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Mindfulness of Grace

A mindfulness practice can help us cultivate awareness of and gratitude for grace - unasked for and unmerited, life-affirming, and inspirational forces that make themselves available to every being without discrimination, helping us to face difficulty, remain in alignment with our highest values, begin anew, and accept endings.

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 Empowerment

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

Self-Care or Self-Flagellation?

Are you holding yourself in servitude to shoulds, oughts, and musts? Instead, make an active commit to non-self-harming. Mindful self-care is part of a practice of non-violence toward oneself, embracing attitudes and actions that are self-respecting and life affirming.

Radical Acceptance

It might come as a surprise to you that something as calm, balanced, and rational as acceptance can be considered radical. What makes something radical? For our purposes, it means it is both 1) a departure from the traditional, and 2) complete…

Take Heart, Have Courage, Pass It On

When life serves up something unexpected, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, we can find ourselves off balance. Even wanted change can be stressful. Uncertainty, fear, worry, hurt, or discouragement can cloud our objectivity and unduly…

Embracing Beginnership

Beginner’s mind is one of the seven interconnected fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn. In his book Full Catastrophe Living,