No matter your attachment style(s), we all have a basic need for safety, belonging and love. Seeking connection is a fundamental part of being human–and often a central part of healing in therapy.
September marks a period of transition for most of us; we can sense a shift as the days get shorter and summer gradually makes way for the fall season. This time of year involves returning to a more structured routine, getting the kids ready for back-to-school and daily activities. It also usually involves getting busier and feeling more stressed. As our life speeds up, many of us find a renewed interest in making time to resume our mindfulness meditation practice, something that we know is deeply restorative but that somehow has managed to fade with our summer plans.
MindSpace is opening its doors for a day of mindfulness research and practice. If you’re curious about mindfulness, this is a great opportunity to learn more, […]
Equanimity In the third week of our graduate meditation course, Daryl introduced the concept of equanimity. Equanimity means maintaining a balanced mind/heart, and maintaining composure despite […]
This week in our graduate meditation course, our teacher Daryl explored the theme of impermanence. She reminded us that, even though we know intellectually that everything changes all the time, it’s still difficult for us to bring that understanding to bear in our moment-to-moment reality.
I’m participating in MindSpace’s new six-week Insight (Vipassana) Meditation class, taught by Daryl Lynn Ross and Muriel Jaouich from True North Insight. The course is called Deepening […]
There aren’t that many decisions you can be certain you won’t regret. Sushi for lunch? You might regret it. Getting a dog? You might regret […]
Dr. Joe was featured in this Le Devoir piece on the rise of mindfulness meditation North America Read to article.
With the school year now well underway and the pace of life picking up, children and teens may be finding themselves incredibly busy with school, extra-curricular activities, and friends. With so many activities and obligations, it can be pretty tough to stay on top of everything and to still find time to relax and chill out. Your kids may find themselves feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or exhausted as a result.
There’s no denying that it’s fall. It’s crisp in the mornings, orange and yellow leaves are appearing, and kids have already been back to school for four weeks. It’s a season of change: we’re putting our summer clothes into storage and getting out our boots; the slow season at work is over and our schedules are packed with new activities; and the local strawberries and peaches at the grocery store have been replaced with local apples, beets, and carrots.