As a teacher, I have two options. I can try to teach the answer or I can try to teach the question. All too often, the "answer" is burdened by my own judgment, opinion, beliefs and experience. Teaching the answer can be limiting because everyone's experience is different. But when I teach the question, infinite … Continue reading Asking the Beautiful Questions
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero The dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” There are two key components to gratitude. First, gratitude involves an affirmation of goodness. Second, gratitude involves a … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude
In Becoming Aware, Josh shared a quote from Ram Dass, “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” As we practice mindfully, we move toward stillness, spaciousness and silence. It is here that we can listen fully. Listening deeply to the small, soft voice of our heart, we become aware of our deepest intentions. … Continue reading Listen Deeply
Many of you have asked us to give you a sense of what it will be like when you join us for Mindful Dads Meeting. Watch the video below and then click here to register and let us know you are coming for our next meeting on October 11. We meet each month on the … Continue reading What is Mindful Dads Meeting? Watch What’s Coming.
I thought I was in the running for Dad of the Year. But I wasn’t really even there. It was May 6, 2010. My son Jack, nearly six years old, filled with joy and excitement as we approached Citizens Bank Park for a “businessperson’s special” day game. The boxscore tells me Jason Werth hit a … Continue reading There But Not There
We have enjoyed connecting with you as we have launched our new venture. We look forward to staying in touch. Supporting the Center For Self-Care is just a click away! Here’s how: Send us your men! Share this information with important men in your life. Like and follow our facebook page, @C4SC. Subscribe to our … Continue reading Connect with us today!
Founders Marc Balcer and Josh Gansky are pleased to announce the creation of the Center For Self-Care, LLC. The Center For Self-Care (C4SC) is dedicated to building communities of mindful exploration and connection with a specific focus on men and dads. C4SC brings mindfulness training and tools for mindful living through workshops, retreats and groups at … Continue reading Announcing the Center for Self-Care
Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg declares, “They say that the healing is in the returning. Not in never having wandered to begin with.” The most important job is to begin again. In mindfulness meditation, a core practice is returning your attention when it becomes lost. You may find yourself lost in thought. And that is okay. The … Continue reading The Most Important Job