Taking the Self Out of Self-Righteousness

Most of us understand the importance of doing good and standing up for what is just, but how might we discern being "upright" from being self-righteous? A dedicated mindfulness practice can help.

Anatomy of a Mindful Apology

An apology, when well intended and mindfully applied, can be one of human beings' most powerful elixirs for both the giver and the receiver. Yet like many concepts, it has been misunderstood and misused.

Mindfulness of Self-Fulfilling Assumptions

Assumptions are one of the many mental habits that can cause us and those around us much suffering. A practice of mindfulness can clarify this, offering us a wider range of choices for wise responding.

Mindfulness of Good and Evil

The practice of mindfulness allows us to think more broadly and flexibly, going beyond the dualities of us or them, black and white, and all or nothing thinking.

The Case for Community Mindfulness Practice

At the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, we honor thousands of years of wisdom tradition in elevating the importance of community in the development of a robust practice.

Six Years of Ashtanga Yoga

In year six, the evolution of an Ashtanga yoga practice and the difficulties faced amidst a pandemic creates opportunities for insight and wisdom.

Mindfulness of Useful Fictions

Useful fictions are mind tools that help us understand and navigate the world, but we can inadvertently cause harm to ourselves and others when we're not mindful of them.

Three Interrelated “I”s of Mindfulness Based Insight

Seeing through the lens of three interrelated "I"s is a framework that might help us awaken to the role we play individually and collectively in co-constructing our reality.

Mindfulness: An Upstream Approach

Mindfulness training can help us cultivate the fundamental skills needed for a paradigm shift that might reduce or eliminate the primary causes of human suffering.

Mindful Eating: Nourish Bowls

Mindful eating is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness while fulfilling a basic need, repairing an unhealthy relationship with food, and improving attunement to the body's requirements and signals.

My Mindfulness Teacher Training Journey: Embodiment of Gratitude

MAM teacher Cathan Kabrelian tells about her mindfulness teacher training journey and the insights she experienced along the way.

Practice Equals Pressure Plus Persistence

MAM teacher Shane Ledford discusses the importance of patience, persistence, and perseverance in the practice and teaching of mindfulness

Protected: Facing Our Dark Side with Skillful Means

How might mindfulness help us face the dark side of humanity so that we can communicate skillfully across differences and work together to create a more just and peaceful world?

Are You an Upstander?

Being an upstander requires us to be mindful and observant, willing to bear witness to the suffering of others, and open to taking wise and compassionate action to help reduce that suffering. It involves an attitude of looking out for one another and taking an active role in co-creating a more just world.

Mindfulness of Values

Mindfulness can play a key role in connecting our actions with our values through practicing sustaining closer objective attention to what is actually happening in our lives, rather than relying on assumptions or wishes.

Mindfulness of Empowerment

When things feel completely out of our control, our mindfulness practice can help us see where we are truly empowered.

Mindfulness of Ego

Through a dedicated mindfulness practice, we are increasingly able to notice the ego at work, reduce our reactivity to ego threats, and make choices about how to respond in a way that is skillful - not just for ourselves, but for the benefit of all.

Mindfulness at a Crossroads

In times of great change, our mindfulness practice can empower and fortify us to be activists for a better world, in a sustainable way, for the 10,000 mile journey ahead.