Category: mindful self-compassion

Love in the grocery aisles: mindfulness and compassion

About eight years ago, I attended a brief women’s metta retreat. Following a weekend of meditation and near silence, re-entry back into the “real world” proved surprisingly difficult even though I’d participated in previous retreats. The challenge started once I left the rural retreat… Continue Reading “Love in the grocery aisles: mindfulness and compassion”

Meditation in the edible garden

Coping during COVID-19

Greetings, friends. There’s a lot going on in our world, isn’t there? If you’re reading this, I’m glad you’re here and I hope something in this post will serve you. By now, I hope you’ve accessed the latest science-based recommendations about how to minimize… Continue Reading “Coping during COVID-19”

A new planting year begins

It’s that time again. I’m clearing out the vegetable beds closest to our house. I’m rinsing out my  germination flats with bleach, and filling them with seedling mix. I’m fondling seed packets, and paging through piles of seed catalogs. What will I grow? How… Continue Reading “A new planting year begins”

The scoop on savoring practices

From Embracing the Good, a chapter in the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (Neff & Germer, 2018): “Savoring involves noticing and appreciating the positive aspects of life – taking them in, letting them linger, and then letting them go. It is more than pleasure – savoring… Continue Reading “The scoop on savoring practices”