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Expectations ...

"Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today." - Seneca Expectations, as we all know, play a huge role in our lives. We have all experienced disappointment and even despair as a result of expectations.…

Obstacles to Happiness with Mark Molony

Mark Molony, co-founder of the Mindful Life Program joins John Bruna and Laura Bartels on Habits of Happiness to identify obstacles to happiness and how to overcome them. Produced by Aspen GrassRoots TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T…

Once again, it is the journey not the destination.

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” Andy Rooney At the end of our lives, when we look back at all we have accomplished or failed to accomplish, what will give…

An Interview with John on Valley Voices, KDNK Public Radio

On March 24th,  I had the pleasure to join Amy Hadden Marsh on her show, Valley Voices, to discuss mindfulness. Valley Voices is one of KDNK's longest running public affairs shows. Tune in the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at…

More Said Than Done

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.” - Aesop How many times have we said, even with firm conviction, that tomorrow, next week, when things slow down, when I get some time, I am really going to …..? Or how much time…

The Power of an Open Heart

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness…

What do you see?

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau When you look at a stranger, what do you see? Do you see the clothes they’re wearing, noting the style or how expensive they are? Do you see their age?…

Breath

February 16, 2012 It is such an amazing secret. We actually breathe all the time.  I think it may well be one of the best kept secrets of our time.  I know that we know that we breathe. The question is, are we aware of it?  It seems such…