Category Archives: mindfulness coach

Why Practice Mindfulness & Meditation? Part 1

If you are new to mindfulness, congratulations on finding one of the most powerful practices for a better life! I know this because I began mindfulness study and practice over 20 years ago and have worked with 100s of clients to change their lives through mindfulness practices, and all of us feel it’s the most […]

More On Gratitude

I once had the privilege to hear spiritual teacher, David Hawkins, speak about gratitude.  He said “To be grateful takes requirements off of life, and puts requirements on me.”  This is such wisdom. We place requirements on life all the time and get upset when it doesn’t meet our demands.  “I want this. I want […]

Weathering the Uncertainty

If Chicken Little showed up on your doorstep crying, “The Sky is Falling!  The sky is falling!” what would you say?  Would you jump right in and list your woes and fears, or would you help her change her perspective?  A little gratitude can go a long way toward changing perspective, as can helping others.  […]

A Toast to Women Caregivers

March 8 is International Women’s Day. According to the Pan American Health Organization (a division of the World Health Organization), “Some 80 percent of home health care in the Americas is provided by women, but this critical work is neither recognized nor remunerated.”  In fact, they say, “this invisible work is rarely even recognized as […]

Today My Guru is a Gopher

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live the life of another species…a dolphin… a butterfly…a tree? Today, my imagination goes underground into the daily life of the gopher.  I am just amazed at the persistence of gophers.   No matter how many times her tunnels are destroyed, the little gopher just keeps on digging.  […]

What is on YOUR Mind?

On February 18, we’ll have another Mindful Life Community Conversation and I want to know what you want to talk about! Where do you want to bring Mindfulness Practice into your life?  What is happening in the world that needs our thoughtful, careful, compassionate attention?  What do you need to spark more passion and creativity […]

Be The Change – Celebrate MLK Day

Today is Martin Luther King Day and the Obama team encourages us to celebrate with COMMUNITY SERVICE.  Another way for being mindful.  Just visit and find out what’s happening in your area.  I was amazed at all the events in my own community, something for everyone!  Community Service is a powerful mindfulness practice. Brook Montagna, […]

What do you like to play?

I keep thinking about building forts as a kid.  I loved pulling out all the blankets and turning the living room into a fortress or a cave or a tea-house!  So today, I ignored my grown-up mind, took the blankets off the bed and off the back of the couch, built myself a fort and […]

Mindful Eating – Consider the Source

The Mindful Life Community in Action “I wake up every morning, torn between a desire to save the whales, attain enlightenment, visit the Dalai Lama or go back to bed. Makes it kinda hard to plan the day.” ~Diane English Have you set your New Year’s Intentions being mindful of your values? I have, and […]