This article on Mindful.org nicely summarizes nicely the work of Dr Feidel Zeidan and others about how well mindfulness works for pain relief.
I love living in a time where the effects of mindfulness, Reiki, yoga, and other health therapies are studied. I hope to live to see the day when these practices are considered as basic necessities, like brushing our teeth. Check out this accessible article in Scientific American, summarizing recent research into the effects of mindfulness […]
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe
“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding.” ~ Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea)
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” ~ Anais Nin
“Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning.” ~ Richard Rohr
“At the center of all our elaborate personal security measures and protection schemes lies the most precious treasure of the human experience: the heart. In addition to serving as the life-giving muscle that keeps blood pumping through our body, it’s the universal metaphor for our capacity to love and be loved, and it’s the symbolic […]
Wild Geese You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world goes on.Meanwhile the sun and the […]
The irony of gift shopping this year is that the hard-to-find toy was for the 79-year-old, not the 9-year-old. I was reminded of this piece I wrote about juggling sandwich generation practicalities, from September 2017’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of every month on the Hilltown […]
Gratitude can be a worthy practice. Compulsory gratitude can backfire. Working the gratitude muscle, from last December’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of every month on the Hilltown Families Blog.