Mindfulness and Criticism

I haven’t done a good job being consistent with Mindfulness Monday in a while either. All those series threw things off. I’ve said it often on this blog: you cannot do anything worth doing without experiencing some kind of criticism. It is just the way things work, it...

Mindfulness and Beliefs

The second we say “mine” in relation to anything we are distorting our perspective. My house. My job. My wife. My kids. My beliefs. Nothing is ours in any real sense. Other people can come and go as they please, and they will always have a private internal work...

Mindfulness and Gossip

Gossip is a tough one. It seems to be present in almost every conversation. It has invaded every aspect of our lives, from work and home, to our political coverage. There are entire shows and even stations dedicated to it. Why are we so drawn to gossip? Why do we get...

Mindfulness and Silence

I wrote about silence a few weeks back. I posted a bunch of quotes. An increased desire for silence has affected my life in numerous ways. If I am home alone, the TV is usually off. I mentioned driving in silence. I find fewer things worth having an opinion on. Even...

Mindfulness in a Selfie Culture

I don’t hate selfies as much as I am supposed to at my age. I think they can be fun, I take them with Max all the time. I don’t even get that mad when the group of young people in front of me holds up foot traffic to stop and take their selfie. Not that mad....