I admit that I find it somewhat consoling to read studies that prove our brains are different because that makes me feel legitimate in my gripes, or vindicated in my efforts to correct my thought distortions. Like there really is something that I’m fighting against … biochemistry or whatever. It’s not some imaginary friend hiding…

On Mindful Monday, my readers and I practice the art of pausing, TRYING to be still, or considering, ever so briefly, the big picture. We’re hoping this soul time will provide enough peace of mind to get us through the week! As I mentioned on my Ash Wednesday video, I am dedicating each Monday during…

Abby Seixas, author of “Finding the Deep River Within,” compares practicing presence to building some INNER boundaries. Just as we might opt to let our voicemail pick up when we see a 1-800 number (meaning telemarketers), we can do the same with the inner distractions. She quotes Mary Oliver who explains this kind of disruption:…

Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh writes: “Life is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects.” I touched on this topic back on my post “When One Door Closes.” In his post, “Reclaim Your Mind: One Story That May Change Your Life” Elisha Goldstein tells a very interesting…

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