Pausing to Respond to Life’s Challenges

This pause reconnected him with what was really important, and gave him the space to consider what he wanted to do with the strong feelings within.

We each have that capacity. We can learn to STOP, take a breath, open and observe what is happening with our thoughts and feelings, consider the impact of our actions, and then choose how best to respond.

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.