Lissa Rankin on Impermanence

I just received this email from Lissa Rankin on impermanence. She talks about how resisting change as a cause for suffering. Resisting change is just like being hit with a second arrow, as the Buddha put it. He said that the first arrow is the one which causes an injury with its unavoidable pain and […]

Four Questions on Racial Justice

These four questions on racial justice were pondered by three participants at the Earth Holder Retreat on Saturday, April 30 at the Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California. What are your personal connections with racial justice? Touching the mud: what are the challenges, feelings and difficulties that you had growing up? When I think about […]

Why Antidepressants Do Not Work

These words of wisdom from Dr. David Perlmutter, MD tell us why antidepressants do not work. The reason is quite simple: they treat the symptoms and not the cause.. “By 2005, antidepressants had become the #1 prescribed drug class in the country. But these medications do not treat depression. Whether it’s Prozac, Cymbalta, Zoloft, Elavil, […]

You Can Change Your Feelings By Changing Your Thoughts

In the Silva Mind Body Healing that I have been listening to recently, Laura Silva said something like “You can change your feelings by changing your thoughts.” She was talking about your emotional body in conjunction with rational emotive therapy and this quote from Eric Maisel could easily been in Laura’s session on the emotional […]

Radical Remission and the 7 Strategies to Help YOU Survive

In this article, I show how Radical Remission and the 7 Strategies to Help YOU Survive flow together and provide two points of view about better health, healing and happiness (the 3 H’s)! I’m presenting these here in order to inspire you to sign up for Dr. Kelly Turner’s new course, RADICAL REMISSION: Applying the […]

Radical Remission Course

I am very excited to tell you about Dr. Kelly Turner’s new course, RADICAL REMISSION: Applying the 9 Healing Factors Into Your Own Life. This is the same course she teaches in her workshops and it will be available for purchase online on Friday, March 18. As you may know, Dr. Turner gave my new […]

Being Aware

The purpose of all meditation practices is being aware of just what is going on in the present moment and paying attention in a particular way. Many practices have been developed that aid us in being aware of our body, our breath, our physical sensations, our emotions, the space that we occupy, the time of […]

Unconditional Love

One of the members of the Mindfulness in Healing sangha has spoken a lot about unconditional love, often in connection with Theta Healing. In the context of Theta Healing, it refers to the unconditional love of the Creator of All That Is, call it God, Buddha, Christ, the whole universe, the present moment, the wonders […]

What are Your Options?

The second principle of mindfulness in healing and living attempts to answer the question, “What are your options?” In Healing with the 7 Principles of Mindfulness, I call this investigate alternatives. Whether you are embarking on a new career, creating a job for yourself in your own business, planning a wedding, or seeking treatment for […]

Be Your Own Advocate for Life

The first principle of mindfulness in healing is to be your own advocate for life and health! What does it mean to be your own advocate in the context of living in a fast-paced society with many social, economic, energetic, and environmental crisis? In the first place, it means to stand up for yourself so […]