Chattering Mind
April 2006 Archives

Steady CM readers know that my siblings and I recently set up our 91-year-old father’s house to accommodate round-the-clock nursing care. We turned our late mother’s dressing room into a pretty single bedroom just twenty feet from Dad’s bed so …Read More

“Death is a difficult topic, but thinking about it is so worthwhile. Understanding death will transform how we live. We will instinctively know what’s important and what’s not. We will want to cultivate qualities that will make us blossom spirtually …Read More

How to Tame a Wild ParentFrom the excellent new paperback “Teens Ask Deepak: All the Right Questions” by Deepak Chopra. Do not give them reason to worry. See things from their point of view. Give them the benefit of the …Read More

“I sometimes wish you were more of a religious teacher,” I once told a therapist I’d been seeing for years. “My own children have said the same thing,” he said. Then I think he chuckled softly. Today, many more psychotherapists …Read More

Hey gals: Do you want to have a good menopause? This may not be the most burning question for all of my readers, but for those of us contemplating it, please, can we talk? I was just saying to the …Read More

Share this with your friends who are clinging to any particular best-selling diet book regimen! “Do not become so diet-conscious as for the diet to become master, rather than the self being master of the diet.” –Edgar Cayce, from “No …Read More

Let the sunshine in! Naturally. I’ve purchased three seven-ounce tubes of UV Natural SPF 30+ sunscreen, which is now selling at Whole Foods, Nordstrom, and in the Chinaberry and Isabella catalogs. (Pssst: here’s a link to a place that reduces …Read More

I think we did so well by Paul (whose spam filter has kicked back my note telling him we tackled his relationship problem last week), that I’m now encouraging all readers to ask me for assistance in addressing personal/spiritual challenges. …Read More

This month’s Sage Woman magazine (“celebrating the goddess in every woman”) gives Real Simple and other slick, “complicated lifestyle magazines” a run for their money with articles like “Simplicity as an Act of Worship,” and “Packing Light.” Formerly the mag …Read More

If you work as a manager/team leader, or if you know someone currently struggling to stay conscious and heart-centered in a business management or ownership situation, the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is coordinating a “Power …Read More