Category Archives: mindfulness

Dragonfly On My Shoulder

On the first day of the retreat, the universe tapped me on the shoulder. Walking meditation is a lot like yoga in that it is a way to connect mind and body. This is the first foundation of mindfulness. I … Continue reading

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More Dharma, Less Drama

I recently attended my first silent meditation retreat held at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in the mountains of western North Carolina, near Hot Springs. This was a 5 day Vipassana retreat organized around the 4 foundations of mindfulness: awareness … Continue reading

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Light at the End

“For, clearly, we will just have to gird ourselves for the difficult challenges ahead. There is, literally, a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is a tunnel, and we are well into it.” Al Gore, 2014

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Thought for the Day

“If you are going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill

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Integrative Weight Loss

As a recent graduate of the fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine I’ve been stimulated to think outside the box when it comes to health. As a result I’ve made several changes in … Continue reading

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Trends in Violence

While it seems like our world is becoming more dangerous, the data show quite the opposite. The trend line shows an accelerated reduction in violence from prehistory that continues into the 21 st century. I’m reading “The Better Angels of … Continue reading

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Get Well Elana

Elana Miller, a brilliant young Harvard educated integrative psychiatrist at UCLA who writes a wonderful blog Zen Psychiatry was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic T cell lymphoma stage 4 last week. Would you please keep her in your thoughts and devote … Continue reading

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