My tagline is – “Flossing minds and hearts for over 50 years!”
I have long been a student of mindfulness probably because I suffer from a fair amount of adult ADD. When you feel scattered a good deal of the time, some of the best things to do are to learn to meditate, do yoga, and practice mindfulness whenever possible.
So one night, as an experiment, I tried mindfully flossing my teeth – the dental floss slowly going between each tooth. It took forever.
Was it a profound experience? Nope, not really.
Did you think it would be?
But it did give me an idea for a blog title and since “Mental Floss” was taken (it’s the name of a magazine), I figured I could do a play on words, bringing in my time meditating at the local zendo as well as the everydayness of flossing teeth.
(And if you want a more flowery story of my zental flossing, check out the first blog post from March 30, 2008 – okay, maybe it was a bit more profound than I remember six years after the fact.)