Category Archives: Mindfulness

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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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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Cultivating Curiosity

A warm greeting to you. As always, I hope you are experiencing ease and joy in your days. As we settle into Fall, I want to invite you to begin to pay attention. I know, I know, this may seem like … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Meditation: First steps

A friend recently asked me about living joyfully and the mindfulness tools that can help with that.  She said she was intrigued with the idea but felt intimidated since she had never done any yoga or meditation.  She did not … Continue reading

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Urban Practice: Mindfulness tools for dealing with traffic

Mindful living calls us to bring attention to the present moment – without turning away from anything.  Accepting things, as they are – pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.  It also calls for doing this with a tender and compassionate heart toward … Continue reading

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