• How serendipitous!

    How serendipitous!

    August 18th is Serendipity Day

  • Pulitzer Prize

    Pulitzer Prize

    August 17, 1903 Joseph Pulitzer donated 2 million dollars to Columbia University which was used to create the Columbia University School of Journalism. This is who the Pulitzer Prize is named after. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Pulitzer

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Is “there’s no place like home” a secret mindfulness instruction embedded into the story? Do the emotional and spiritual searches of the four main characters tell us anything about our own searches for mindfulness and presencing? Maybe finding a heart, a brain, courage, and home is all we need to make our lives whole and […]

  • Love Your Bookshop Day

    Love Your Bookshop Day

    When I was a paperboy, a bookshop on Williamson street received the daily paper. I would often stop by and browse the shelves for some time. The route was after school and before the internet, so time had not yet compressed to become urgent or filled with notifications. I only had my route to complete […]

  • Women’s and Family Day

    Women’s and Family Day

    What are some winning and mindfulness practices that families do together? How would practicing some of these improve your own family life? Show up, play, and have fun. Share and be generous with each other Listen with presence and curiosity Appreciate each other with gratitude Where to start with mindfulness to practice in the family.

  • Moons of Mars

    Moons of Mars

    August 11, 1877 – The moon of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, are discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall. Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of mars. Irregular in shape, (not round) they are named after Phobos (fear and panic) and Deimos (terror and dread), Greek mythological twins. The twins went with their father, Ares, […]

  • Cultivate Mindfulness

    Cultivate Mindfulness

    “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Jon Kabat, June 5, 1944) is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the […]

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    Women drive indigenous communities and play a critical role in preserving and teaching ancestral knowledge. Women have are integrated into communities as carers of natural resources and holders of scientific knowledge. Many indigenous women also take the lead in defending indigenous lands and advocating for collective rights worldwide. Despite these women’s crucial role in their […]

  • Oh My Heart

    Oh My Heart

    August 8, 1966 – The first left ventricle bypass pump was installed in a patient by surgeon Dr. Michael Debakey. Michael Ellis DeBakey (September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008) was an American general and cardiovascular surgeon, scientist, and medical educator who became Chairman of the Department of Surgery, President, and Chancellor of Baylor College of Medicine at the […]

  • National Friendship Day

    National Friendship Day

    Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Maybe stronger than an “acquaintance” or an “association,” such as a classmate, neighbor, coworker, or colleague. In some cultures, the concept of friendship is restricted to a small number of very deep relationships; in others, such as the U.S. and Canada, a person could have many […]