Currently, there are more than 43.5 million adults in the United States who have provided unpaid care to an adult or child within the last year…many more worldwide. While caring for our family members can be a deep, healing and rewarding experience, it can also be very challenging…and finding ways to care for ourselves is essential.
Mindfulness meditation is a way of paying attention, on-purpose and with no judgment, to whatever is arising within us. Self-compassion, arising from mindfulness, brings a tender and healing presence to the pain we are carrying. Together, these practices offer us refuge when we are overwhelmed by stress, and give us renewed access to our natural joy and aliveness.
The resources on this page have been selected to give you a taste of what’s possible when we slow down and take time to nurture our own hearts. I hope you will enjoy!
Tara interviews Frank Ostaseski, founder of Zen Hospice, on a contemplative approach to death and dying. https://www.tarabrach.com/heavenly-messengers-audio/
Working with Fear – article originally published in Modern Maturity Magazine.
Tara gives a weekly open meditation class on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9pm in Bethesda, MD. Please join us there or livestream at Tara’s Facebook page. The talks and meditations are later posted on her podcast and here on the website.