Eye roll- the good kind!

I read a study on marital compatibility — apparently spouses who frequently roll their eyes about something their husband or wife has said or done are likelier to divorce. Yikes! After reading the article, I became hyper-aware of rolling my eyes — in impatience, exasperation, basically in some sort of silent low-level protest. Mindfulness, also…

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Altitude Therapy

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman Last week I was “on vacation” in the majestic Smokey Mountains – “on vacation” with quotation marks because I was up every night, all week, with my darling youngest daughter, who had a nasty chest cough that reappeared every…

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Everything, Ever, All At Once

Movement might be the right path into meditation for you. Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind, said Patañjali (who compiled the yoga sutras thousands of years ago). Yoga to the People is a $5 totally excellent hot yoga studio, don’t knock it til you’ve tried it as it’s a very cheap thrill. And…

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Fun(ambulism)

Funambulism is tightrope walking (from Latin ‘funis’ = rope + ‘ambulare’ = to walk). People have been doing it for a long time (though not for ‘eons’, because eon = 1 billion years & humans weren’t around that far back in geologic time). Walking through glorious Prospect Park, I notice a passel of people gathered…

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Emptiness

This Spring, Kewei and I worked together on micromeditation.org and she was inspired to create a video for the site. Please watch Emptiness . In her words: We seek so many things, we desire so many things. And yet, we also share the desire for emptiness, the absence of wanting. And this tension can be…

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Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn…

Goodnight! and so long, summer. I love this video of the Lawrence Welk singers closing their 1970’s-era tv show in high style. It was one of the rare tv shows I was permitted to watch by my conservative parents. It was fun. Singing! Dancing! Witty repartee in foreign languages! Now, in hindsight, I notice other…