So here is a great exercise I learned at a Tara Brach conference. Tara Brach She is truly an amazing teacher and human being. This exercise is a great way to feel Enjoyment and Pleasure. It is also a great exercise to deepen loving bonds with partners, children, friends, family, etc. And, of course that will also [Read more…]
ME VS. WE?
Love, Anxiety & Spirituality-What is your worldview?
Early Childhood sets Love’s template!
Love & Anxiety: Stranger Danger!
Blog 45: Pleasure Part 3-Exercise:Tell me what you love!
#39: Love & Anxiety-Contentment at Christmas?
I have read lots of blogs, books and articles raving about the importance of mindfulness in order to live in a peaceful mind and body, and I agree 100%! But what I would love to read or hear more about is another “state” or attitude, that of Contentment. Contentment is related to mindfulness but is [Read more…]
Love & Anxiety #20: Gratitude for our humanness?
This week I have been reading an awesome book called “Leaving Church: A memoir of faith”, http://www.barbarabrowntaylor.com and I have so enjoyed her prose, which somehow manages to be soaring, AND yet full of down to earth wisdom. And, what I have really resonated with is her affirming the goodness of being a human! That [Read more…]
Blog 19: Rage, Art & Poetry
Today we will talk about Art, and specifically, poetry. Poetry is a powerful art medium that combines words, metaphors, and images in a manner that deeply touches the human soul. According to wikipeda.com “Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words, or to evoke emotive responses.” Today we value conventional poetry less [Read more…]
Blog #18: Love & Anxiety-Individualism vs. Community
We live in a culture that currently is fairly obsessed with Self and individualism. The old days when the group or community mattered more than the individual seem to be long gone. Other countries still focus on the importance of the family or community, but here in the good ole US of A, we like [Read more…]