Think of your favorite meeting place, that little café on the corner that just makes you feel good and comforted and supported. That is Mindful Café.

So, what is this mindfulness stuff all about anyway? Mindfulness is simply being fully aware, fully engaged in the present moment. Simple yes, but not always easy. Our human brains are conditioned to think about the past and worry about the future. We become caught up in creating the story, instead of letting it unfold. And the thing is, we’re worrying about something that may or may not happen, wasting our precious energy for nothing.

The idea here is to find practices that will help you to cultivate mindfulness, ways to remind you to stay present. These can be everyday moments, and here are 10 Ways to Be Mindful Throughout Your Day. You can also cultivate mindfulness through the practice of meditation. It doesn’t have to be complicated, you don’t have to sit a certain way or set the clock. Read more about Mindful Café meditation here.

Mindful Café offers mindfulness activities in a way that is accessible to everyone: simple, nourishing and yummy. Check out the Menu page for more ideas how on how to grow your mindfulness practice.

Your Guide: Susan Madden
Susan splits her time between the small town of Ahwahnee, California, just south of Yosemite National Park and native land of the Miwok, Mono and Chukchansi people, and the Oregon Coast town of Newport, native land of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz. She brings together her passions as a Meditation Teacher, Retreat Leader, Labyrinth Facilitator, Forest Bathing Guide and Community Builder to fulfill her purpose of helping people create a more peaceful life. Her work is based on real, scientifically proven practices that have been shown to improve your health. She believes in keeping things simple, because life is complicated enough!