Category Archives: Well-being

Creating a better world post-#MeToo

I dearly love women. I deeply care about women. It hurts my heart every time I see a woman disregarded, dismissed, belittled, ignored, covered in lies,  sexually violated, physically assaulted, emotionally abused, or banished from a community because she spoke … Continue reading

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Fiercer protection for Mother Earth & The impeachment inquiry into Trump

I have been heartened by important trends in the news lately. Namely stronger protests happening to bring attention to protecting our home: Mother Earth, including this week’s announcement from the United Nations about the imminent need to decrease green house … Continue reading

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Nikita and the enduring power of humanity

An elderly man with thin white hair entered the garden. I looked up from my writing at the sound of the oxygen machine hanging in a sling by his side. With the oxygen tube across his face, he smiled gently … Continue reading

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How to open space in our heart to care for the earth

  How can we open the space in our over-burdened, over-worked, and over-scheduled hearts to contemplate the welfare of the earth, and even more ambitiously – how we can give back to the earth?   Last week I wrote about … Continue reading

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The healing power of laying in grass

Last week I wrote about the necessity for putting your own oxygen mask on first. In other words, attend to your own basic needs as a basis for helping others. Over the years I have built in many layers of … Continue reading

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Put your own oxygen mask on first

There is fundamental wisdom in the Buddhist approach: Get yourself in a better place first. Then help others. We see this wisdom reflected in the emergency instructions on an airplane. The flight attendant says, “In case of the loss of cabin … Continue reading

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Loving Kindness and the Power of Going Slowly

It is a powerful decision when we choose to love ourself Loving Kindness… One thing we lack in Western culture is valuing loving ourself. In fact, in many ways we are taught that we are being selfish or self-centered if … Continue reading

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Is something feeling out of sync?

  Many of us are going through life with a distant awareness that something feels out of sync. It’s important to recognize this feeling is about something important that needs to be acknowledged and processed. The longer we sit on … Continue reading

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We are loving at heart

We are loving people at heart. It can be easy in our consumer-oriented, advertising-filled, and entertainment-focused society to lose connection with how love is at the root of our being. How can we stay connected and rooted with our true … Continue reading

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How to deal better in conflicts

  When you are at your wit’s end and ready to throw in the towel in a conflict, how can you deal with it constructively? We have been exploring the Heart Chakra, the source and home for the energy of … Continue reading

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How can we live with more Love?

If we want to live with more love, we need to look at the foundational importance of self-care – caring for ourselves – so that our cup is full and overflowing. I think we have all had the experience of … Continue reading

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