New Psychology Today Post: Doing Less


My latest post at Psychology Today is about having the courage to do less, rather than more:

“Rick Hanson, whose most recent book is Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, suggests that we can begin to empty our days by deliberately putting ‘some space between finishing one thing and starting another.’ If we don’t want to do it for ourselves, we can consider doing it for our children. What child wouldn’t prefer a parent who has plenty of transition time between activities, for whom rushing from one event or appointment to the next is the exception rather than the rule, and who views time as an ally rather than the enemy? Scheduling cushions of time lessens the stress of inevitable traffic jams and late appointments and makes it more likely that we will experience a little mindfulness in our day.” Read More

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