Mindfulness

Posted by admin on August 29, 2013 in Mindfulness
I once heard Gordan Hempton, a nature field recordist, define silence as, “not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise.”  I love that description.  It's an important reminder about the value of natural sounds, the richness of silence, and the fundamental roles that silence and sound play in the human experience. When accompanying a yoga class, I often get asked why I mix field...
Posted by Guest Scribe on August 29, 2013 in Mindfulness
Somewhere near the middle of the summer, I was on the verge of a burnout. It was as if I was running uphill towards my goals, with my shoes on my feet and the mountain in front of me, but I just kept falling. My sneakers bore holes, the laces came out. I skinned my knees. I kept going, no longer efficient. I could see my mountain but the road was covered in fog. I was so focused on that view...
Posted by admin on August 12, 2013 in Mindfulness, Nourish
“Looking at brain imaging, when we are presented with certain food pictures, parts of the brain light up, the same parts that light up in addicts of alcohol and drugs,” shares Dr. Lilian Cheung in this informative Speakeasy lecture from Wanderlust Whistler 2012. Most of us know what it feels like to have overdone it with that extra slice of pizza, or having giving in to an intolerable sugar...
Posted by Guest Scribe on August 2, 2013 in Mindfulness
Technology is like fire.  Ever since we've discovered it and known how to harness it, we've found it exceptionally useful.  You can cook your food with fire, you can melt and blow glass with it.  But if you misuse it, you can burn yourself or raze an entire city to the ground.  Technology is a powerful tool - but whether you use the tool to be productive or distructive is up...
Posted by Guest Scribe on July 7, 2013 in Mindfulness
Our time at Copper Mountain thus far has been truly amazing, but in an attempt to try do all the classes we could, gather inspiration from all the wealth of knowledge that is available to participants of the festival, and dance under the moonlight to the the sweet DJ beats, by Saturday afternoon, we were feeling a little burnt out. Inspired by Eion Finn's Blissology principle, that happiness is...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 24, 2013 in Mindfulness
Most people have some sort of stereotype of what makes a "spiritual" person. Perhaps it involves being devoted to a particular church or temple, sitting in silence, worshipping their version of God.  Maybe they think of nuns leading a sheltered life, or monks meditating in cross-legged contemplation. However, coming to Wanderlust is a fantastic reminder that spirituality doesn’t have to...