One of my mentors Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.
His work inspired me to explore and learn through my own practice what it means to be truly mindful. Living in a busy world inundated with so much information and sensory stimuli, we often find ourselves stuck between our ears processing it all, or when we’re not trying figure it all out we may be back in our heads ruminating over past events or worrying about future ones that have yet to happen. Whatever the case is, this leaves us out of touch with what’s happening now in the present moment. Mindfulness in its essence is about being here for our lives. Learning how to pay attention and bring awareness to our bodies, minds and the world around us in a kind, open and curious way. When we become more aware and present we learn to get out of our own way and give ourselves an opportunity to live lives of greater peace, contentment and wisdom.
I am passionate about the neuroscience behind practicing awareness and its positive effects on our mind, body, and soul.