Category Archives: gratitude

Compassion Fatigue

An amazing aspect of our brain’s pain system is not just that it senses existential pain as well as physical pain, but also that this same system feels pain when we are confronted with another’s distress. We feel this in … Continue reading

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Emotion Felt in the Body.

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Our conference, Transforming Health Care Through Compassion held on October 25th, was a big hit. We had about 80 participants, not too bad for a first time event with a less than effective marketing plan. Should I be surprised? Compassion … Continue reading

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Book Alert!

Best selling author of Buddha’s Brain neuropsychologist Rick Hanson has just published a new book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence. I haven’t finished it yet, but it is really great so far. You, I, … Continue reading

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Intervention

This Tuesday night I had a rare and memorable experience, a feeling that I had brushed up against an external force unseen but protectively present. It was Emma’s Tuesday night Ashtanga guided primary series class. I was set up as … Continue reading

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Life’s Battles

One of the great gifts of mindfulness generated through meditation is increased resiliency. Lets face it: tough times are an integral part of life. We see this all around us. In the news we are dazed and numbed by repeated … Continue reading

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Yoga in the 21st Century: a book review

After spending months reading drafts of the pieces in this collection, I find myself feeling hopeful about the direction in which yoga is going. What I see in this collection is a fearless exploration of personal experience, an investigation of … Continue reading

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