Mindfulness Process

Fab illustrator, designer & hand-letterer of the Living with Mindfulness logo, Erin Ellis, just shared with me this beautiful photo of her work process.  The practice of hand-lettering is like a mindfulness exercise.  Each loop and curl of the brush shows you just how you are paying attention (or not) in any given moment.  This was a challenge for creating this particular logo, in which Erin so deftly engaged. Thank you Erin for the beautiful work, attention and inspiration.

Mindful Dishwashing

Recently, my partner Maitreya and I had a friend come to stay at our apartment, a very kind and light-hearted musician named Walter. A month or so earlier, we had been travelling with Walter, the three of us in a car, taking in the stunning beauty of the Connemara landscape — we totally bonded. During his most recent visit, we went for walks, cooked lentils and rice, played music, and joked about the peculiarities of living in Ireland — ‘why […]

Real Happiness Program: ‘The Phrases We Choose Reflect the Balance We Seek’

Beautiful things can happen in our lives, we can place words on a page — one at a time, arranged as if mapped and planned in full, but trickling down, instead, they do. Troubling turns can loosen our feet, pain and remorse can take us, but ‘the phrases we choose reflect the balance we seek.’ (1) so mind to the language of love when you speak. May you all feel vital. — Thank you to everyone who took up a […]