Welcome to my blog. I am excited to share my work with anyone interested, and eager to receive your feedback. The impetus to start the blog came from the 2013 publication of my book, Body Over Mind: a mindful reality check: attaining psychological freedom by confronting thought with reality, which introduced the practice I have developed called, Mindful Reality.  In 2016, I published The Myth of Doing: managing guilt, shame, anxiety, regret and self-judgment, which extended my presentation of this work into the fields of philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience, as it overlaps with conversations regarding the self and free will. You can find information and descriptions for both of these books under the Menu section of this blog.

Mindful Reality is a self-inquiry practice that combats anxiety, depression and stressful thoughts that stem from worry, self-blame and the belief that we must do something to fix our lives. Grounded in our “physical reality,” we learn to counter inner judgment and “should” thoughts with an awareness that we must always be doing whatever we are doing. Negative thoughts that make us feel like we are not living our lives correctly are put up against the knowledge that we can each only do the things we are doing in each moment, as anything else is physically impossible. Acceptance and inner validation are the results.

The entries in this blog reflect this Mindful Reality practice, as well as other related themes spanning the fields of mindfulness, philosophy and science. I hope you enjoy the ride and thanks for visiting!

Jill Eng




  1. It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘shoulds’ and compare ourselves to someone else’s yardstick. And though I’m a huge fan of social media (I wouldn’t have found my way here otherwise) I feel that it can at times exacerbate this issue.


  2. Thanks for commenting. Yes. I hear you. Social media puts us into direct contact with billions of people doing so many things which absolutely stimulates our shoulds! We just have to remember that we are each the only ones who can do the things we do ;-).


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