Mike and Casey

Beginner’s Mind

Welcome! Yesterday, 2 friends asked for tips on how to start meditating. Meditation is a simple and easy practice. The purpose of meditation is to cultivate a calm and happy mind. Here’s how to get started: -sit comfortably in a chair -feet resting on the floor -hands gently on your thighs -close your eyes -with…

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Sit Still in the Sunlight

Perhaps this is a trivial observation: if you would like to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness practice, you must embody it. What does that mean? Just this: you sit still and say to yourself: “I am going to meditate for 3 minutes.” And then do that. The reason why people meditate is that it makes…

Sturdy Citrus

A Pineapple Grows in Bronx

There’s a thought-provoking show of medicinal plants at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx right now. 4.5 billion of the world’s people regularly use plants to treat illness or for other healthcare purposes. Burrowing our heads into a big bush of lemon balm was invigorating and the favorite smell of the day. It…