Category Archives: Meditation

A Weekend For Me.

How is it only Thursday? Longest. Week. Ever. This coming weekend, I planned a solo backpacking trip – my first in nearly 10 years. It was the perfect weekend for it – Jeff would be home after a week of … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Cultivating Hope.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I just discovered this Washington Post article, even though it’s been out for a few weeks. In it, a DC-area … Continue reading

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The Practice of Softening.

To all of you who commented about your associations with the word soft: THANK YOU. A lot of them resonated with me, and so whenever I feel negative about the word soft, I’m using those as affirmations. It’s funny how … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Word Associations.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** At Kripalu, in the midst of a really challenging pose, our yoga instructor asked us: Where can you soften here? … Continue reading

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Fumbling In the Dark.

Last Thursday (was it actually a week ago?), I left my family and my watch at home, turned off my cell phone, and brought my journals and a bunch of comfy yoga and running clothes to the Kripalu Center for … Continue reading

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I Think It’s Working.

I wasn’t sure that my MBSR class was really going to work. I mean, I have basically stopped regularly meditating. I just don’t have the time, mostly because I prioritize exercise over largely everything else. But then, when a couple … Continue reading

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10% Happier.

I’m listening to an audiobook of a memoir right now written by Dan Harris, which basically describes how he discovered meditation and became a student of Buddhism. (I love memoirs. They’re my favorite right now!) I love him. He’s critical … Continue reading

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Changing My Habit Energy.

Late Friday morning last week, I noticed something. There was space inside my chest. I have been waking up every morning with these bands of anxiety wrapped around my chest, which makes it hard for me to breathe. Every morning. … Continue reading

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For Love.

I don’t know how to write about the events in Paris that occurred this weekend, because I can’t really think about it without remembering the hell I put myself through after Sandy Hook. I didn’t sleep well for weeks, because … Continue reading

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The Key.

I took a half day meditation seminar yesterday that, I’m certain, changed my life. I know, I know. I’ve said this before. But this time I mean it. The specific kind of mediation we did was metta, or loving-kindness meditation, … Continue reading

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