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Look within

Now,  more than ever,  we need to develop our own inner resources: Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. Emerson Source

Why We Need to Practice Self-Compassion

This five-minute video offers an easy self-compassion practice for moments when we’re feeling critical of ourselves. Follow the guided mindfulness practice. Source

Riding the Waves of Grief

Grief is a funny thing. It knows no time or boundaries. We have little control over when it decides to come up inside us. It’s like a wave that builds in the ocean and then crashes in to the shore. Each expression of grief ebbs and flows in amazing synchronicity with select moments of...

OM101 – Jeff Carreira on Finding Equanimity Amid Uncertainty

Meditation teacher Jeff Carreira speaks about mental health during the pandemic and leads an extraordinary guided meditation into free and open awareness. Source

Meditation May Be Good for the Heart

People who meditated had lower risk of high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and coronary artery disease. Source

Taking Your Practice Off the Meditation Cushion with Improv

An unlikely tool for cultivating compassion lies well beyond the meditation cushion. We find it, instead, in improv communities. Source

Is Your Fitness Tracker Making You Anxious?

A new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen found that fitness watches can increase activity—and anxiety—levels. Source

The right focus

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. Thomas Merton Source

The Useless Tree: A Story About Letting Go of Approval Seeking

During this time of disruption, upheaval and change many of us are asking big questions about how we want to live our lives, thinking about what really matters and making changes. One of the biggest themes I am noticing when I talk to people right now is that they are tired from the pace...

Zen Kōans: Learning to Live with Ambiguity and Paradox

What is a zen kōans and why are they used? Learn more about these ambiguous and paradoxal mind puzzles, and how practicing them can help open your mind. Source


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