A Sacred Secular Life

I have just finished reading Katherine Ozment’s Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. The book opens with a scene that is all too familiar to me, and probably many of you:...more

Let’s Not Make Today “Most Days”

There may not be much in the news right now that's making you smile, but you have, right now, the gift of a new day, of another twenty-four hours. What will you do with them? How will you be in the world today? ...more

A Simple Mindful Practice for Keeping Friends While Trying to Influence People on Social Media

As those of us in the United States honor the 240th anniversary of our declaration of independence, of the founding of our nation, it's perhaps a good time to pause and consider how we continue the ongoing conversation that was begun in 1776. The post A Simple Mindful Practice for Keeping Friends While Trying to Influence People on Social Media appeared first on Left Brain Buddha ....more

LIFE: Unscripted!

Did you know you’re a screenwriter? Don’t believe me? Well, I bet right now, you are writing a script ....more

What happens when you follow your bliss?

What it means to follow your bliss, and what happens when you do. The post What happens when you follow your bliss? appeared first on Left Brain Buddha ....more

The Totally Obvious Thing a Mindful Mama Overlooked

I've spent so much time teaching my daughter the strategies I use to calm down and practice mindfulness, that I overlooked how very different her needs often are. An epiphany story... The post The Totally Obvious Thing a Mindful Mama Overlooked appeared first on Left Brain Buddha ....more

A Mindful Summer Bucket List

A non-judgmental, non-striving, okay-if-you-don't-do-it-all MINDFUL Summer Bucket List! (with a pdf download) The post A Mindful Summer Bucket List appeared first on Left Brain Buddha ....more

Go Ahead: Make Their Day!

Be a Daymaker There is an upscale salon in my area called Juut...more

Mindful Parenting: Equanimity and a Screaming Child

Mindful parenting is not perfect parenting. It's applying our mindful awareness to the practice of parenting. It is cultivating equanimity, even in the midst of chaos ....more

Stress Management: From Top to Bottom

How do you manage your stress? If you are like most of us, at least according to the American Psychological Association’s 2015 report, you turn to things like television (40% of us), surfing the Internet (38% of us), or eating or drinking (23% and 14% of us, respectively). Among teens, the number one method of […] The post Stress Management: From Top to Bottom appeared first on Left Brain Buddha ....more
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