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Mindfulness: Reclaiming Ourselves in the Midst of Chronic Pain

More than 30% of Americans are living with some form of chronic pain, and opioid abuse has been called the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. The standard of care for pain management treatment is a multidisciplinary approach comprised of medical management, physical therapy, and psychotherapy. Recent evidence reveals that mindfulness is a brain-altering, effective … Continue reading Mindfulness: Reclaiming Ourselves in the Midst of Chronic Pain

Stress Makes Things Better and Worse

I’m on the island of Maui this week, the perfect place to relax and let go of stress. The first few days of my trip I am noticing the vice-grip of muscle tension wrapped around my shoulders and neck. That is how stress manifests in my body. When I step into spaces of being (experiencing … Continue reading Stress Makes Things Better and Worse

How to Mindfully Protect and Nourish your Family

When I started practicing mindfulness, I wanted to share it with my family, but it was hard to find mindfulness for children and impossible to find places where families could practice together. When I went to retreats I heard parents say, “ I don’t push mindfulness practices on my children.” I guess I’m a bit … Continue reading How to Mindfully Protect and Nourish your Family

Three Simple but Amazing Components of Mindfulness

How powerful is mindfulness practice? Twelve boys and their soccer coach were trapped in a cave in Thailand for over two weeks.  The cave was flooded with water and the boys were in the dark. When they were rescued, all twelve boys were found sitting calmly. They had learned to meditate.  Mindfulness is for everyone. … Continue reading Three Simple but Amazing Components of Mindfulness