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
Our thoughts and images of what an ideal parent should be can get in the way of just being the best we can be in any given moment. There’s a common misperception that practicing mindfulness imposes another idealized picture of what our lives as parents or lovers or close friends or leaders at work should … Continue reading Accepting My Need to Be A Perfect Parent
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” - Ram Dass This post is the first in a series that will offer teachings to support a mindful practice and lifestyle. They are based on gatherings of Mindful Dads Meetings each month but offer universal wisdom suitable for anyone. The key to this practice is … Continue reading Becoming Aware
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