Inner Peace

5 Tips on How to Sit for Meditation

5 Tips on How to Sit for Meditation

You can’t enjoy meditating if your back hurts or your leg and foot are asleep (I know this from experience). Here are 5 practical tips to answer your questions about how to sit.

10 Tips to Start Your Meditation Practice

10 Tips to Start Your Meditation Practice

You want to start a meditation practice to get all those great benefits you've been hearing about. 

Here are 10 tips to demystify the process so you can start feeling calmer and more centered today.

9 Proven Tips to Boost Happiness: How You Can be Happier Now

9 Proven Tips to Boost Happiness: How You Can be Happier Now

Make time to find things that make you happy every day.  Happiness doesn't just happen to you—you can proactively create it. Here are 9 scientifically proven tips to increase your daily happiness.

How to be More Mindful at the Spa: Awaken Your Senses

How to be More Mindful at the Spa: Awaken Your Senses

During a recent trip to London, UK, I had the indulgent pleasure of visiting ESPA Life at Corinthia, London’s most exclusive, most luxurious spa, offering world-class pampering treatments and spa/fitness facilities. I was especially interested in exploring their mindfulness philosophy, an essential element of their integrated approach to natural beauty and inner calm. Find out about my visit here!

Mindfulness: Be Less Reactive for Better Health

Mindfulness: Be Less Reactive for Better Health

A benefit of practicing mindfulness is that you learn to be less reactive to stressful and emotional situations. This is good for your health. We all have 'buttons' that, when pressed, can cause us to lose control. It does not have to be that way.

When you watch over time the issues that press your buttons—for example, I hate it when people tell me, "You're wrong," because I pride myself on being very careful to get things right—you can learn, rather than react according to old patterns you may have had since childhood.

Introduction to Mindfulness: How to Develop Mindful Awareness Exercise

Introduction to Mindfulness: How to Develop Mindful Awareness Exercise

Many people ask me how to start a meditation practice or how to be mindful. The key is to improve the mind-body connection and to increase awareness. The way to do this is to wake up your senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Many of us are so caught up in our thoughts, we don't even notice the world around us. We miss the beauty of the sky—the brilliance of its colors, the mystery of the clouds. We don't even hear the birds around us singing. 

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

I created this website as a resource for today's busy woman - you! I know, because I am you. We all hear about the importance of self-care and self love. You know that you 'should' be doing something to take more care of yourself, but because of everything you're juggling — work, family, friends, and community — it feels selfish and impossible.