Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

Ask What Not Why…

  Good morning everyone, A quick reminder that tomorrow is the last Tuesday drop-in mindfulness class and there will be no class on Friday. Here is a short, game-changing blog today about a simple shift you can make to feel more empowered and avoid the loop of over-analysis paralysis.  New research from organizational psychology shows

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Love.. What the Hell is it Anyway?

    I remember in my early 20’s I was on a retreat with a friend who was into yoga and meditation at the time. The teacher, obviously a well-respected guru, kept talking about love, that we are love, love is the only answer, find the love, feel the love… and I was completely lost.

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What are we really doing?

“Life is what happens when you are busy making plans.” John Lennon   I have had a lot of conversations with people over the course of my career. People that are facing burn-out, depression, anxiety and physical pain and illness. We usually trace it back to the source of the discomfort and find tools to

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Mindfulness as Seeing the Truth

  I packed up my youngest boy into the car to get him to school this morning. He had been scurrying around trying to find his shoes in a panic not to be late.  Finally he jumped in the car. “Where were they?” I asked. He smiled sheepishly. “Where they always are. I just didn’t

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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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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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What are you not noticing?

  I ran into a friend the other day who was off on a white water rafting trip. It wasn’t her first, she loves it. “I feel so alive, the cold water, the air, the rapids, so in the moment!” she said. I realized this was her mindfulness practice. Her place to feel fully present,

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Waking Up with Mindfulness

    The purpose of this mindfulness practice is to wake up in the world. But what exactly does that mean? Being aware of what is happening, as it is happening. Why is this so important? Because so much of our life is done on auto-pilot, that people find that when they slow down and

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Personalized Mindfulness

  Have you ever practiced mindfulness and found it difficult? Join the rest of the world.  Have you told yourself you’re just not cut out for this, or your mind is just too full to be mindful? I have found over time that there are many, many ways to practice becoming present to your life

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