“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
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
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
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
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
This summer I thought a lot about Mindfulness and why I “got into it” and why it has become such an important part of who I am. One of the biggest reasons I “got into it” was that I wanted to be more present with my family (Wife and Kids) and enjoy my time with … Continue reading Being a Dad