Author Archives: Kara Matheson

About Kara Matheson

Teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to adults and children, and Mindful Parenting. Learning to live with more curiosity and allowing, moment by moment by moment......

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to … Continue reading

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Ordinary Heartbreak

She climbs easily on the box that seats her above the swivel chair At adult height, crosses her legs, left ankle over right, Smoothes the plastic apron over her lap while the beautician Lifts her ponytail and laughs, “This is … Continue reading

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A Poem About Hope

There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable. There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength. There is … Continue reading

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One way Mindfulness Can Cultivate Empathy and Compassion

From ‘Does Mindfulness Make You Compassionate?‘ “A third reason mindfulness appears to cultivate empathy and compassion is that it guards against the feelings of stress and busyness that make us focus more on ourselves and less on the needs of … Continue reading

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How Does the Brain Make Me Me? “The ‘mind’ and ‘self’ were formerly the domain of philosophers and priests. But in this hour of Radiolab, neurologists lead the charge on profound questions like ‘How does the brain make me me?’” … Continue reading

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Empathy

More and more I see the potential of empathy to soothe and heal the human heart. In the Mindful Parenting Group, we spend time practising giving and receiving empathy. We practice dropping down  from our head-space, into connecting through our heart with what is going on, … Continue reading

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