Intentional Living Part 2: Concentration

Intentional Living Part 2: Concentration

The Value of Concentration Concentration isn’t something we hear a lot about these days. It’s not really cool in a world geared toward multitasking (which isn’t real) and distraction (which is actually really stressful). Mindfulness is all the rage...

Living Intentionally and Why It Matters

Living Intentionally Living intentionally is much simpler and more complex than we think. On the one hand, living intentionally seems easy. We just have to choose where we spend our time and money, how we treat people, what we put in our minds and bodies, and what we...

Mindfulness and Other People

Mindfulness and Other People  “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of...

Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty...

Finding Gratitude in Unusual Places

Gratitude is everything. The happiest people I know are grateful. The least happy people I know are ungrateful. Gratitude takes a sad person and gives them joy. Ingratitude takes a happy person and makes them miserable. Gratitude is what allows someone to endure all...

Misconceptions About Mindfulness

I talk about mindfulness a lot. Every day type of a lot. It’s a primary part of what I do for a living, how I live my life, and what I see as important. I think it matters. I think it’s the antidote to this dream (nightmare for some) that we are all living in. I think...

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