John Allcock speaking on Mindfulness - Del Mar Library - Sept. 5, 2018
http://www.edgemagazine.net/2018/09/the-art-of-living-is-the-art-of-starting-over/ Adapted from Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids Happiness is an art — and, like other arts, it requires practice and effort. Our happiness depends, in part, on our being able to start over when we find ourselves caught or stuck. This usually means letting go of harmful mental states or patterns and taking up something more skillful and beneficial. Often this involves dropping habits like anger and hopelessness and developing certain qualities 
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Last week my new book, “Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids” was released by my publisher Morgan James Press out of NYC. I thought it would be fitting to post the first chapter on our blog this week. I started writing it on Father’s Day 2009 as a series of emails to my three daughters, in an effort to explain to them in simple and clear terms what mindfulness was all about. Over 
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Determination, Discipline, Mindfulness and Freedom “A tree that fills your embrace grows from a seedling.  A tower nine stories high starts with one brick. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Ancient Proverb   There is often a gap between our intentions and our actions.   Have you noticed it with your children?   Have you noticed it in your 
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Mindfulness, Fear, Worry and Anxiety (Part 2) In the last post I talked about how fear is both an instinct and an emotion, and is something which we can’t do away with (nor should we want to). The question is how do we make it work in support of our happiness, and not be the cause of our suffering.   And of course how can mindfulness help in that effort. Let’s start by investigating a bit 
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