Category Archives: Mindfulness

How Shame Freed Me from Suffering – New Article

The popular website, Tiny Buddha, just published an article of mine. It’s about how intense feelings of shame can dissolve into peace by means of mindful attention. It’s mostly about self-compassion and heart. I don’t emphasize the mindfulness aspect. But you’ll find it if you read closely. It’s a story about how I couldn’t stop obsessing…Continue Reading

New Resources

I’ve just published a new Class Resources page. There you’ll find items useful to anyone who practices mindfulness. In other words, it’s not just for students in my classes. I’m making it available to everyone. Free. No registration. No strings. Included are guided meditations (stream or download), formal and informal practice logs, and poetry. Look…Continue Reading

Mindfulness Class at Dusenberry-River Library

I will be offering a free six-week Mindfulness in the Library class beginning Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Dusenberry-River branch of the Pima County Public Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105 Tucson AZ 85750. That’s near the northeast corner of Craycroft and River. Each one-hour session will begin on Monday morning at 11:00. Classes…Continue Reading

Introducing Free Mindfulness Training

I’m happy to introduce my first free online training course, a five-part weekly email series called An Introduction to Mindfulness. In five easy lessons, you’ll learn the practical basics of mindfulness. You’ll begin practicing mindfulness meditation effectively within a few minutes after receiving the first lesson. There’s no cost and no obligation. You can unsubscribe…Continue Reading

What do we respond to?

Life is responsiveness, they say. To live is to respond. But what do we actually respond to? Sometimes it’s an awesome sunset, the caress of a loved one, an inspiring poem, or beautiful music. Those are peak moments of pure responsiveness. The Problem But for most of us, most of our waking hours, we primarily respond to our…Continue Reading