Author Archives: Geeta Cowlagi

Rest, Reconnect, Restore, and Repair

With all the celebration and possibility of the holiday season sometimes comes the feelings of being overwhelmed, disappointment, or stress. It may feel like “too much” of everything this season. If the holidays have been stressful, first I send you … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! 

Halloween is an occasion that has taken some time for me to get used to, since I did not grow up in the United States. Wikipedia mentions that this is the “time in the year dedicated to remembering the dead, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Silence

Another extraordinary experience this summer was the gift of silence. I went for a nine-day silent retreat (which I have done every year for the last several years). There was no cell phone, email or any other contact with the … Continue reading

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Cultivating wisdom and insight and a tender heart

I gifted myself some time off from teaching mindfulness this summer.  It was a summer to learn, grow and smile. I spent a few weeks with my parents in India. Perhaps you know that my mother lives with advanced Alzheimer’s at … Continue reading

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Parenting & Mindfulness

I hope you are doing well on this brand new day. And I have a little gift for you. As you may know, I used to work at the University of Texas at Austin. During that time, I met incredible … Continue reading

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A Look into Loving Kindness

When I began meditating in 2004, it was a refuge for me as I navigated the stressors of life. It wasn’t always an easy journey, but I could see the positive change in my life as I practiced. Mindfulness took … Continue reading

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What do you want to let go of?

Hello dear friend, Last week I wrote about Spring and encouraged you to observe what is awakening in you. Today, I want to ask another important question, “What do you want to let go of?”  As Winter has passed, many things are changing. Last week … Continue reading

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What is stirring in you?

As I stop to look around me, I become aware of the incredible signs of Spring. Flowers are blooming, the air is becoming more humid and heavy, the wind blows branches and leaves, and the sun seems more crisp and bright. … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Mindfulness

  It’s a cold rainy day in Austin, Texas – with “not a sky in the clouds” as my friend likes to say.  I know there are parts of the country that are much colder as we welcome February into … Continue reading

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The gift of dogs…and poetry!

A few weeks ago, I concluded leading my second 8-week course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. It was an amazing time, and I was honored to spend 8 Tuesday nights with this incredible group of doctors, therapists, mothers, fathers, educators, … Continue reading

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