Mental health problems among homeless youth are nearly ten times the rates found in youth living in stable homes. Homeless youth, classified as children up to their early twenties, live in shelters, foster homes, juvenile detention centers, friends’ homes, couches, or even on the streets. Many of these young people have left their homes because… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation Empowers Homeless Youth
The ability to calm and focus the mind is essential to an actor’s success, especially in an audition. I see how neglected this discipline is when I’m teaching. I’ve found that problems arise for an actor not so much from lack of understanding, but from the lack of focus and concentration it takes to apply… Continue reading Introduction To Meditation For Actors (Part 1)
Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week Janitor Turns in Lost iPad and $13,000, Then Gives Away Reward A janitor at a Florida airport found an iPad with $13,000 stuffed in its case, and immediately turned it in. Then, after getting a $60 reward, he gave that away to two people he knows at… Continue reading Best Good News of the Week!
Learning how to center yourself and slow down the mind is an invaluable aspect of health. Meditation is an excellent tool for learning how to be present. There are many benefits to learning how to meditate: It helps to decrease tension, lower blood pressure and improve emotional balance. It is also known to change the… Continue reading Sura: Video: Start Your Meditation Practice With 60 Seconds
Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week Man Offers His House to Homeless Family for a Year (Watch) Tony Tolbert, a Harvard-educated lawyer in Los Angeles, decided to move into his mother’s home so he could offer his own fully-furnished house to a homeless family of five, and give it to them rent-free for… Continue reading Good News of the Week: UPDATE: ‘Golden Voice’ Ted Williams – Once Homeless Now Giving Back and more
The horrific tragedy of the school shooting last week is still echoing through our collective conscience, triggering arguments on-line and in the media. When we struggle to take premature action in response to strong emotions instead of allowing the emotions to be fully processed, our creative mind can become blocked and solutions evade us. Our… Continue reading Meditation for turning Tragedy into Creative Solutions
Introduction to Meditation Here’s the Introductory track on the Unwind your Mind Meditation Instruction CD with transcript below: Unwind your Mind Intro Transcript: It’s time to unwind your mind. Find yourself a quiet place to sit while I explain a little about these techniques to clear and open your mind. We all struggle with stress,… Continue reading It’s Time to Unwind your Mind!
I began this piece with the idea that our better nature, the nature of humanity in harmony with the natural world, is just a decision away. All we have to do is reach for the truth in ourselves. Artwalk December 13th, 2012 at Mind Unwind Gallery in West Seattle. “Artpocalypse” happening all day December 21st,… Continue reading Reaching for the Better Angels of our Nature – Art Installation by Karah Pino, MAcOM
Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week Marines Carry Boy Across Finish Line After Prosthetic Leg Breaks While running the last mile of a youth triathlon Sunday, Ben Baltz’s prosthetic leg broke and the 11-year-old went down. That’s when a group of Marines stepped in and carried him the rest of the way. More… Continue reading Marines Carry Boy Across Finish Line After Prosthetic Leg Breaks; Plus, The Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week!
Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week Teen Cancer Survivor Wins Lottery, Plans to Pay It Forward Nick Ruth has been playing the Lottery for about a year, and last week he won $250,000. In remission from leukemia for seven years, he said: "As a cancer survivor, it is really important for me to… Continue reading Good News: Looking at Cute Images Improves Concentration, Says New Study; Plus, Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week!