Innershift Hacks for Optimal Living

Earlier this year I ran a short online program for the Center for Mindful Living to help support them, their mission and our community. These are two short clips I created to give some practices which can be a helpful resource when meeting challenges. And let’s be honest—these are challenging times!      

Why Thinking Less Makes You Smarter

‘Modern Western culture has so neglected the intelligent unconscious—the undermind, I shall sometimes call it—that we no longer know that we have it, do not remember what it is for, and so cannot find it when we need it.’ Guy Claxton, Hare Brain Tortoise Mind   I’m curious what went on for you when you read Guy’s statement above. Interest? …

presence and the art of living and dying: doug & walker silsbee

On July 30th 2018 a teacher, mentor, master of his craft and dare I say, friend, left this life. Doug Silsbee was all this and way more. I was invited to interview Doug and his wife Walker in April 2018 as a way of capturing his and their mutual process in this phase of their life and relationship. I offer …

is mindfulness always helpful?

Considering the humungous volume of glowing data landing on our doorsteps daily touting the seemingly limitless benefits of mindfulness, plus the fact that I am myself a mindfulness teacher, you may well be asking yourself ‘How is this even a question?’ Yes, mindfulness is unquestionably ‘now’ in more ways than one. But in case you hadn’t noticed, recently the inevitable …