Category: Mindfulness

The tulip poplar tree in the Mansion Complex courtyard

Mindful Judgement

January 18th, 2024
Mother Catherine Square aerial

Don’t Take the Roses for Granted

December 13th, 2023

With the multitude of holidays upon us, it is sometimes hard to remember to stop and breathe and notice all that is around us.

Tree branches with golden autumn leaves

Thanksgiving Isn’t Just One Day

November 20th, 2023

Gratitude comes in many ways and sometimes shows up when you aren’t even looking for it.

Tulip Poplar fall colors in Spalding Mansion courtyard

Mindfulness — First Stop:
The Tulip Poplar

November 13th, 2023
Hiking trail with hikers in the distance

The Power of Awe: A Feeling of Reverential Respect, Wonder, Amazement, Astonishment

October 9th, 2023

One might wonder why a blog about Mindfulness is titled “The Power of Awe”. When we are truly in awe of something, we must notice it and give it our full attention in order to feel that powerful feeling. And noticing is at the heart of mindfulness.

Boy in green coat on the top of the Isle of Skye.

Mindfulness: Finding Inner Joy and Connection

September 18th, 2023

Finding a moment of tranquility in our busy lives can feel like an impossible dream. In the rare moments when we have some downtime, we almost automatically fill it with answering emails, playing on our phones, or just taking a nap. None of these are a problem in moderation, but if we never engage our mind in a more purposeful, joyful way, we may find ourselves tired most of the time and feeling constantly torn between competing demands. In a life that may feel chaotic, the ancient art of Mindfulness Meditation provides hope that we can reconnect to our true nature and cultivate joy and connection.