Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It!

If the problems I am dealing with were someone else’s problems, I would have great advice to give. Intellectually, I know good actions to take. Why don’t I take my own effing advice!? Apparently, I’m not alone in this struggle. Dan Ariely is a  behavioral economist, best-selling author and advice columnist for The Wall Street … Read more

Training for Meditation and Better Health

compassionate minds

Compassion Meditation Training Schedule This is an outline of an 8-week compassion meditation training protocol. Each week focuses on developing particular skills. Week 1 Training components: Developing attention and stability of mind Introduction of basic meditation techniques for focusing attention for increasingly longer periods of time. These techniques are included in the practice of all … Read more

Increase Mental Strength With Every Thought

Mental Strenghthening Exercise

These are second hand notes of mental strengthening exercises and practices from Andy Shaw. ​Albert Einstein wrote, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” But don’t confuse mental strength with positive thinking. Increasing your mental strength requires virtually no effort at all, whereas positive thinking requires sustained effort … Read more

Meditation and Mindfulness for Beginners

Meditation and Mindfulness for beginners

There’s some buzz around mindfulness lately as people look for healthy ways to cope with stress and manage destructive emotions. Meditation and mindfulness are scientifically proven to enhance the brain, but there’s some misunderstanding about what mindfulness is, and how meditation can be done, so I’ll be digging into those ideas in this post. Mindfulness … Read more