "meditation hacks" - ie a fast-track to a slower state of mindfulness... but as the article reports, Mike Brooks, psychologist … Continue reading Wellness: try meditation