Eye roll- the good kind!

I read a study on marital compatibility — apparently spouses who frequently roll their eyes about something their husband or wife has said or done are likelier to divorce. Yikes! After reading the article, I became hyper-aware of rolling my eyes — in impatience, exasperation, basically in some sort of silent low-level protest. Mindfulness, also…

Lilacs

Bend Don’t Break

Hurricane Sandy devastated the trees, shrubs, and plants of Brooklyn, along with people, homes, and coastlines. A stand of 3 gorgeous mature lilac trees was obliterated on the little bridge near the entrance to Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza. But up from the wreckage the next Spring came a valiant little flowering from what…

Dreamy Waterfall

Guess How Many Thoughts You Have In a Minute?

The average person has 50 thoughts per minute!! Just notice the wondrous waterfall of your mind tirelessly generating thoughts just as effortlessly as your heart pumps blood — moment after moment after moment. This video “What Your Body Does in 30 Seconds” is an astounding overview of what’s happening inside you. Do not be dismayed…

Flor

Put a Trance on Me

Meditating and being in a trance are related states.In both meditation and trance, you: -Close your eyes -Still your body -Don’t do anything else -Cultivate focus When we meditate, we do one thing with all our mental ability and naturally enter a trance state during which many beneficial changes take place in our bodies: our…

Slumber

Feeling Drowsy zzzzzzzzzzz?

Alice enjoys meditating in the evenings, but is often beset by sleepiness. This is one of the most common challenges of meditation, often called a hindrance in Buddhist teaching. Here are 5 tips on how to deal with drowsiness during your meditation practice: 1) Sit up straight, so that your back is not supported by…