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Mindful Marbles

I have often said that the best mindfulness teachers are small children. No one can live in the moment better. We struggle with them, in our constant concern for the future, and they just keep dragging us back into the … Continue reading

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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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