Mindfulness in Daily Life: LAUNDRY

This is a task that I generally dislike intensely – but only one stage of it! Interestingly – I don’t object to carrying the baskets to the basement. I don’t mind sorting the clothes out according to color/washing instructions. I don’t mind jogging up and down the...

Mindfulness in Daily Life: COMMUTING

Do you always walk or drive the same route from A to B? Do you notice the trees? The street signs? The color of your neighbors’ front door and how it changes during the seasons? There are two things I like to do when I commute so it doesn’t become stale. The first is...

Mindfulness in Daily Life: DOING THE DISHES

I used to hate doing the dishes. I think that’s because in my marriage I did all the chores in the house, and this one particularly used to irritate me because my ex-husband would frequently cook separately from me and the kids and then leave his pans and plates out...

Mindfulness in Daily Life: COOKING

Cooking can feel like a chore for some people, but for others, it’s a pleasure and joy. I usually find it’s a pleasure and joy, but occasionally I find it a chore – particularly when I find myself getting frustrated that my three kids won’t all eat what I want to make...