Being Gentle in Times of Coronavirus

Being Gentle in Times of Coronavirus

  I was originally intending to write this blog on the subject of the flow state. I was motivated as I’m scheduled to teach a class on the Flow State on July 16 depending on the state of… everything. My usual process when writing an article is a great deal...
RAIN DANCE

RAIN DANCE

There is a lovely acronym that’s been sprouting up in the lexicon of self-care and self-healing that I’ve found very useful. That acronym is RAIN. Tara Brach, a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, is a terrific resource for exploring the RAIN process. Hmm....
The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

“You use a mirror to see your face, you use art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw Mark Nepo, the prolific poet, transformational writer, and cancer survivor has a new book out in 2019 called “drinking from the river of light – the life of expression,”...
Welcome Home

Welcome Home

People say that what we are all seeking is the meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. —Joseph Campbell, in an interview with Bill Moyers As Bob Dylan said in one of his songs, “I’m...
The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

In so many ways, following through on a creative project teaches a radical level of mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as the grace of ruthless, unconditional forgiveness. The creative process instills a remarkable ability to not only tolerate ambiguity and...
Self-Compassion: Making Peace with the Predator

Self-Compassion: Making Peace with the Predator

Mindfulness. Compassion. Self-Compassion. Yeah nice stuff!  I was at at the Department of Motor Vehicles acting a bit spacey and muddled by the time I got to the counter. The nice lady with the camera smiled at me and said, “Take your time. Be mindful.” I...