Facebook and other social media have been filled with intense expressions of anguish, violence, sorrow, hate, unity, despair, hope, and higher consciousness following the flurry of pain and counter-pain that sprung into our global consciousness last week. I've been on a strict "info diet" since last Friday, consuming controlled portions of all the messages floating… Continue reading Just Feel It
My friend's dad died last month and she is sad. His death was not a tragedy. He lived a full, long life. It was his "time." My friend believes in an "afterlife." She's grateful he won't suffer and that he was pretty sharp and good-humored almost to the very end. And she's sad. Because that's… Continue reading Sadness and Being Present
"Life is difficult." -- M. Scott Peck Simply put: it's not easy being alive. It's just not. Of course, no one promised it would be and, yet, somehow we assume a right to ease in this life. If being alive is challenging, then being alive and sensitive is enough to send almost anyone over the… Continue reading “To Be or Not To Be” — Why Is That A Question?
You may have never even heard of this busy little messenger, but your vagus nerve is working full time. Its influence is shaping your perception constantly. Recent research has uncovered specific opportunities to capitalize on its mechanism, as this article explains in Psychology Today. "Stimulation of the vagus nerve might be able to speed up… Continue reading What happens in vagus does NOT stay in vagus
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I've been doing this kundalini yoga thing a while now -- about 10 years. As a result of my studies, I've finished a bunch of 40-day sadhanas, a few 90 and 120, and I even have a lifetime sadhana that Guru Singh, my teacher and mentor, gave me about four years ago. (Sadhana, you may… Continue reading Perfectly Imperfect
After Angelina Jolie's public announcement of her decision to have preventive double mastectomy, I was saddened to read plenty of nasty criticism about her choice from the natural healing community. There are many ways to look at her decision and many "teaching moments" to be made of it. But the angry rhetoric and judgment I've… Continue reading Now Hear This