Informal Practice

Sometimes (like now) I get on FIRE about a new blog post, a new article, a new class, and I need to check myself.  I find myself writing in my head while I also listen to the radio, or while meditating, or walking.  I practice mindfulness daily, often by using "informal" practice.  

Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D. describes "informal" practice this way:

1. Paying attention to the moment-to-moment details of experience

2. Paying particular attention to the body and one's experience of it

3. Recognizing the experience of mind and not getting caught in memories of the past or 

plans for the future

4. Trying neither too much nor too little

5. Letting go of distractions and paying attention to the present moment

6. Noticing one's experience without judging it


So today I will be kind to the drive that says this blog post is SO important, and I will take 

a break.  I will hear the cat snoring, the kids playing, and notice my chest is tight with the 

anticipation of what people will think of this blog.  And yes, there is a play date happening 

at my house right now, so it's time to be a present mom, a free from her computer mom. 

I will do this knowing we all must juggle, balance, and craft these things the way we 

can.  We can take a moment to be grateful.  Today I am super grateful for the opportunity to share new classes, groups, talks, and this site.  Keep coming back to as there will be more soon.  


Mindful Mondays will take place in September along with a teen group and more positive 

discipline on the weekends.  Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need further 

referrals in the San Mateo area.