Sitting With Sour Powers: Using Mindfulness With Teens By Edie Stark

Sitting With Sour Powers: Using Mindfulness With Teens  By Edie Stark LMSW, Experience Wellness Group Therapist A lot of times when I introduce the idea of mindfulness to my adolescent clients I am met with a reaction of, “what? I have to sit by myself in silence and not think? Ya. NO thanks.” While silent meditation can be helpful to many individuals, it is a common misconception that ‘mindfulness practice’ is limited to this. What…

Loving Kindness On The Subway?!

LovingKindness Subway Walk: Embracing Ourselves And Others by Adrienne Glasser The New York City Subway is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when we hear the phrase “Lovingkindness.” Lovingkindness, or “Metta,” is a meditation practice that captures the expression of tenderness towards oneself and other beings. It was the theme of the week in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day meditation challenge I was listening to, and I decided that I would listen to that walking…

Serenity Now!

Serenity now! This blog is devoted to all things regarding serenity, peace of mind, the understanding emotional life, and humor — because a sense of lightness is friggin’ crucial to a happy life. It is also the home for Active Mindfulness!, a sustainable meditation practice aimed at increasing serenity through improved self-observation.  The good news is that you don’t have clear all your thoughts to be an amazing meditator (and the truth is, most of…