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Mindfulness-based meditation to decrease stress and anxiety in college students: A narrative synthesis of the research


My yoga practice grew up alongside my return to teaching. This fall, I attended the annual conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education. It’s good to see this go from anecdotal evidence to a review of many … Continue reading

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Gratitude for health


Today I filled out some paperwork for my left rotator cuff repair surgery upcoming next week. Answering “no” to a long list of medical conditions and medications, I feel really grateful for clean living. This is the result of thirty years of eating well, nine years of yoga, and about five years of a renewed understanding of healthy eating and other daily practices. A mindful life that is truly thoroughgoing has its rewards. Continue reading

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Our Beloved Teacher in Hospital | Plum Village


With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples. Continue reading

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Cultivating Ambiversion


Today I was tooling around on LinkedIn.com for reasons related to my teaching job. Its LinkedIn Today news service featured this typically vacation–inspired reflection from FastCompany on the value of being quiet. Sometimes we forget that the most productive people in … Continue reading

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Breathe


Today’s inspiration comes from U2, and your breath, that “ultimate bodyworker,” “the keeper of time,” our constant companion. Whether or not meditation or yoga makes us aware of it, it is always available to us. But meditation or yoga practice … Continue reading

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