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Mindfulness + Chocolate

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating a clear and non-judgmental awareness of what is going on in the moment .. and maintaining that awareness moment after moment. When we are totally engaged in an activity .. with no judgement or commentary .. we shift quite naturally to an internal sense of calmness and balance, and […]

Lunchtime Enlightenment

Have you signed up for our Lunchtime Enlightenment? For over a year (until recently) I have shared a daily, then weekly, mindfulness exercise on the Quiet Mind Meditation Facebook page. Then I added an email for those who asked for that option.  And recently I have been reviewing and refreshing all our offerings and logo’s […]

Meditation Research Update

Brain Research Meditation

Brain changes that link mindfulness meditation with health-related benefits New research from Carnegie Mellon University provides a window into the brain changes that link mindfulness meditation training with health in stressed adults. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study shows that mindfulness meditation training, compared to relaxation training, reduces Interleukin-6, an inflammatory health biomarker, in high-stress, […]

2 Favourite Ted Talks on Mindfulness


#1 – Former Buddhist nun Diana Winston is the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Center, and the author of several books on mindfulness and meditation. With more than 20 years in the study and practice of mindfulness, Diana explains how routinely taking the time to be in the moment can have a […]

Mindfulness of Emotions

RAIN Emotions Meditation

Are you on our FREE Monday Meditation Musings email list? This is a FREE weekly email designed to provide an inspirational and meditative kick-start to your week .. a little meditative nourishment! You can sign up for Monday Meditation Musings here. This week we explored .. Mindfulness of Emotions The past few weeks having been […]

Mindfulness on Sixty Minutes (US)

CBS Sixty Minutes Mindfulness Video

I just watched a great report from Sixty Minutes (CBS News) on Mindfulness. Anderson Cooper reports on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions. Take a moment to watch .. and listen to some of the world’s leading […]

Pebble For Your Pocket Meditation

Pebble Meditation Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness is an ancient practice that simply requires us to attend non-judgmentally to the present moment (rather than bouncing around between past, present and future .. the open space-land of non attention). When we rest our focus in the present moment .. everything seems to slow down, we really ‘see’ what is happening in our […]

Half-Smile Meditation

Bali Buddha by Quiet Mind

If you look at a picture or statue of the Buddha .. you are likely to see him holding a small upturning of the mouth, a relaxed and easy half-smile. Smiling has been confirmed by modern psychology as having very positive effects, sending messages to the brain that everything is okay and assisting us to […]