4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

The practice of yoga involves a natural understanding of the daily applications of mindfulness meditation. They are wonderful complementary practices that go hand-in-hand to assist our minds and bodies to become highly focused and merge into the peak state of oneness. By practicing both mindfulness meditation and yoga asanas we prepare ourselves to become conduits Read more »

How to Access Your Next Big Idea through Core Creativity

Mindful Leadership

Whenever we’re challenged to jumpstart our creative process the old technique of brainstorming or collaborating with others who are also struggling to be creative on demand, isn’t going to cut it. The world is changing rapidly and people and workplaces need true innovation ideas. Trying to “figure out” what to do can waste valuable time Read more »

What’s Your Payoff to Staying Stuck?

Why do some people seemingly embrace the process of transformation, while others get stuck, afraid to make a move, hoping in vain that the change they desire will come about magically and painlessly? When those who’ve mastered the art of creative transformation feel an internal resistance, they’re able to acknowledge it, and work through it Read more »

6 Steps to Ignite Your Core Creativity

6 Steps to Ignite Your Inner Creativity

Most of us were taught that creativity comes from the thoughts and emotions of the mind. The greatest singers, dancers, painters, writers, and filmmakers recognize that the most original, and even transformative, ideas actually come from the core of our being, which is accessed through an “open-mind consciousness.” In ancient traditions, open-mind consciousness was considered Read more »

The Wanting Mind of Depression

The Wanting Mind of Depression

As a therapist in Los Angeles I’ve seen more than my share of patients who are dealing with various forms of depression and unhappiness. One common personality trait I’ve found and wrote extensively about in my book, Wise Mind Open Mind is their unwholesome thoughts and beliefs that come from what I call the “wanting Read more »

4 Strategies to Mindfully Enhance Everyday Creativity

4 Strategies to Mindfully Enhance Everyday Creativity

Creativity is about journeying into the dark and mysterious forest of the unknown. It’s not necessarily about participating in the arts, although it can be. You can begin opening the door to your core creativity and to open-mind awareness. You can stop yearning for the big chance to find a sense of purpose and start Read more »

How to Achieve Wise Mind, Big Mind & Open Mind

How To Achieve A Wise Mind

In Buddhism, there are three states of consciousness, defined as wise mind, big mind, and open mind, which serve as metaphors for the stages we go through in the process of creative transformation. (I am using “wise mind” in the Buddhist sense, to denote a state of consciousness in which one transcends the unwholesome aspects Read more »

Access Your Core Creativity with a Mindful Pause

As I write in my book, Wise Mind, Open Mind, you don’t have to “try” to be creative when you access your core creativity. You don’t have to “think through” what to do next, because a sense of possibility and wonder will simply come to you, followed by ideas that flow into you. By becoming Read more »