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Everyday Mindfulness

This year’s Contemplation by Design Summit at Stanford University wraps up tomorrow, but I’ve greatly enjoyed attending as a participant, volunteer, and (this year), speaker. It’s been a wonderful reminder of the importance of building everyday mindfulness into our lives,…

Easier Meditation | Pauline Wiles

An Easier Approach to Meditation

Chances are, you’re either already practicing meditation or you think it’s a total load of baloney. If you’re in the second camp, please try this: stop thinking of it as meditation, and start thinking of it as practicing paying…

Serenity Lessons from Thailand | Pauline Wiles

Serenity Lessons from Thailand

What a lucky escape that Thai soccer team had last week. For most of the dramatic cave rescue of the 12 boys and their coach, I was in Malaysia, just a short ferry ride from Thailand where events unfolded…


50 Things to Give Up for Lent

I’ve had loads of visitors from Pinterest looking for this content and since previously it was buried within another post, I’m placing it here so it’s easy to read. This is a popular time of year to consider what…

Serenity Tip: Why So Serious
Mindfulness, Quick Tips

Serenity Tip: Why So Serious?

According to Native American folklore, the first question we ask after we die is: Why was I so serious? Whether or not this is true, and regardless of your beliefs about what comes next after we depart this life,…