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Splish, Splash

When are chores not really chores? When a spoonful of mindfulness is added, of course! While it’s not exactly front page news, a recent study out of Florida State University found that students who washed dishes mindfully — by focusing on sensations — experienced a reduction in nervousness and an increase in “mental inspiration”. 396 more words


Mindfulness Education in Public Schools

Mindfulness. It’s probably not the first time you’re hearing this word, which is often paired with the word meditation. It may elicit images of skinny people doing yoga atop a Cliffside by the ocean while picturesque waves crash all around them but they aren’t even noticing it because… 1,290 more words


The Good News of THIS Moment?

“This moment is new and fresh – different than all other moments that have ever come before…” Jon Kabat-Zinn 

We often speak approvingly in the Church of those individuals who are “unwavering,” “steadfast,” and “unflagging”…holding up these people who don’t appear to show weariness of doing good, who don’t shrink, and don’t seem to ever fall. 1,440 more words


Today I watched a story on 60 Minutes about Mindfulness and a man named Jon Kabat Zinn. As it happened I had heard of him several times through friends and a Unitarian Universalist minister, now retired. 90 more words

Change Process

A little piece I wrote for the agency newsletter:

I volunteered to contribute to the agency newsletter. In each newsletter we highlight one of SAMHSA’s eight dimensions of wellness, as a health mentor I thought I should contribute. 411 more words