Month One

Welcome to MONTH ONE:

An interview with Susan Piver

Learn how to overcome the common obstacles of meditation. Discover how to develop a mind that is focused, clear and creative.

Welcome to month one

As American Author Anne Dilliard famously stated: How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives. It's the daily practices we commit to, that build habits and transform our lives for the better.

This month, pay particular attention to the moments when you have time to meditate but that inner voice of resistance tries to convince you not to,  with thoughts like, "I don't feel like it" ..."I'll do it later" , or "I'm too busy".

At these times, just commit to sitting for one minute and rest your awareness on the breath, as a way of overcoming that initial resistance that can sabotage your practice. Keep the habit alive this month!

Your private Facebook community is there to support you in staying connected to your meditation practice. As a way of creating a warm space of friendship with your fellow meditators, go ahead and introduce yourself in the Facebook group and reflect on the questions in the post at the top of the page (use #hello so we can find you and share what #city you're in).

Use the group to share what you notice in your meditation practice and share mindful moments from your daily life to anchor you to more presence and gratitude.

If you're joining the Mind Life Project and haven't done Mindful in May before you can find some of my guided meditations to use between the live guided calls by selecting 'meditations' in the Wisdom Vault. Use these guided practices between the live guided meditation calls (which start in July!) to support a regular practice. See if you can meditate every day even if it's just for one mindful minute.

In this video you’ll learn about:

  • A common obstacle to making meditation a habit, and tips on overcoming it
  • How mindfulness meditation can support you in relationships
  • How mindfulness meditation connects you with your “authentic self”
  • How we can navigate strong emotions more effectively through bringing mindful attention to our feelings

About Susan Piver

Susan Piver, best-selling author of six books and a student of Buddhism since 1995, teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show. In 2011, she launched The Open Heart Project to teach meditation.

Dr. Elise Bialylew

Our upcoming LIVE CALL

Join our live guided online meditation with Dr. Elise Bialylew, along with an interactive Q&A session.

Join the session on Zoom here:


This month, as part of the Mind Life Project bookclub, I invite you join the community as we read Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg. If you use the Facebook group, you'll notice community posts about this book crop up during this month.

In the widely-anticipated book Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, readers will discover the landmark Tiny Habits method that has helped thousands of people build their ideal lives.

Tiny Habits—created by Dr. BJ Fogg, a world-renowned Behavior Scientist at Stanford University—is based on 20 years of research and Dr. Fogg’s experience personally coaching over 40,000 people. You can purchase the book here (AUS) or here (US).

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