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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Join Support Groups

The sixth of the 7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the 7 Principles of Mindfulness is to reach out to others. An important component of reaching out to others is to join support groups. Here is why. Support groups are wonderful for your healing experience because you are able to […]

In Memory of Swami Veda Bharati

This article is in memory of Swami Veda Bharati, who passed away on July 14, 2015. When I met him in 1971, he was called Dr. Arya and he was the scholar in residence at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy under the direction of Swami Rama in the suburbs of Chicago. As […]

How to Transform Suffering into an Opportunity for Growth

Here we have more words of wisdom from Robert Emmons. This lesson is on how to transform suffering into an opportunity for growth. He quotes Abraham Maslow, who we heard from recently in The Creative Spirit Of The Self-Actualizer last month. It continues on the gratitude theme from A Gratitude Practice to Increase Happiness from […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn On Mindfulness In Healing

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke last year (in 2011) at Dartmouth College. The topic of his speech is “The Healing Power of Mindfulness.” Some of the ways we use our minds includes worry about things that haven’t happened yet and planning what will happen next. He said, “In this moment, your life is just like this!” Recent […]

The Ancient Practice Of Awakening Your Heart with Mindful Breathing

I was surprised to receive an email from Omvana, a product of Mindvalley about the ancient practice of awakening your heart with mindful breathing. The video is from the public talk in Vancouver, Canada in August 14, 2011, after the retreat at the University of British Columbia called Awakening the Heart. I attended the retreat, […]

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