Getting through the silly season sanely

Most of us feel the pressure of this time of the year – more events, parties, drinking, food – less time. Here’s a reminder of some things to help keep us sane during this time: take regular 3-minute breathing spaces – bringing attention into the body… feeling the physical sensations present… connecting with the breath… … Read more

Mindfulness and religion…

Mindfulness is not about religion. Or is it? Look at what Abraham Lincoln and the Dalai Lama say about their religion: Abraham Lincoln: “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad… that’s my religion” The Dalai Lama: “My religion is simple..my religion is kindness” Mindfulness involves heartfulness: kindness we … Read more

Old friends and new

With gratitude to Bernadette Brady for capturing week of celebration for our Associate Anne Courtney Gathered at a table, We women of a certain age Have come together Through threads of circumstance and friendship In each life of half a century or so there are tales words, wounds, paths taken-and not… There have been moments … Read more