Ancient Practices Solving Modern Challenges

Mindfulness is not just a fad or a trend. It has been around for more than 2500 years. … Over thirty years of research has documented the benefits of this “inner technology” that helps us to deal with life’s challenges. … You may be curious about how this work translates from academic presentations and research projects into the lives of real people. My own work in Baltimore has continued to focus on this very practical question, as I bring mindfulness to under-served populations. Here’s a story about a young mother who participated in one of our programs last year.

Your Distractible Mind

It’s so easy to compare and judge, thinking that YOUR mind is the least focused one around. You know – forgetting words, losing things, wondering why you’ve just gone upstairs, jumping from thought to thought. A question I hear in EVERY SHINE session is, “How can I keep my mind from wandering?”
Here’s how we teach this in SHINE, using awareness of the breath as the anchor for attention.

Welcome to the Center for Mindful Awareness Blog!

It’s been quite a journey launching this website – and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Finally, we have a place to share everything we’re doing towards our mission of bringing mindfulness into the lives of under-served people and the professionals who support them. My hope is that you’ll take some time to see what we’ve created here and, in doing so, come to understand why it matters so much.