A 45-Minute Guided Meditation (Minimal Guidance)

This guided meditation includes limited guidance for those who prefer longer moments of silence during their practice. The meditation focuses on attention to the breath, sensations in the body, sounds in the environment and thoughts and feelings as they arise. If you...

A 45-Minute Guided Meditation (Extensive Guidance)

This guided meditation invites you to pay attention to the breath, sensations in the body, sounds in the environment and thoughts and feelings as they arise. It includes extensive guidance throughout and is a good fit for beginners or those who value having guidance...

A Guided Body Scan Meditation (45 minutes)

I am happy to be sharing this guided body scan meditation with you. In the coming months I will be putting together the content and structure for my 8-week MBSR-based, online mindfulness course. The central mindfulness meditation practice used in the Mindfulness Based...

Your Memories, My Memories, And Expat Life

Last week there was a strange smell coming from my kids’ bathroom. This happens from time-to-time here in our house in Belgium. The plumbing is old and periodically we have to get a plumber to come in and clear the pipes. It was sulfur smell, thick and musty. A...

Doing Nothing, Better

One of my most treasured childhood images is of my grandfather (we called him Pap) sitting at the kitchen table with either a cup of black coffee or a Pepsi, in shorts or long pants, depending on the season, in an undershirt, just staring out the window, doing...

Waking Up: Mindfulness Practices for Expats

2021 is here! Have we ever been more ready for a new year!? I’ve put together some mindfulness practices for expats that can help you create a solid foundation for the year to come and I’m really excited to be sharing them with you. But let me back...

New Year’s Reflection Questions for Expats – 2020

A few years ago, I wrote a list of New Year’s reflection questions for expats for the now defunct I Am a Triangle website. I had thought they were lost to the internet graveyard. However, in doing some World Tree Coaching housekeeping, I’ve found them and...

A Guided Mountain Meditation

This guided mountain meditation is a lovely way to connect in the moment, to inspire a sense of presence, self-compassion or inner strength for a difficult moment. In essence, it is a reminder that you, just like the mountain, have all you need within you to face...

Triage: A Metaphor for Non-Judgment

Understanding Non-Judgment Recently, a participant in one of my mindfulness courses used the word triage to describe the process of non-judgment in our practice. I thought it was a beautiful choice of words. Non-judgment is one of the more misunderstood (and sometimes...

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