Thoreau on Illness

So I’m walking my dogs tonight, as I often do, while listening to a podcast. This one was by Joseph Goldstein, who is a Buddhist mindfulness meditation teacher. I do this a lot these days. Mr. Goldstein must have been reading my mind…that’s all I can...

Mindful Shaking

Thirteen years ago, I was a member of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) group at the hospital where I was working.  MBSR is an 8-week program, first developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, which teaches the practice of...

Engage Fully in Life

Engage Fully In Life What do I mean by “engage” fully? I mean two things, actually.  Both are ways of connecting with life in a particular way.  Both of these concepts are discussed more and more frequently in the last few years.  Just about every course I take, or...
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