Tag Archive for: mindfulness

Cultivating Five Inner Strengths

The five inner strengths are interconnected beneficial qualities that steady the mind and support our mindfulness practice so we might live in closer alignment with our deepest values.

What is Mindfulness?

The best way to understand mindfulness and how it can be helpful is to practice it, but we do our best to explain it simply and conceptually here.

Mindfulness of Responsibility

When we dare to take responsibility with mindfulness and compassion, we find the motivation to face great challenges and tap into our potential to contribute to a better world.

A Mindfulness Center in the Midwest: The Terrific Twos

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness is rounding out our second year as Kansas City's premier nonsectarian mindfulness and meditation center. Our experiences have been invaluable and we continue to learn as we build community together.

Mindful Self-Forgiveness

Mindful self-forgiveness opens us to the truth of our situation, making it possible to learn from our mistakes and prevent them from reoccurring.
Tatiana Padron Perich, CMT-200

Meet the Teacher: Tatiana Padrón Perich

Tatiana Padron, CMT-200 is a native Spanish speaker and core community teacher for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM).

Tuning In to the Mindfulness Conspiracy

Busting myths about mindfulness and highlighting the importance of dedicating practice to the benefit of all beings.

The Power of Paradox

Mindfulness practice is filled with paradoxes - things that seems absurd or antithetical at first glance, but upon closer inspection, turn out to be true. They provide powerful lessons that things aren't always as they seem and prompt us to look more closely at our experiences.

Our Best Chance is Mindfulness

Is mindfulness the best hope for humanity? If we were truly aware, the vast majority of us would likely be relating to ourselves and the world with greater compassion and wisdom. But, it's easier to to stay asleep...

The Bottom Line is Mindfulness

Mass mindlessness causes great suffering for ourselves and other living beings. Maintaining a personal mindfulness practice may be one of the most important things we can do to liberate ourselves and the world from the tyranny of our own unexamined minds.

The Mindfulness Spiral

When we are operating on autopilot, we are vulnerable to being caught up in a self-perpetuating downward spiral of reactivity that, for some people, can lead to depression and anxiety. Training in mindfulness can help disrupt this painful pattern. A self-perpetuating upward spiral gains momentum, cultivating greater equanimity and wellbeing.

Evidence vs Intuition

"Listen to your gut" can be dubious advice. Mindfulness can increase awareness of our gut instincts and allow us to include other important information that may be available in a given situation. This helps us respond with greater wisdom and increases the likelihood that outcomes will be more satisfying for all involved.

Why Bias & Stereotyping Are Inconsistent with the Attitudes of Mindfulness

When we practice mindfulness, much of what we are practicing is being accurately self- and other-aware. Bias and stereotyping are distortions of reality. Mindfulness helps us learn to see through some of the illusions and distortions our human minds are vulnerable to and make wise decisions about them.

A Mindfulness Center in the Midwest: Our First Year

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness is celebrating one year as an official entity. Take a look at what has transpired since we took the plunge.

Embodying Practice

Our mindfulness practice isn't just for the meditation cushion. There are many ways of embodying our practice in everyday life.

Hack Proof Your Human Operating System with Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help us hack-proof our human operating system from manipulation and exploitation of our fears and desires.

Saying Yes to This Life

Saying yes to this life means being open to what is here and asking ourselves, "What will I do with this one precious opportunity?"

The Myths of Mindfulness

In this post, we'll explore the most common myths I encounter about mindfulness through my work as a psychologist and mindfulness teacher.