How to Navigate this Crazy World

These words of wisdom on how to navigate this crazy world came to me today from Dr. Lissa Rankin from her The Daily Flame email. I think that this is an important one to share, especially because we have been discussing deep listening and loving speech in our Mindfulness in Healing sangha for the past couple of […]

The Goddesses of Knowledge and Wealth

We don’t often think of the Goddesses of Knowledge and Wealth, but when we do, so says Deepak Chopra, we should think of the Goddess of Knowledge, Sarasvati. But from what I’ve seen in his daily emails, is his online programs pay homage to the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. In these emails, he is ABS […]

Global Day of Prayer

​An invitation to participate in a GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER   Sunday, February 12 – 10 AM EST Aware of the suffering and serious division that is being created in the US and around the world, by opposing views and lack of understanding, we will be observing a Global Day of Prayer on Sunday, February 12. […]

10 Songs to Comfort You during Times of Transition from Lissa Rankin

The following 10 songs to comfort you during times of transition from Lissa Rankin showed up in my email yesterday. I want to share with you what she said about each song verbatim. She did say, “Feel free to share the love if you liked this post.” So here goes… I have a Comfort playlist […]

Are You Going MAD?

Are you going MAD (Modern American Diet) from the foods you are eating? We are not built to eat like MAD men and women! “Thanks to the introduction of industrial-scale food processing, Americans have changed their dietary habits more in the past 100 years than all of humanity had in the previous 100,000. The Modern […]

Man is Not the Enemy

With lots of unrest in the world and in the United States about the inauguration we have to remember that man is not the enemy. So who or what is the enemy? I would say that greed, aggression and delusion are the enemy – the three poisons taught by the Buddha. For example, in Tanzania, […]

You Are Enough

When Marisa Peer spoke at A-Fest sometime in 2015, she made the point that You Are Enough! Marisa is England’s best and most famous psychotherapist and her voice is captivating. Marisa tells you that you are enough through touching stories of helping burnt-out Hollywood celebrities, regular clients, and even her own family. You will learn […]

Christmas Offerings

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah I grew up in a conservative Jewish family in St. Louis, but Christmas offerings were all around. Like the Christians in our neighbor, my father decorated the house with Hanukah adornments and we had at least one gift for each of the eight nights of Hanukah. We lite the candles, […]

7 Questions to Ask about Your Life

Here are 7 questions to ask about your life as we approach the New Year. You can read them over and continue on with your day or you can stop for a moment to ponder each one. Or you can take one question a day for the next week. Or you can take one question […]

True Happiness

True Happiness is the second of the Five Mindfulness Trainings authored by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (known as “Thay” by his followers.) In the time of the Buddha it was known as the second precept, “Not to steal.” But “What,” you may ask “is true happiness?” Is it made of money, power, fame, sex, […]