Tag Archives: mindfulness

November 9th To-Do List: When Bad Things Happen

This election got under my skin and I didn’t handle it well. So, I’m going to write a to-do list for myself for today and the days to follow. My to-do list: Meditate – Focusing on breath (something I have … Continue reading

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Passionate Curiosity

A few weeks ago, one of the teachers at our preschool asked me to answer the following question: What do you know of and/or recognize in your child today that you hope will always remain or be true? The answers were … Continue reading

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The Song of the Boot

It’s been cold lately. Not sure if you’ve noticed. Our school board already cancelled one day of school for -35oC weather, and it looks like they might do it again tomorrow. Last week, my 3 year old son and I were … Continue reading

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A Skeptic’s Journey into the World of Meditation

(Note: Yes, I previously blogged on meditation, but it deserves more attention!) I need good evidence to believe something.  I find meta-analyses appealing, and I carefully evaluate the credibility of internet sources. I am increasingly irritated by celebrity-endorsed medical claims, … Continue reading

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A Most Useless Place: The Waiting Place

 “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon (adapted from Allen Saunders) I’d like to continue talking about mindfulness for one more post. Today, let’s visit … The Present. Everyone I know seems to be waiting for … Continue reading

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Serenity now! Children and Mindfulness

I am a scientist and a skeptic. Pseudoscience is one of my biggest pet peeves. However, when someone is able to demonstrate the scientific validity of a phenomenon, I am much more likely to sit up and pay attention. Over … Continue reading

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