MMM How to Train a Wild Elephant — Week 5

Posted on September 13, 2021

How we feel about Mondays can depend on several things. If I’ve had a crazy weekend, I’m grateful to return to my Monday routine. If my workload for the week ahead is heavy, well, maybe Monday is a little daunting. That’s one of the reasons why I chose Monday as the day for our weekly mindfulness and meditation session. Whether we are coming out of a busy weekend or entering a busy week, Monday is a gateway—one that can help…

How to Train a Wild Elephant — Week 4

Posted on August 30, 2021

Good morning on this warm Mindfulness Meditation Monday here in Southern California! Last week, with heat advisories in several of the valleys that surround L.A., we had the pleasure of escaping to the beach for a couple of nights. Unwinding to the sounds of the waves, enjoying the blues of the sky and ocean, reveling in the majestic sunrises, and watching cormorants play and fish with the dolphins (watch the video below) was restful and truly breathtaking. I also got…

How to Train a Wild Elephant — Week 3

Posted on August 23, 2021

We’re coming up to Mindfulness Meditation Monday – tonight! Where did the week go? Last Monday, we had a stellar turnout for week 2 of the “How to Train a Wild Elephant” Practice Group. In this 8-week experience, together, every week, we commit to a particular exercise that assists in bringing mindfulness into daily activities. There’s a particular peace in a formal meditation practice where we dedicate a certain amount of time (daily or otherwise) to observe the ebbs, flows,…

How to Train a Wild Elephant — Week 2

Posted on August 16, 2021

Happy Mindfulness Monday! A warm hug to each of you on Mindfulness Meditation Monday. It is my intention to send out good vibes in the universe as often as I can. It’s a difficult time (again!) globally, and we need each other’s positive frequencies to build our collective resilience to traverse this time together. This morning, layered on top of today’s COVID-19 update, I watched the news of yesterday’s Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. My attention became focused on one scene…

Welcome back to MINDFULNESS MEDITATION MONDAY!

Posted on August 6, 2021

  Welcome back to MINDFULNESS MEDITATION MONDAY! I hope the summer months went well for you and your families. It was refreshing for me to take a few weeks off, but life has pulled me back in with a bang! Last week I was honored to be a keynote speaker at TIAA ‘s Total Worker’s Health Conference. There were approximately 250 sign-ups and more than 100 parents attending in person. Mindful Parenting is truly in demand at this point. I’ve been…