Your summer vacation is valuable time spent recharging your batteries. Who couldn’t use a little help making the most of this precious time?
Travel Presence: Whether you are doing a “staycation” this year in your backyard or going on a trip to a distant place, you can turn your journey into a pilgrimage with a just few simple practices. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat tell you how.
Focus on Cycling: Alburquerque Bicycle Transportation Examiner Karolyn Hudson has been following a sports psychology program, with Dr. Dana Blackmer, to improve her cycling. In this third lesson, mindfulness becomes a part of the assignment.
Mouthfuls of Mindfulness: Whether you overeat, undereat, or just feel conflicted about how you eat, mindfulness practice, says physician Jan Chozen Bays, can help you rediscover a healthy and joyful relationship with food.
Backyard Mindfulness: Naturalist John Bates shares his ever-growing appreciation of the phenology of the Manitowish River, where he lives. Love of the natural world isn’t just a one-way street, he says. It’s also the path to understanding yourself.
The Value of Adventure: Outdoor adventure can essentially function like an extreme meditation cushion, teaching not only concentration, but also inquiry, compassion, and right action, says adventurer Renée Sharp.
Daughter Time: “The time of childhood is going to go fast,” says Rick Bass, author of Where the Sea Used to Be. “I’m doing what I can to slow it down. There’s still time for me to learn some of what they see and know and feel.”