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August 4, 2020

Foundations of Mindfulness: Non-Judgement

Part III of our Foundations of Mindfulness series is focused on the principle of: Non-Judgement Every day, whether we realize it or not, we judge and label our experiences, other people, and ourselves as good or bad: …This is good, this is bad. …I’ll give this post a like, I’ll scroll past this post. …I’m … Continued

Foundations of Mindfulness: Self-Awareness

There has never been a better time to strengthen your ability to cultivate patience, compassion, acceptance, and non-judgement for others and yourself — all qualities that are foundational for a successful mindfulness practice. We’ll be starting our seven-part “Foundations of Mindfulness” series with the principle of self-awareness, and providing helpful tips for you to be … Continued

Foundations of Mindfulness: Beginner’s Mind

Part II of our Foundations of Mindfulness series is focused on the principle of Beginner’s Mind Zen Buddhism teaches a concept of “Shoshin“, as a positive attribute that refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner … Continued

July 14, 2020

Alone vs Lonely: Understanding the Difference Makes All The Difference

If there is one thing that COVID-19 has shown us, it is that human beings have an immense need for connection. Isolation has brought us closer to understanding that the feeling of loneliness and the fact of being alone are two very different things. It is undeniable that humans are social creatures and we need … Continued

June 30, 2020

How Many Hours of Sleep Do I Need Each Day for My Age?

It’s no secret that getting enough sleep is essential for good health, and you’ve probably felt some of the short-term effects of even a single night of sleep deprivation.  Still, many people are skimping on sleep and believe that they can function perfectly fine on four hours a night.  In this article, we’ve debunked a … Continued

June 19, 2020

Calm Parent, Calm Child: A Guide to Mindful Parenting

Calm Parent, Calm Child. A Guide to Mindful Parenting. By Christopher Willard In my work consulting with schools or running mindfulness workshops with parents, I’m asked the same question again and again. “How do I get more mindful kids?” The answer is not always what those caregivers want to hear. The reality is that I … Continued

May 29, 2020

What Is Lucid Dreaming & How Can We Practice It?

What is Lucid Dreaming? Have you ever waken up in your sleep only to find out that you were actually still asleep and dreaming? Lucid dreams are the “phenomenon of becoming aware of the fact that one is dreaming during ongoing sleep” (1).  It means that you are an active member of your dreaming experience and … Continued

May 24, 2020

Meditation & Creativity with Artist James Zucco

James Zucco, a former art director in advertising, and now accomplished artist in Minneapolis shares his story about his experience with meditation, art & creativity. James Zucco spent many years creating award-winning work as an art director in advertising. Three of his commercials are featured in the permanent collection at MoMA, and his work has earned … Continued

May 19, 2020

What Is Consciousness? Measuring Consciousness with EEG & fMRI

What is Consciousness? We inherently know what it means to be conscious, yet we have a difficult time explaining it… so what exactly is consciousness?  Throughout history (and still to this day), philosophers and scientists have not fully understood human consciousness.  Back in the 1600s, philosophers believed that the mind was completely separate from the … Continued

May 8, 2020

The History of Sleep: How We Came to Discover Sleep Stages

It’s safe to say that humans have been sleeping since the dawn of humanity… but in spite of this, much of our understanding did not occur until the 20th century. Let’s take a look at breakthroughs through the history of sleep that have brought us closer to understanding its stages. Henri Pieron (1881-1964) Henri Piéron was … Continued

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