We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet. W.B.Yeats
Engaging in our lives with an awakened heart and mind can enhance our lived experience through greater meaning, expanded flexibility to handle life's ups and downs, improved health, and increased love and connection with ourselves and others.
Mindfulness is an aware and compassionate state of mind. We can, right now, without training, readily move in and out of aware presence. Training and practice strengthen this innate ability. There are many ways to cultivate the capacity for sustained awareness and open compassion. Practices include traditional sitting meditation, embodied movement such as yoga or Continuum, creative activities such as writing, drawing or music, reflecting on and restructuring beliefs and thought patterns which may be limiting and constraining, plus many more approaches.
Through Heart Awake Mindfulness, individual sessions, workshops and retreats, I provide information on many approaches to mindfulness: traditional to new, somatic to mind-based, and scientifically researched to personally experienced. My goal is to support you as you seek to develop your own resources which allow you to live an emotionally and spiritually resilient life.