Differentiating Your Thinking from Awareness and Attention

Differentiating Your Thinking from Awareness and Attention

At one time or another, you may have received the rebuke, “Don’t think about it so much. Just do it!” In some consequential situations where self-control is needed, slowing down to think is a really good thing to do. In others, where a different kind of control is...

Coach Mat is Back on this Blog

It’s been nearly a year since I took a pause from the blog here. Over this last year, I was increasingly absorbed with study and writing (draft after draft) of my masters dissertation which I completed a week ago. With a bit more cognitive bandwidth available, I...
Coach Mat Taking A Pause On This Blog

Coach Mat Taking A Pause On This Blog

As a coach (both for athletics and for life and personal development) I advocate for self and situational awareness, listening to one’s body and being and environment, and learning to interpret and respond in a health-promoting way. Things change, inside of us...
Accept What Is In Order To Change It

Accept What Is In Order To Change It

Do you notice, as I do, that rarely are we the same person in the same condition in today’s practice that we were the day before? Every day presents the likely possibility that something is different in our bodies, in our minds, in our personal conditions, which...
How Can You Improve By Not Trying To?

How Can You Improve By Not Trying To?

For many in our culture, probably the most challenging attitude to develop in mindfulness is ‘non-striving’. It is certainly counter-intuitive in nearly every context we face.  In mindfulness meditation, non-striving could be viewed as a skill we develop...
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