Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

What is the purpose of mindfulness?

You might have a quick answer to this question…what is the purpose of mindfulness? Perhaps it’s more peace, less stress, less anxiety, more focus and concentration. For sure they are all true and important. Mindfulness is a great way to have less stress, less negative thinking and more peace through being present to this moment.

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Letting Go

True emotional freedom comes only when we let go of resistance to what is in this moment. This is easier to do when life is peaceful, quiet and going the way you want it to. The challenge really arises when we are faced with change and adversity, however big or small. It could be a

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Are you becoming what you despise?

Photo by Sander Wehkamp on Unsplash Are you becoming what you despise?  Before you protest loudly and close the page, thinking she’s finally gone off her rocker, bear with me. I used to be an advocate for social justice issues, railing against injustice and pouring outcry about all sorts of issues. And sometimes it worked. But at what

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One of the biggest traps of mindfulness…

You may have felt the benefits of mindfulness, a pause, a break, a sense of control, reduced anxiety or stress.. the list is endless. But what about when it makes us feel worse? What’s happening there? First, there’s nothing wrong with you. You are not the exception, the anomaly for who mindfulness won’t work for.

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Please approach what you are avoiding

Avoidance doesn’t make the problem go away. It relegates it to the dark corners of our mind where it continues to grow. I saw an email come in that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to. I knew it involved some work that I wasn’t ready for yet, either in time or, I felt, in my

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