I was recently told of an African tribe that does the most beautiful thing. When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done. The tribe believes [...]
Elizabeth Lehmann, a collegue of mine in New York City has created an audio program that has helped many people to become more resilient. Her program is a series of audios that give simple, quick practices to help build resilience. Elizabeth wrote the following post after hearing from a friend she supported who got distressed. [...]
With spring poking her head out it feels the right time to do some cleaning and uncluttering. The expert in that is Sue Rasmussen. I wanted to share her most recent article with you. Reposted from Sue Rasmussen’s website One of the most common questions I hear about clutter is, “but where do I start?” [...]
Okay, this is suffering Other people feel this way. May I be kind. May we all be kind. Simple words. I know. Yet as we practice them over and over and over again we begin to cultivate self-compassion. Meditation teachers Tara Brach and Chris Germer suggests we do this practice multiple times a day. Any [...]
Posted first on Tiny Buddha Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Nicholas Montemarano Photo by h.koppdelaney “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” ~Buddha I’d like you to meet someone. He’s me and he’s not me. What I mean is, he’s inside me—a part of me. His [...]
Dealing with neediness. What is normal neediness and what is the undigested need from the past that leaks out into relationships often causing reactivity?
Something happens when negativity floods our minds and hearts. We think that’s all there is. We sink into the ocean and can’t find any other way to live or think or feel. Coming back to work after a couple weeks away I honed my skills, dove deep into my toolbox as I sat with [...]
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~Doris Day, American entertainer Before I started writing gratitude lists, I know that I spent most of my time in disillusionment, disappointment, resignation, bitterness and fear. I was negative by habit. And can still be if I don’t keep practicing the things that remind me that I have other [...]
todays blog is from a good friend of mine , MJ Delekta, ho also happens to run a lovely yoga and Qi Gong Studio in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. If by chance you want some retreat or peaceful time this summer you might want to explore taking one of her yoga classes or workshops. What would [...]
The artist, Deb Koffman, created this installtion, “Love-Hate” exploring our internal dynamics by making them visually compelling. The installtion allows a shift in perspective which can give us different ways of experiencing the world.