Tragedy and Terror are Everywhere - What Do You Say to Your Kids?
by Angie Kingma on September 11th, 2017
Every generation is said to be shaped, influenced and molded by the major world events that they experience. These events hit us so deeply that most of us can remember where we were when we “heard the news”  Read More
A Teacher’s Reflections on Finishing an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Program
by Angie Kingma on May 12th, 2017
I’ve been teaching MBCT courses for just over 10 years now.  Honestly, it is a true honour and privilege to be able to run these groups.  I’m always so amazed when I get to the end of the 8 weeks, and, without fail, after hearing the participants’ main take-aways, I always walk away thinking and knowing “this program really works”.   

I remind myself about that because delivering the program is n

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Mindful Parenting Moments are Revitalizing!
by Angie Kingma on November 8th, 2016
​This morning started off as a typical Tuesday morning, following our usual routine for the most part. But then a mindful moment turned my morning mood state from relatively neutral mood to a joyful mood.  

I had just dropped my daughter off at school and just as I was pulling into the driveway, my phone rang with the school's number on display. I knew it was probably my daughter saying that she ha

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Self-Compassion: The Superhighway to Long-Term Health
by Angie Kingma on April 21st, 2014
The complexity and stress of our everyday lives seems to be soaring at a rapid pace. Of course our stress levels go up and down depending on the circumstances of our lives, but life seems to serve up difficult moments on an almost daily basis!  I don’t think I’m alone when I think to myself: “How do people do it…How do they keep all of those balls up in the air and still maintain some quality of l...  Read More
True Refuge Webinar Blog
by Angie Kingma on November 14th, 2013
When I found out that Tara Brach, Ph.D., was going to be featured in a webinar hosted by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), I immediately scheduled it into my google calendar so that I wouldn’t miss it.  Dr. Ruth Buczynski, President and Licensed Psychologist at NICABM, interviewed Tara about her latest book called True Refuge:  Finding Peace and F...  Read More
Day Long Mindfulness Meditation Retreats
by Angie Kingma on October 2nd, 2012
I don’t always look forward to my bi-monthly day long mindfulness meditation retreats.  In fact, once upon a time, my mind used to come up with any old excuse to avoid going.  It wasn’t hard to find a whole host of good reasons not to go; being a busy mom, wife and business owner and trying to squeeze in a whole day of practice is not as easy feat.  I’m very lucky that my husband regularly reminds...  Read More