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Kindness: the biggest motivator for our health

Kindness: the biggest motivator for our health

The myth that self-criticism motivates us to reach our goals or keep our promises to ourselves is the most untrue when it comes to our health. Many of us fall into this mental trap that being mean to ourselves will somehow motivate us to reach our goals this year.

Tuning Into Our Gut Brain

Tuning Into Our Gut Brain

One day, while sitting, I had an insight: every day, everything I do with my mind is crafting who I am as a person. How I use my brain changes that brain, and changes who I am.

I had been training deeply in meditation for 4 years at that point, and as a result, I was watching myself become a different person. Every day, I felt my own sense of well-being increase.

Why Mindfulness Is Essential to Creativity

Why Mindfulness Is Essential to Creativity

There’s something magical about getting out a pen and paper to jot down a poem, or pulling out paint brushes to sketch a dream from the night before. I love that moment, right before creating something new where I have the opportunity to pause and invite in creativity. It could be anytime, perhaps after placing all the ingredients for a new dish on the counter, or sitting down at a piano or guitar to express the melancholy sentiments in our heart. 

Why I Left The Monastery

Why I Left The Monastery

One day, while sitting, I had an insight: every day, everything I do with my mind is crafting who I am as a person. How I use my brain changes that brain, and changes who I am.

I had been training deeply in meditation for 4 years at that point, and as a result, I was watching myself become a different person. Every day, I felt my own sense of well-being increase.

Why I Left The Monastery

Why I Left The Monastery

One day, while sitting, I had an insight: every day, everything I do with my mind is crafting who I am as a person. How I use my brain changes that brain, and changes who I am.

I had been training deeply in meditation for 4 years at that point, and as a result, I was watching myself become a different person. Every day, I felt my own sense of well-being increase.

Kindness: the biggest motivator for our health

Kindness: the biggest motivator for our health

The myth that self-criticism motivates us to reach our goals or keep our promises to ourselves is the most untrue when it comes to our health. Many of us fall into this mental trap that being mean to ourselves will somehow motivate us to reach our goals this year.

Tuning Into Our Gut Brain

Tuning Into Our Gut Brain

One day, while sitting, I had an insight: every day, everything I do with my mind is crafting who I am as a person. How I use my brain changes that brain, and changes who I am.

I had been training deeply in meditation for 4 years at that point, and as a result, I was watching myself become a different person. Every day, I felt my own sense of well-being increase.

Why Mindfulness Is Essential to Creativity

Why Mindfulness Is Essential to Creativity

There’s something magical about getting out a pen and paper to jot down a poem, or pulling out paint brushes to sketch a dream from the night before. I love that moment, right before creating something new where I have the opportunity to pause and invite in creativity. It could be anytime, perhaps after placing all the ingredients for a new dish on the counter, or sitting down at a piano or guitar to express the melancholy sentiments in our heart. 

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Growing Up Mindful

In this free guide, you’ll learn how to create a mindfulness practice that will turn down the stress and turn up your focus, engagement, and enjoyment in daily life.

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Download our Free meditation Guide

Growing Up Mindful

In this free guide, you’ll learn how to create a mindfulness practice that will turn down the stress and turn up your focus, engagement, and enjoyment in daily life.

Download The Guide Today