Grateful for Tara Brach

Grateful for Tara Brach

Tara Brach offers a treasure trove of guidance for mindfulness and self-compassion. In her recent podcast she quotes one of her teachers: “The Mind creates the abyss. And the Heart crosses it.” My mind concocts a fear-based and blame-based separation between me and...

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The Tortoise

The Tortoise

The beauty of small steps is that they don’t require a herculean effort. All it takes is a willingness to be a beginner again, like a toddler putting one foot in front of the other. Small steps can take you where you want to go, reliably. It may not be as sexy as an...

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Dish Dharma

Dish Dharma

Step into the sanctuary of dishwashing. Find a symphony of sound and light. Hear the clinking as one dish touches another, and plinking as silverware nestles together. Like a visit to the museum, a Jackson Pollock of food lingering everywhere--tomato sauce here,...

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The Sloth

The Sloth

It’s been 6 months since my exercise routine went off the rails--ever since the osteopath warned me against jogging on the beach. He said the incline is jarring my back unevenly and exacerbating my right low back pain. I’ve been trying out other aerobic exercise here...

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