108 Metaphors for Mindfulness
Greetings from The Exquisite Mind for the New Year: 2009
While the transition to the New Year can be a fruitful time for reflection and review, let’s not forget that every day can be New Year’s Day when we bring a mindful approach to living. I think we enter 2009 with a mixture of uncertainty and excitement.

I am excited for the forthcoming publication of Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness and the opportunity to bring the message of mindfulness to my community and the wider world.
I am developing new workshops and classes based on the wisdom of the book.

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