October is more than just the leaves changing colors and the start of the holiday season, especially during a time of anxiety and uncertainty. Make your month more mindful with these upcoming programs.

Being a present, connected parent isn’t necessarily a new idea. Parents come into the world with a biological impulse to care for their young, and in healthy, supportive circumstances, they do just that. The demands of modern day life, however, make it hard for parents to be at their best. Not only are the expectations to produce successful, happy, engaged children greater than ever before, but parents are often less supported. What gives? One way to simplify parenting in spite of these challenges is normalize the – and de-personalize – them. Every parent feels stretched thin, overburdened, and alone at times. What if you stopped viewing parenting stress through a lens of “something is wrong with me?” and developed a wider, more compassionate perspective on your struggles and strengths?

In our busy world, it’s easy to eat meals at our desks and or in our cars, but taking the time to slow down and spend more time eating mindfully can help improve your overall eating habits and find gratitude every day.

Eating a healthier diet is a goal that many of us have to improve our overall health and well-being, but that can be easier said than done. Mindfully setting your intentions and focusing on heart-healthy foods can help you make better choices, improve your health, and find new foods that you enjoy.

Work-life balance is a way to equally prioritize your professional and personal lives, but the increase of teleworking during the pandemic has made this a challenge for many. The new work-life balance looks a little different, but it is possible to manage your mental health at work and at home through small mindfulness practices.

We often think of mindfulness as something we do when we sit still and close our eyes. But mindfulness is more like a trusty backpack – something we carry around with us and continually use. And mindfulness is certainly worth unpacking in our relationships.

Have you ever said “I’m sorry” for something that didn’t necessarily warrant an apology? For example, if someone accidentally bumps into you, or tacking it onto the end of a request like, “Could you also add bananas to the grocery list? Sorry…”  This verbal reaction doesn’t always serve us, others, our relationships, or our work. … Continued

Tolerance of others helps us to accept diversity. This starts with ourselves. However, often we don’t accept our own emotions and thoughts. In other words, we are not tolerant of ourselves. So how can we accept others? Mindfulness is a powerful practice to help us learn self-acceptance and self-compassion.

After a spring of lackluster and exhausting Zoom school for her two kids, my neighbor is grappling with a dramatic decision. Should she move to Canada? It isn’t a theoretical question. My neighbor has Canadian citizenship and, at least for now, in Vancouver, her kids could physically go to school and resume a normal education. … Continued

I drive down the road after dropping the kids at their respective schools. My mind spins with a long list of things to-do. With family arriving tonight at our new home in Maui, there’s plenty to do, and not enough time, it seems.  I’m eager to make some headway. But, my body has a different … Continued