In our last gathering, we explored What Happens When You Can’t Figure Out The Answer? Human beings, and often men in particular, have a tendency to try to solve, fix, and resolve issues and challenges so they “go away.” We want to get it out of there. This is natural. Our natural instinct is to … Continue reading What Happens When You Can’t Figure It Out?
My teacher Jonathan Foust likes to say that meditation will make you feel better. It will make you feel sadness better, it will make you feel frustration better, and it will make you feel anger better. The practice of mindfulness and meditation brings us to a state where we can feel what we are feeling … Continue reading How To Be Angry
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Victor Frankl In our last gathering, we explored The Space Between How Things Are And How We Want Them To Be. There will always be this space, … Continue reading Hanging Out In The Space
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha Author Sharon Salzburg, writing in “Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection,” describes how we can experiment with generosity: So often we are taught to arm ourselves … Continue reading An Experiment in Generosity
Stress can be defined as the space between our expectations and our reality. Our instinct when we see this space is to try make it go away. Somehow fill in the space with overwork, micromanagement or distraction. It may be that we already feel the walls closing in around us or that there is a gaping chasm between us and feeling free. But in reality, this space is small. It is a space of hyper focus and hyper vigilance. Either/or thinking, doubt, judgment, insecurity, anxiety and worry. We have a great opportunity to nourish this unpleasant place by stopping, experiencing and allowing.
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
“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
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.
Five years ago I was feeling pulled in a million different directions-stressed-spread too thin-not enjoying life to the fullest. Trying to find balance between, family, friends, and a stressful job. I was not feeling connected to the most important people in my life. Every weekend I would drive around with a pit in my stomach. … Continue reading Its All About Connection
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