Trail-bound or office-bound, here's a few ways to mindfully celebrate Earth Day.
While Earth Day is a time to celebrate, there's a considerable amount of pessimism surrounding our relationship to the planet and what we'll have to do going forward to keep things on evenRead more »
Ed Halliwell on the next frontiers in mindfulness.
It’s been a year since I updated this blog—a combination of teaching, book-writing, and a baby have squeezed the time I’ve had available for other things.Read more »
Elisha Goldstein on bringing mindfulness into classroom—and home.
A “bellringer” is a short activity that some teachers put on the board in the beginning oRead more »
Elisha Goldstein on creating space in the day to come down from a worried mind.
The Now Effect is based on a very simple quote from a psychiatrist and holocaust survivor named Viktor Frankl.Read more »
This post was originally written for Mindful.org in 2011.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been catching up on streaming videos from Creating A Mindful Society, the Mindful.org-sponsored event which took place in New York last month. Two segments stood out for me. The first was Richie Davidson’s brilliant keynote on the neuroscience of meditation—a clear and cogent outline of what happens in our brains as we train in presence and kindness. The second was a discussion of why, twenty years after publication of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s seminal book, Full Catastrophe Living, and with so much evidence pointing towards the benefits, mindfulness practice hasn’t yet become a part of most people’s lives.Read more »