Anything Can Be a Practice

Anything Can Be a Practice

Hand-Washing Meditation Almost anything can become a practice that shifts our attention from rushing and worrying to being a little more present. Instead of counting to twenty or singing Happy Birthday, try this… The next time you wash your hands, pause for a...
Surviving the Screens

Surviving the Screens

The glowing screens through which we now regularly communicate are a necessity, a nuisance, and an opportunity all at the same time. It’s impossible to know what this unique and challenging time will bring or how it will be remembered or influence our future...
Thanks for Then and Now

Thanks for Then and Now

Last week, a student told me a story about walking in his neighborhood, feeling very free and easeful after his lesson, until he noticed a woman coming out of her house a few doors down. At that point, he felt himself beginning to take on a more closed and protective...
A Stoplight is an Opportunity

A Stoplight is an Opportunity

You can learn a lot about your driving habits by paying attention to how you feel and what you notice when you stop the car. Here are six things to try while waiting for the light to change: 1. Gently quiet your thinking and bring more of your attention up and out to...