Working with Fear Do you feel fear when you read the latest headlines or think about certain parts of your life? If so, this post is for you! When we feel fear, it's always about the future. We think bad things are going to happen (or continue to happen). As I'm writing this, Trump has … [Read more...] about How to Turn Fear into Fearlessness
Meditation in Real Life
A lot of people are angry these days. If you sometimes feel anger, read on! Whether burning slow or erupting like a volcano, anger has tremendous energy. This emotion generally gets a bad rap, because it often leads to bad behavior. But anger has an upside as well. In the midst of all the … [Read more...] about Harnessing the Wisdom of Anger
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. ― Amelia Earhart Right after the U.S. elections there was a spontaneous outpouring of kindness, … [Read more...] about Make the World a Better Place: Spread Kindness!
A couple days after the US election, I read that people were wearing safety pins -- to indicate they would help anyone being bullied because of nationality, religion, gender, orientation, etc. The trend actually started in Britain, in the wake of Brexit. Voters in the UK's decision to leave the … [Read more...] about How the Safety Pin Became a Symbol of Compassion
Have you had this experience? You're full of joy, and then someone says or does something and, "poof," it's gone? It feels like someone just stole your joy! The good news is that no one has that power. Your joy is your joy. Period. BUT.... Joy disappears when our "conceptual mind" takes … [Read more...] about Who Stole My Joy?
Just to be clear, meditation is awesome. It’s one of the best things we can do for our mind and body. (Just google “meditation + health benefits” to be overwhelmed by millions of choices, from the Huffington Post to the Mayo Clinic.) But meditation is a journey of intimacy. And like any intimate … [Read more...] about Sooner or Later, Meditation is Going to Scare You!