As winter sets in and pandemic numbers rise, I find myself feeling fearful. Rather than block or ignore my fears, I’m working with these feelings, offering compassion to myself. Tara Brach’s RAIN practice is an excellent tool for building compassion for and within ourselves. In this video from the Omega Institute, Tara talks about fear in […]
“In my mind the world will continue rolling on, and the worst will happen again and will keep happening. I can step back so I can see more clearly the answer to the question I ask in times of difficulty: “What am I supposed to be doing?” There is work to be done and I’m […]
This Veterans Day, learn more about the Veterans Yoga Project and how yoga can help with PTSD.
A silver lining of the pandemic for me has been getting my bum onto my meditation cushion regularly. I’ve been practicing in the online collective space created by Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Quoting her website, Rev angel “is an activist, a Zen Buddhist priest, and the second only Black woman to be ordained as a […]
This post in Elephant Journal compiles quips and quotes from various corners, all focused on the futility of worry. Grant yourself a few moments to take them in and see what resonates. The Buddhist Rule re Worrying
Here I go again, geeking out on neuroscience. Check out this 30-second video of neurons finding each other. If I knew how to do such things, I’d put it to a soundtrack of I Wanna Hold Your Hand, or something like that. Now, at least, you can hum along as you watch. Enjoy!
This Forbes article offers a nice summary of scientific data on the effects of breathing. Yes, it’s a few years old, but so are the ancient Vedic texts on yoga, pranayama, and meditation. (hee hee) How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing