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On Diet

My father’s health was deteriorating. He was crippled by Type 2 diabetes. He walked with a cane. Two toes on one of his feet had been...

Job Crafting

Job crafting is a proactive approach to redesigning what we do at work and how we do it (Berg et al., 2007). Job crafting is a mindset...

The price we pay

"I don't have time." This is the most common excuse I hear from beginners struggling to establish and maintain a meditation practice. I...

Incremental Gains

There are many benefits to meditation: Enhanced cognitive functioning Improved memory Improved attention Reduced stress and anxiety...

Teaching What Matters

In my 19 years of education, I was never explicitly taught how to maintain equanimity; but I did learn that an equilateral triangle was...

Yoga Nidra

Most days, I carve out 10-30 minutes for a midday meditation to reset the mind and optimize cognitive performance. Attention and energy...

The 50/50 Project

2021. A new year. In December, I will turn 50. To celebrate the gift of 50 years of life, I started the 50/50 Project. The aim is to...

The 'Aha!' Moment

Sit to meditate long enough and you'll soon notice the mind has wandered. This is common. It is at this point a teacher will instruct...

This Precious Moment

This precious moment is all there is. Along comes another and another and another. Let's take partial inventory of what we have in this...

Walking Meditation

With walking meditation, you get the benefits of exercise and meditation. Some benefits of exercise include: Improved...

Cognitive Distortions & Fallacies

Discipline your thoughts; discipline your speech. Set a guard over your thoughts, and keep watch over the door of the lips. We co-create...

Priceless

When pain comes and the body fails, most would spend all they had for a remedy. When a child or loved one is sick and suffering, most...

Preliminaries

How we approach our meditation practice matters and is a practice in itself. Preliminaries are to meditation what stretches are to...

Compassionate Communication

Communication is not a skill most of us were taught explicitly. With the best intentions, we often default to correcting, evaluating,...

Resources

There are many paths to peace. Meditation is one path. The general recommendation is 20 minutes once or twice a day (usually at a set...

Radical Responsibility

Assuming radical responsibility for our thoughts, words, and deeds is one of the commitments practitioners resolve to keep. It is a...

Peace Pilgrim

Two years ago, I flew to Aruba to conduct an experiment. For 3 days, I wanted to follow the example of Mildred Lisette Norman, better...

When S*** Happens

I began the day, as I always do, with breath work and meditation to calibrate the mind. It's a proactive approach to managing any...