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HMC Day 20: Meditating with children

Children don’t have to be an impediment to your meditation practice! If you have a baby ages 0-1: You can meditate while holding your baby, rocking him, carrying him in an Ergo, etc. Make the baby your focal point! Stay with the physical sensations that accompany being with your child. Looking after babies is a…

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HMC Day 19: Meditation for grief

Holiday time can bring pain and comfort in equal measure. This happens in part because holidays are steeped in ritual, and each ritual houses years of vivid memories. A ritual is like a snowball, gradually increasing in size each year as more and more memories layer on top of each other. Our memories can be…

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HMC Day 18: When holidays cause chaos

The holidays can wreak havoc on any routine — especially a new one. Maybe you’re traveling to see family or going on vacation. The kids are off school. There’s tons of shopping and cooking and prepping and packing and organizing and coordinating to do. Old family conflicts resurface. Grief about lost loved ones can feel…

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HMC Day 17: When you’ve missed a few days

We’ve all been there. You start a new habit/diet/hobby and for a few days or weeks, you are ALL IN. The novelty factor is high. You’re curious and motivated and know exactly why you wanted to start this new thing, whatever it may be. And then…it starts to get old. The sparkly attraction is gone.…

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HMC Day 16: Acceptance

A lot of people think acceptance means agreeing with something or condoning it in some way. That is not at all what it means. Acceptance is not the same as approving of or liking a situation, and it’s not about allowing others to walk all over you. Acceptance is seeing things exactly as they are…

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