Category: equanimity

Even Amidst Tragedy, “All That We Are Arises With Our Thoughts”

When it comes to tragedy, loss or unexpected death (such as by accident, suicide, acts of violence, or natural disaster), our focus is naturally drawn toward what has been lost.  In our shock and sadness, we find ourselves spending countless hours wondering why and speculating about how something like this could happen.  In our anguish over these…

Yoga for Wellbeing

Yoga is a multi-faceted practice designed to unite the mental, physical and spiritual. The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind”.  Devotion to practice strengthens the body-mind connection and helps build insight and awareness. The physical practice, called asana, is only one limb of yoga. It was originally meant to…

Build Yourself a “Happiness Box”

I always learn so much from the people I work with, whether it be clients, colleagues, or other professionals.  One creative individual shared with me an idea that has been useful to them and I think it may be of benefit to others as well.  This person created something called a “happiness box”, which is…

The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Increasingly health providers are acknowledging the importance of the mind-body connection to overall wellness, rather than just focusing on the physical machinery.  Yoga and meditation are practices that can contribute to good mental and physical health. Yoga & Wellness The health benefits of yoga have been recognized anecdotally for thousands of years, but now there…