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Blog - July 2017

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, shares how mindfulness training - that is being really curious about what is happening in our minds and bodies at certain moments - can be helpful in creating new habits.

He simply and brilliantly explains how we can use mindfulness  in order to create new habits – that is moving from knowing something in our head (knowledge) to really knowing something in our bones at a deeper level (wisdom).

Click here to watch Judson Brewer's TED Talk

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally ... it’s about knowing what is on your mind.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness

  1. Beginners Mind
  2. Non-Judging
  3. Acceptance
  4. Letting Go 
  5. Trust
  6. Patience
  7. Non-Striving (Non-doing)
  8. Gratitude
  9. Generosity

Click here to view JKZ's short, brilliant video on 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness.

How Do You Love?

Love is not about getting what we want.
Love is about how we live with what we are given.

—C. W. Huntington Jr.

Gratitude and Reciprocity

A hundred times a day

I remind myself

that my inner and out life

depend on labors of other people,

living and dead,

And that I must exert myself

in order to give

in the full measure I have received

and am still receiving.

 – Albert Einstein

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jellaludin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks