Mindfulness in Massage

There’s this great practice called Abhyanga – where you warm oil and massage yourself. It’s a vata-pacifying technique, which means that it helps soothe dry skin, reconnect your mind to your body and cultivates a sense of grounding. Grounding is when you feel like...

Mindfulness in Keeping Your Place Tidy

When you move through your life, it’s easy to always be thinking of what’s coming next, what happened before, creating to-do lists and reflecting on things that did not go well. This can result in a lack of moment-to-moment presence. Which… might result in a you...

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...