Author: Elaine Smookler

Elaine Smookler

Elaine Smookler has been a mindful practitioner for over 20 years and is on the faculty at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and teaches mindfulness to corporate clients through eMindful. She's also a comedic writer and performer and is the singing host of Mindful Martinis, a cabaret/mindfulness class mash up.

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Living

Giving someone your full attention in conversation isn’t easy, but it is a skill we can practice and hone.

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Features

Depending upon how we use it, envy can either feed dissatisfaction or help us aspire to bring the goodness we desire into our own lives.

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Living

At family dinners, judgement is often on the menu for every course, giving us the opportunity to increase our awareness and notice habitual tendencies to run, attack, or freeze.