September 7, 2018

On first glance, walking meditation can seem almost like un-meditating. You're in motion. There's a lot that might catch your eye and distract you. If there are others around, there can be awkward social dynamics. When I was a beginning meditator, there were many times...

February 14, 2017

This time of year, when Valentine's Day is on the calendar, may highlight thoughts about relationships. Successful relationships of all kinds benefit from our ability to keep our hearts and minds open to possibilities for connection. This can be inherently vulnerable,...

September 13, 2016

There is a definition of mindfulness that goes beyond what we might gather from how it is frequently described. This is along the lines of it being the cultivation of awareness - of perceptions and the judging, analyzing mind - so that one can make more informed choice...

Cycles of change may ebb and flow…

Sometimes they provide the stimulation we need to move ahead and grow. Other times they challenge our reserves and even influence our immune systems. When we approach change as an ally, and not necessarily a negative, we can come into...

March 1, 2014

This is a relatively brief list of some solid writing on themes related to mindfulness and meditation.

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, MD, Fari Amini, MD, Richard Lannon, MD.

A Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chah by Achaan Chah and Jack Kor...

October 5, 2013

Times of stress can lead to a sense of disconnection. During times of upheaval, like now with the government shutdown, everyone is feeling the effects, one way or another. I know I am. Given the world stress occurring. how can we find some unity and peace in the midst...