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"For me, mindfulness practice with Sharon has been life changing! I can’t say enough about how it has impacted me and the people around me. My husband is Sharon’s biggest fan! I have learned techniques to understand and manage my mind and emotions that are truly empowering. Probably the most helpful part of working with Sharon is that when I feel stuck I can schedule a private session to help me get unstuck! "
a loving-kindness daylong practice Saturday, January 25
what's different about mindfulness?
Mindfulness is for everybody, we all have habits that are not helpful. Are you Impatient? Anxious? In pain? Mindful awareness is a window into how habitual thoughts affect our life and our health. Neuroscientists say "neurons that fire together wire together". Our thoughts, for better or worse, flow through our mind, shape our brain, and influence our perception. Habitual thoughts form neural superhighways which become our mental/emotional patterns. We find ourselves repeating things we don't mean, behaving in ways we regret, chasing the same thoughts, even making difficult situations worse. Practicing mindfulness gives us the tools to be the person we want to be, and to respond intentionally to whatever happens.
Are we Morally Obligated to Meditate A growing body of neuroscience research shows that meditation can make us better to each other. Sigal Samuel a skeptic reviews the science, after 8 weeks of mediation, he found he was able to stay calm during a family visit, Jan 2020
The Latest in Military Strategy: Mindfulness -Matt Richtel, NY Times. Troops who went through a month-long mindfulness training. were better able to discern key information under chaotic circumstances and experienced increases in working memory function. The soldiers also reported making fewer cognitive errors than service members who did not use mindfulness. April, 2019