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Will Meditation Make You a Better Person? Not really. OK, maybe.

April 25, 2017   |   20 Comments

This morning, a friend forwarded a link to a recent NPR radio show about meditation. It was called “The Meaning of our New Mindfulness.” The focus was on how mindfulness has given rise to a host of apps and programs and is being used at companies like Aetna and BlackRock (?!) to…what? Increase emotional intelligence? Improve complex thinking? Reduce health-related... READ MORE

Just You and Me

January 21, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Since the presidential election, I have felt called to do more. To get involved with organizations that stand for the values I hold dear, to call my elected officials to give them a piece of my mind (or at least read one of the suggested scripts from Facebook), to march and rail and educate myself about my own ignorance and... READ MORE

Don’t bite the hook.

November 14, 2016   |   3 Comments

Hello, dear, brave warriors. I want to share with you a piece I wrote for Lion’s Roar on November 9, called “Don’t Bite the Hook: Five Things to Remember Post-Election.” As a community of practitioners, now is the time to put our practice to work as the foundation for bravely standing up for what is right without losing a sense... READ MORE