Category Archives: mind

WATWB: Pema Chödrön on Fear and Fearlessness

Lifting the heart is why I participate in We Are the World Blogfest. Fear is one of the issues most of us are dealing with… Most of my techniques to deal with fears are Buddhist teachings, and the faith I … Continue reading

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Politics and our Planet

I wrote this for my Facebook friends, but am also posting it here. I love the life on this planet more than I love the humans, by far.  I am saying this final statement about why I vote and what … Continue reading

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Compassion, Openness, Level Headedness

The last two weeks have been so filled with anger and even verbal abuse from friends (with like minds) that I have been depressed. Really depressed. Not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed-feeling-hopeless-maple-cookies-old-movies-staying-in-jammies. The state of our world is enough to make anyone want to turn … Continue reading

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Nocebo from Seth Godin

I really don’t think Seth Godin will mind me lifting THIS: NOCEBO. It pertains to me in so many ways.  Politics is really getting to me this year.  It is causing me such obsession and stress!  NEVER BEFORE!  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Mindfulness by Happify

Yes, a cartoon.  I haven’t had my coffee yet and this was sent to me. Surprisingly, it is pretty good.  The idea that by learning to track your mind’s yakking — (which they don’t say this but this is what … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t usually make resolutions other than my weekly resolution to pleeeeeze get my own body in shape. Last night Mitchell said something and I heard it as he could do yoga and have it benefit me.  For a split … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Day-books have been the rage in the last decade, and frankly, most are a bit like FaceBook, allowing you to feel like you are having a brief respite when in fact, like the thousand friends you’ve collected, real friends need to be cultivated and spent time with, listening and understanding and celebrating. I postulate that while they may be nice as part of a calendar, if you want to have any kind of spiritual awakening, you need to pick a spiritual path and stay with it like you would a good friend, and get to know its depths. Continue reading

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