Welcome to the Beginning!

Posted On Oct 14 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

“Any one meditating for the first time?” asked a teacher leading a meditation class one night a few years ago.  I raised my hand in that shaky shy way beginners sometimes do, because of course, we all think it would be way cooler to be advanced. “How wonderful” said the teacher “you’ll never be in [...]

Meditate…it can change your brain!

Posted On Oct 10 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

Science shows that mindfulness and meditation can change your brain. (Images from research article by Wendy Hasenkamp, Ph.D.,  neuroscientist and Senior Scientific Officer at the Mind & Life Institute.) It’s 8:55 a.m., do you know where your posterior cingulate cortex is, or what it is doing?  Wait, let me back up, do you even know [...]

Harvest the Ordinary: Mindfulness at Work

Posted On Oct 8 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

    “Beware the barreness of a busy life”   -Socrates   Work.  If we do it out of the house, we likely spend at least 8 hours, or a whopping third of our day, in some cubbie, office, or building.  Add on commuting time and it becomes more than a third.  And if we work [...]

The Mindful Click Community: Benefits of sharing your practice online

Posted On Oct 3 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh has a simple piece of advice that can revolutionize how you relate to others and technology.  When your phone rings, and you feel that twitchy finger reaction insisting you answer without delay, consider this: Your phone will ring 3 or 4 more times, the person on the other [...]

The Mindful Click and The Shopping List

Posted On Oct 2 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

We click, click, click on our computers, tablets, and Smartphones all day long.  We also breathe, in and out, in and out, countless times a day.  “So why click each time I exhale?” I asked Mindfulnets cofounder Miguel Quintana, when I was becoming acquainted with the Mindfulnets concept.   The short answer, based on years of [...]

Four Ways To Embody Mindfulness

Posted On Sep 29 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

My friend’s kid has homework in kindergarten.  Kindergarten!  Borrowed from the German, this educational  stage suggests a “children’s garden” and that makes me think about cute kids toddling about outside, and using their minds and bodies to explore and investigate in an organic, unstructured way. Nothing wrong, of course, with acquiring early reading and writing [...]

Which came first, the stress or the dis-ease?

Posted On Sep 26 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

  Here’s a snap shot:  I just got home from a meeting, I need to cook if I’m going to eat healthy this week, I have a blog post to finish, and I really want to make 6pm yoga…so I can destress a little!  Ever feel like you’re rushing to get to a relaxing activity? [...]

Mindful Minutes Multiply: Do you have the time?

Posted On Sep 23 2013    Author:Faith Fogel

  Time management sounds so tasky and official.  But as a freelancer and independent businesswoman, I’ve been struggling with it lately.  And worst of all, I’ve skipped mindfulness practice to deal with the lack of time I’ve been feeling.  FYI: Skipping mindfulness practice does not help. But why?  It seems perfectly reasonable that if I’m [...]

CROWDFUNDING the present moment, minute by minute

Posted On Sep 16 2013    Author:millioncofounder

  A friend and I were hiking along a rugged section of California coast.  We passed a fallen tree, one of the many fallen giants that punctuate the trail.  This trunk had a small pile of wooddust where its felled diameter met the ground.  We wondered at the cause, and began inspecting the trunk.  On [...]

Digital Mala: The mindful click effect

Posted On Sep 10 2013    Author:millioncofounder

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’.” -Ekhart Tolle I’m not sure what I think of this mindfulness online stuff, so I’m trying it out. I have sat on cushions and in retreat centers with no other purpose than to pay attention to my breath. There is this sense that we [...]