Trick Your Brain into Mindfulness & Wellbeing

June 3, 2018

Here are some mindfulness brain tricks which I find astoundingly effective.

1. Come Back into Your Body

Imagine that you have been dead for a while, doing whatever people do in the afterlife, and suddenly you find yourself back in time, in your body. You might think, “Oh yeah! I remember this body!” What do you see and feel? Perhaps you only have one day back on Earth in your body.

When I do this, I find that I really appreciate everything – the sensation of being alive, the air, the sun, the use of my hands…. In fact, any pain or discomfort I may have been feeling dissipates completely or becomes an intriguing sensation of life. Tiredness goes away. My posture even improves. It’s pretty amazing.

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How to be Like My Dog

May 27, 2012

My dog is a great role model for me. He is the best person I know and the best person I can imagine anyone being. Here are some  things he has taught me about how best to go through life:

  • Don’t waste time being angry  

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Advice for Better Living

March 7, 2010
  • Pet your dog or cat for a few more minutes than usual today.
  • Volunteer to do community service.
  • Take a child to experience something new.
  • Try picturing an adult who drives you crazy as the sweet little child s/he was, whom you would love despite his or her flaws.
  • If you have a teenage child who is driving you crazy, look at his or her face while s/he is sleeping.
  • Invent a better way of writing “his or her,” and “she or he,” and tell me about it.
  • Give away a possession you love to someone who would appreciate it.
  • If you live a cluttered life, spend an hour today organizing the room you spend the most time in.
  • Close your eyes and take three slow, deep breaths.

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