Reaching Across Years of Evolution
It’s quite interesting to me that from an evolutionary perspective, it was our vulnerability that gave rise to empathy... Read more >
The Lion’s Roar
We typically think of our happiness as dependent on certain good things happening. In the Buddhist tradition, the word... Read more >
Is this Universe a Friendly Place?
Albert Einstein was said to have proclaimed that the most important question any of us can ever ask ourselves... Read more >
Praying from Presence – Part 2
This is Part II of a two-part series. To read Part 1 – click here When we are suffering... Read more >
Praying from Presence – Part I
In moments of desperation, no matter what we believe, we all tend to reach out in prayer to something... Read more >
Not too long ago, my ex-husband, Alex, brought us a big batch of his homemade almond butter. It is... Read more >
Taking Your Hands Off the Controls
As living organisms anxious about our existence, we’re all naturally rigged to want to manage our lives with the... Read more >
Space Between the Logs
This is from a poem that I love. It’s called, “Fire” by Judy Brown. What makes a fire burn... Read more >
Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence
For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything’s... Read more >
Rare and Precious Joy
When I talk to people about how much they experience joy, most say, “Not so much.” Joy is not... Read more >
Living Whole-Heartedly
The happiest people I know have something in common: they are whole-hearted in how they engage in their lives…whole-hearted in... Read more >
This is one of my favorite little stories: One afternoon, a tired-looking dog wandered into my yard and followed... Read more >
Daylong Workshop - Emotional Healing
Absolute Cooperation with the Inevitable
The modern-day mystic and Jesuit priest Anthony de Mello once said: “Enlightenment is absolute cooperation with the inevitable.” This... Read more >
Lessons from kayaking: Finding a way to be with fear
Most of us spend a lot of our lives tensed up in fear, or pushing against fear. The fear... Read more >
“I realized I don’t have to believe my thoughts”
Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It’s about becoming aware of the process of thinking so... Read more >
Pause and deepen your attention
This is an excerpt from an article in the New York Times Magazine a few years ago: William C.... Read more >
The mystery of who we are
I heard a story when my son was in a local Waldorf school, and I loved it. The children... Read more >
It’s not what’s happening…it’s how you respond
One of my favorite stories took place a number of decades ago when the English had colonized India and... Read more >
Learning to Respond, Not React
Learning to Respond, Not React
If we are to wake up out of our patterning, a key element of that is to be able... Read more >
Meditatioin: Opening to the Sea of Presence
Integration of Buddhist Meditation and Psychotherapy
When I was in college, I went off to the mountains for a weekend of hiking with an older,... Read more >