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  • Polishing Your Meditative Practice

    People often assume that because I teach meditation, my life must be pretty chilled. They ask me if I meditate every day and assume that I have no challenges with this because I’ve been doing it for more than 30 years. Of course, the truth is I experience all the challenges with my practice that … Continue reading Polishing Your Meditative Practice

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  • Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)

    Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job. a challenging relationship or a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)

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  • Surviving the Stress of the Festive Season

    It’s that time of year again. For some people, the end of each year is filled with excitement as they prepare for parties, family gatherings, giving and receiving gifts, fireworks and perhaps even travel. For others it can be a time of stress, over-indulgence and even loneliness. One thing is for sure, if you live in … Continue reading Surviving the Stress of the Festive Season

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  • Mindfulness: An Answer To The Challenges Of Today’s Men

    Mindfulness is one tool today’s man can use to develop the emotional resilience to successfully surf the ups and downs that are unique to his generation. Ever-Evolving Gender Roles When my parents married nearly seventy years ago, a man’s role was clear: support your family. My parents were refugees from war-torn Europe and as such, … Continue reading Mindfulness: An Answer To The Challenges Of Today’s Men

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  • Mindfulness Skills for a Balanced Life (weekend workshop)

    Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job or a challenging relationship or perhaps a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills for a Balanced Life (weekend workshop)

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  • More Mindfulness Skills (Level 2)

    In Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life you learned how to manage stress and strong emotions, and you experienced what it was like to let go of judgments and to observe your thoughts for what they are – just neural impulse that may or may not be true. This allowed you to gain a perspective of … Continue reading More Mindfulness Skills (Level 2)

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  • Can Mindful Leadership Change the Workplace?

    Leadership can be a place of great loneliness and suffering. Reaching a position of leadership can enslave a person, requiring them to work unsustainable hours at the expense of family, friends and self. They may even lose sight of their original purpose and ideals as they get caught up in the ‘doing’ of the tasks at … Continue reading Can Mindful Leadership Change the Workplace?

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  • Feeling Time Poor?

    Not enough hours in your day? There’s a Tibetan saying that if you take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves. Most of us feel time-poor. But if you slow down and become the observer of your life you may notice that each minute of the day is a full 60 … Continue reading Feeling Time Poor?

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  • Resilience Comes From How You See Yourself

    There was a collective gasp from the audience as the acrobat lost his partner’s hold and fell. Of course you never know if such accidents are part of the act, but he genuinely seemed to hurt his knee. After picking himself up and shaking off the embarrassment and the pain he got back on the … Continue reading Resilience Comes From How You See Yourself

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