7 Ways to Alleviate Stress – by Janet Sandman

Stress is an inherent part of life, especially if you are in a high-stress occupation or in the middle of a high-stress life event.  And while not all stress is “bad”, the constant, unrelenting activation of the fight or flight […]

What does our mind do when it is “at rest”?

by Christiane Baud At any stage of our mediation practice, whether we are seasoned or just beginning – we may be shocked or dismayed by the fact that our mind will not easily stop its ongoing chatter. Our talking mind […]

Mindfulness and Self Compassion in Today’s World

by Alfie Wishart Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. ~ William Ellery Channing Mindfulness and Self Compassion: A tool for life Evolution and common sense tell us that when confronted […]

Self-compassion – where to start?

Self-compassion can change your internal dialog to a kinder voice, have a greater sense of wellbeing, improve your emotional balance and enhance your caring relationships. How do I start?   The short answer is to begin with taking an 8-week […]

The benefits of adopting a self-compassion practice

So, why practice Mindful Self-Compassion?  There are a number of benefits to be gained from adopting a mindful self-compassion practice. Three key benefits:  For our own well-being and happiness  To have better connections with those around us  For the “Us” […]

What is Self-Compassion?

General Introduction to Compassion The term compassion is often seen as a lofty term reserved for a religious or spiritual context. Now, with a growing body of good research on compassion, we are beginning to realize how powerful and effective […]

What is Mindfulness?

by Michael LaValle. Mindfulness is about waking up and living life off “automatic pilot.” Mindfulness means deliberately paying attention to present experiences with complete acceptance. Mindfulness meditation practices enhance concentration, clarity, insight, and resilience. By bringing an open-hearted, non-judgmental curiosity […]