Did Meditation Just Backfire On Me?

It's 8:22 pm on Monday, and the post that was scheduled to go live today is garbage. I've spent more time than I care to admit writing, editing and organizing, only to delete draft after draft. The only logical solution is to ditch the whole thing and not publish anything....

The 10 Best Mindfulness Resources

It's a popular philosophy: read enough on one subject and eventually the stuff will sink in. I am a big believer in attacking from all sides when setting out to acquire a new habit. Where you basically hack your environment and bombard your brain with stories, facts and ideas from the...

How to Let Go of Little Things

The light turns green. The car in front of me begins its left turn and I edge out to follow. At first, the driver in front of me doesn't notice the man and his friend crossing the street but stops with plenty of time to spare. It's enough to incense the...

The Meditation Workout

It comes down to this. If we're going to spend time and effort struggling (at first!) through a meditation practice, how can we be sure that we'll see results? We've read the articles and studies touting all the benefits of meditation, but as individuals, we can't exactly pinpoint how (or if...

Let’s All Sit and Do Nothing (Why It Could Change Your Life)

In Visitacion Valley Middle School, a bell rings twice a day. It's a school in one of the roughest neighborhoods in San Francisco where crime, poverty and traumatic stress are part of every day life; and where seemingly like magic, the rowdy students quiet down and sit in silence for...

The Meditation Challenge

Right now, I’m sitting in a cozy chair in the Sky Lounge of the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship sailing through the Alaskan fjords.  I snuck away to this spot for some quiet time to sit and admire the view. This scenery is some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen...

What I Learned from Cleaning Up My Digital Clutter

This month was great. I did not expect to enjoy the many hours I spent geeking out over technology, productivity and organizational systems as much as I did. I got so excited about this stuff that I created a few guides to help people get started on their own...