3-minute guided meditation after writing

3-minute guided meditation after writing

By Kimine Mayuzumi   Some time ago, I created an audio for guided meditation before writing, and it touched the lives of many, helping them set the right intention for their writing sessions. Recently, it was a reader’s comment on that guided meditation that inspired me to take a step further. The reader, like many of us, longed for a way to wrap up their writing sessions, to savor what they had achieved, and to…

Why (my modified version of) Morning Pages works for me

Why (my modified version of) Morning Pages works for me

By Kimine Mayuzumi Before I started Morning Pages Writing has been a part of my healing system. Yet, it was sporadic for a long time. Looking through my old journals, I was actually writing only when I was angry and frustrated. I wanted to vent about all the things that made me feel like a victim. So many of the records in my old journals make my life then sound quite miserable even though I…

How can I change my habits? Here is a resource sheet

How can I change my habits? Here is a resource sheet

By Kimine Mayuzumi Did you build some undesirable habits during the work-from-home period last year? Do you want to change them? Or have you considered changing them? If yes to any of the questions, please keep reading. Now that many people are physically back to campuses or workplaces and adjusting to their new (or old) ways of life, some of the habits may have faded away as the environment has changed. But you may still…

Guided meditation before grading

Guided meditation before grading

By Kimine Mayuzumi   Do you feel dread before grading assignments? Do you feel like putting it off or procrastinating? The dread you feel might be connected to: The heavy workload on top of your other work to be done the time-and-energy-consuming nature of the work the possibility of encountering poor quality or even offensive work doubts about the meaning of your grading work for yourself and students Whether your grading will be fair and…

6 ways Nothingness can help me daily

6 ways Nothingness can help me daily

By Kimine Mayuzumi In my last blog post, I explored Nothingness, the fundamental notion of Eastern philosophy, using a furoshiki metaphor. Here I ask the next questions:  What can I learn from Nothingness?  How can I apply it to my daily life?  Based on what I have learned by contemplating Nothingness (無) and practicing Tai Chi with Daoism behind, I want to share my responses to the questions.  But, in addition to the furoshiki metaphor,…