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Happiness is the Normal State

One of the most memorable teachings of Father Eli is that, “Happiness is the normal state of a healthy, well-adjusted individual.” Another one of his interesting ideas about happiness is that “Happiness is a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time.” He says that happiness is not […]

What is Said About Mindfulness Breaks™?

What is said about Mindfulness Breaks™? Since 1973, I have been teaching people how to take a Mindfulness Break. In all these years, I have had wonderful verbal praise for the process. Here is what some people have said over the past several years. Spending time with Jerome on a mindfulness break was equivalent to […]

Mindfulness Breaks™ Really Work

I want to tell you that Mindfulness Breaks™ really work for me! I would like to mention three instances in my life where Mindfulness Breaks really helped me. You can actually read more about these on Meditation Practices and Mindfulness In Healing (websites). In 1973, just after my training at a retreat center in the […]

How Mindfulness Breaks™ Supported?

You now may be wondering how Mindfulness Breaks™ are supported. Well, I have good news for you! Mindfulness Breaks offers six different ways you can get support before, during and after you sign up for a Mindfulness Break in your home or workplace. While these are not listed in a specific order, you’ll discover one […]

What is Involved in a Mindfulness Break™ Session?

By now, you may be wondering what is Involved in a Mindfulness Break™ session. Whether you sign up for a Mindfulness Break session in your home or workplace, my office, or through Skype / Whatsap / Facetime, you will have the same type of  experience that hundreds of people have already had with my training […]

Mindfulness Breaks™ in Your Home

In my last article, I introduced the concept of a Mindfulness Break™. Now I want to tell you about Mindfulness Breaks in your home or workplace. A Mindfulness Break in your home or workplace is guided meditation experience in which I train you to be mindful in such a way that you can do it […]

What is a Mindfulness Break™?

If you have every worked for an employer, you probably had a lunch break. If you are a coffee drinker, you are accustomed to taking a coffee break. And if you are still addicted to smoking, you probably take a cigarette break once in a while at work. So, what if you could take a […]

The Land of the Free…

Americans pride ourselves as living in “The land of the free and the home of the brave.” But are we really free? Many of us are slaves to our jobs and can’t really make end meet. Others are slaves to alcohol, drugs and food. But we all want peace and security. Meanwhile, the rich are […]

The Illusion of Separateness

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is famous for saying, “We are here to awaken to the illusion of our separateness.” What exactly does this mean? In my way of contemplating this teaching, I think of the following with Lissa Rankin which I received this morning: Dear Jerome, What if there is no “right” or “wrong?” […]

A Song For All Beings

Last Saturday night, I attended a performance of A Song For All  Beings to a packed house. Composed and produced by Jennifer Berezan and friends, A Song For All Beings is based on the Buddhist practice of metta and the four immeasurable minds or Brahma Viharas (divine abodes) of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and […]