Attention Management in Meditation

In the third week of our Meditation and Mindfulness for Beginners Course we introduce the idea that meditation is a simple three-step process in which you continually: Focus Lose Focus Refocus We stress that the idea in meditation is not to stay focused all the time...
7 Key Ingredients for any Meditation Practice

7 Key Ingredients for any Meditation Practice

Have you ever gone out on a Sunday morning, returned home with a gorgeous pot plant, and then watched as it slowly withered away and died over the coming weeks? Perhaps no one ever told you that a plant, like a pet, needs more care and attention than you’d...
To Detach or To Connect?

To Detach or To Connect?

Standard mindfulness instructions invite you to pay attention to your thoughts and emotions — but not to get caught up in them. Various metaphors are employed to illustrate this idea. Watch your thoughts like: clouds floating across the sky, or leaves flowing down a...
Do You Need a Meditation ‘Anchor’

Do You Need a Meditation ‘Anchor’

“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd A few short years ago there was no such thing as a meditation app. Today, there are hundreds. On just one of them — Insight Timer — you can select from 15,000 guided...
5 Best Meditation & Mindfulness Podcasts of 2018

5 Best Meditation & Mindfulness Podcasts of 2018

If you’re like me, you’ve probably had days, (and maybe even weeks or months), when you haven’t felt that inspired to meditate. Like exercise programs and healthy diets, a meditation practice can seem like a fantastic idea at some times, and a burden...