Happy Continuation to Thich Nhat Hanh

Please join me in wishing a Happy Continuation to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) on his 90th continuation day today! The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation had invited people to submit a three minute video of how we continue Thay. This is similar to what I had to say in my video: Continue in Good Health My […]

The Rhythms of Life

According to Martha Beck, the rhythms of life can be described in two phases, “rest” and “play.” However, we often find ourselves unable to either rest well or play to our hearts’ content. This is because we spend a lot of our work time neither resting nor playing! We don’t enjoy our work, yet, when […]

Changing Lives Through Compassion

Cuppycake Sam has a devastating kidney disease called IgA Nephropathy, which I never heard of before today. His videos have captured the hearts and minds of millions of people. He is changing lives through compassion. His goal is to promote world peace through tolerance and compassion. My son had a kidney cancer at age seven. He called […]

How to Recover from Distractions in Meditation

These words of wisdom from Sharon Salzberg (again) teach us how to recover from distractions in meditation. I like the way she tells us to begin anew, as if we are beginning to meditation again for the first time. So, beginning again: your attention will go somewhere eventually, one breath, two breaths, ten breaths later. […]

Quick Meditation for Anxiety

Continuing with our stress and anxiety theme, here is a quick meditation for anxiety and stess. This can be done almost anywhere. This is the process: Take a deep breath and hold it in. Tense every muscle in you body for 10 seconds. Release every muscle as you exhale slowly. Now take a moment to […]

Can the Power of Mind Stories Help Cure Cancer?

Can the power of mind stories help cure cancer? What are mind stories? Mind stories are the application of guided imagery and guided meditations in working with children. The idea of naming them as mind stories came when my son was stricken with a serious kidney cancer in 1976 when he was 7 years old. […]

8 Ancient Beliefs

In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Alana Hall reported on 8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science. These beliefs are embraced in Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, part of which is dedicated to scientific breakthroughs that often […]

The Power Of Gratitude

The power of gratitude is that it is a tremendous boost to happiness and well-being. This infographic from Mindvalley shows just how powerful the celebration of gratitude can be. There are six ways for you to express gratitude in the infographic below: Keeping a gratitude journal Thinking about 5 things every morning that you are […]

5 Reasons To Meditate

In a  video titled, How to Meditation Without Moving to the Himalayas,  Brian Johnson gives us 5 reasons to meditate. Brian Johnson is 50% Philosopher and 50% CEO and creator of en*theos. He is 100% committed to helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together. Brian is also the author of […]

The Silva Centering Exercise

In this video, you will learn the Silva Centering Exercise. It was developed by Jose Silva many years ago and is taught by his daughter, Laura Silva. Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, introduces the Silva Centering Exercise. If you have purchased any of my Guided Meditations for Sound Sleep, Anger Control, Weight Loss, Achieve Goals, […]