Research strongly suggests that frequent use of Facebook can “undermine well-being" and can actually make people feel lonelier or worse about themselves. While it may be pretty unrealistic or undesirable to stop using Facebook altogether, bringing mindfulness to how and why … [Read more...]
6 Ways to Use Music Mindfulness in Family Life
In that fiery place under the earth, I’m quite sure Alvin and the Chipmunks music would be blaring 24-7. If it ever comes on (usually by accident), you will find me under a thick, muffling sort of blanket. Just because Alvin, Elmo, or the Frozen soundtrack make me want to stuff … [Read more...]
The Great Joy in Humility
What does humility have to do with joy? Humility is about bringing deep compassion to not only our strengths, but also our weak spots, problematic patterns, or colossal screw-ups. It’s about the tenderness we bring to ourselves and the rough, mottled crevices of our … [Read more...]
What if Your Only Accomplishment in the Day Was This?
Bringing in a bit of joy. What if you were late to drop the kids off at school, you burned breakfast, and your laundry was still unfolded, but you brought in joy nonetheless. Maybe you barely slept, but you hugged each child with an eye-to-eye smile when they stumbled … [Read more...]