September 18, 2015
Dr. Rockwell is a mindfulness researcher: If you're having trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, or grinding your teeth, you're feeling stress. You must do something about it. Because stress is killing Americans through cardiovascular disease, hypertension, many deaths are caused by stress. And you don't need technology to bring your stress down. We can create "pause" in our day, when we first wake up in the morning, on our commutes, even in the bathroom. That is a great break, a natural pause in our day to return to our breaths, let thoughts go and be with our in-breath and then the slow out-breath, which trains the mind to let go and helps us to be less stressful.
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July 13, 2015
With the nationwide release of Amy, the bio-doc of Amy Winehouse, I am reminded of the all too often fatal cost of fame. After seeing the movie, there is something I want to shout from the highest peak so that people can it hear this loud and clear: "Fame can kill you!"
Two meditation experts weigh in on the question of how mindfulness can be achieved: Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness, and clinical psychologist Donna Rockwell. They discuss what mindfulness is and how the techniques can be applied to everyday life. When Rockwell demonstrates two breathing practices, the whole audience seems to be participating: eyes shut, backs straight, sitting in silence.
Jan 30, 2015 - In the first installment of her Wake Up! series, expert Dr. Dr. Donna Rockwell explains why and how to achieve mindfulness. Here's how to do it.
July 9, 2014
Here's part two of mindfulness expert Donna Rockwell's continuing series, Wake Up. In this installment, she'll help you learn how to meditate. Enjoy. ...
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: A Few Things (I Think) I Know About Kids or What My Children Have Taught Me
I wrote down these parenting tips around 20 years ago, as little reminders to myself when my sons were quite young -- they are 28 and 25 years old now. Yet, these observations still feel as true to me today, as they did back then. I found them recently, on note paper neatly stacked in the corner of my nightstand drawer, and thought to share them with other parents, new and seasoned. May they help us mindfully embrace "the wonder years" in what we soon discover, is an all too fleeting time.
1. If a child is whining, it's not because the child is spoiled it's because he or she needs you...
Mar 18, 2015
It is ironic that people dash through life trying to figure things out, furrowing their brows in deep concentration and boring their minds like laser beams into making decisions without ever wondering what "mind" is in the first place.
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness
I listened carefully as he spoke. I took notes. I mulled over in detail his main points. Since that day, I have steeped, like tea, in the essence of ...
FAME & CELEBRITY
Mindfulness in Everyday Life -- So You Want to Be Famous? What You Need to Know About Celebrity
The negatives of being famous are hardly ever discussed in the media in favor of coverage emphasizing the excessively lavish celebrity lifestyle, giv...
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Desperately Seeking Happiness (It's Easier Than You Think)
What does it mean to be happy? It is the most elusive of questions, and permeates much of our daily lives. While we toil away in our work and persona...
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Trials of Michael Jackson: How Fame Killed the King of Pop
Fame at an early age also prevented Michael from living a normal - and necessary - childhood, leaving him ill equipped for adulthood. That is why he ...
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Raising Windhorse -- How to Harness Innate Personal Power
There is an uplifted quality that naturally exists in our lives. It is an innate awareness of our unique and sacred existence, which is automatically...
Mindfulness in Everyday Life and Striving for Greatness: Be the Star of Your Own Show
Grab hold of your star, strive for greatness rather than fame, honor your contribution to your loved ones and the world and be proud of the celebrity...