Why Mindfulness Matters—and Why It Might Matter to You!

According to a report released by the American Psychiatric Association in May 2018, levels of anxiety among American adults have exploded in the last two years. Between 2017 and 2018 alone, the APA noted a five percent increase in anxious behaviors. But what’s driving this flare-up of anxious people, and… READ MORE

What You Practice Grows Stronger

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives. The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger SHAUNA SHAPIRO, PhD, is a professor at… READ MORE

A Meditation for Prosperous Living

The Center for Spiritual Living Asheville has developed a class called the Summer Prosperity Series which it offers annually during the summer. The 2019 class is currently in progress and can be accessed for free from their website www.cslasheville.org. An integral part of this class is what they call “My… READ MORE

Have the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

In a world that lives like a fist, mercy is no more than waking with your hands open. So much can happen with our hands open. In fact, closing and stubbornly maintaining our grip is often what keeps us stuck, though we want to blame everything and everyone else, especially… READ MORE

Six Ways to be Mindful Each Day

By definition, being mindful is a state of awareness focusing on the present moment. When we are present, we are able to live in a beautiful state. Making small, mindful shifts in your day-to-day life can lead to big shifts in the overall quality of life you live. THE NEW… READ MORE