Energy Grows Where Attention Goes

“Mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they are beginning. With mindfulness, we can choose what we’ll strengthen and bring into action, and we can choose what we’ll gently let go of.” –Sharon Salzberg This two-minute video, narrated by Sharon Salzberg, New York Timesbest-selling author and world-renowned meditation teacher, and animated by…

Fidgeting and Focusing

Is fidgeting the body’s way of helping your mind stay present? Although fidgeting has long been associated with inattentiveness, research and controlled studies show that movement (like fidgeting and doodling) helps children to pay attention, think, speak, and retain information. In this article published in BBC News, psychologists found that primary school children learn better when…

Dance and Doodle

In this short TED Talk, Paula Byrne, worldwide teacher of transformational dance, shares how movement gets us under the radar of our minds and deep into ourselves. When we listen with deep curiosity to our bodies, we become grounded in the present moment. Through movement, we invite the wisdom of the body to speak up.…