“No-Fail” Friday: Move it

Red Sneakers on stairs_Lindsay Henwood_Stocksnap

It’s hard not to smile when you know it’s the weekend, especially a nice, long holiday weekend like many of you are about to kickstart. This week, we talked about alternatives for the squirmy among us (myself included) for when seated meditation just isn’t happening. Yoga, mindful walking, hiking, you name it. It’s ok to move, as long as you do it mindfully. So for this weekend’s mindfulness challenge, you have my permission to not sit still – in your body, anyway. You mind is another matter.  Read More

Restless self syndrome

Kids Running in Field_Jordan Whitt_Stocksnap

I have a confession to make. I am not the best at sitting still. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love to sleep. Also fun: hanging out and relaxing. However, when it comes to “formal” meditation, I spend more time on the strugglebus than you might expect. I have as many moments of distraction and mind-wandering as the next person, but I also just get squirmy. It’s not surprising, when you think about it.  Read More