Radical Hope

“Gratitude pours forth continually as if the unexpected had just happened. The gratitude of a convalescent, for convalescence was unexpected. The rejoicing of strength that is returning, of a reawakened faith in a tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, of a sudden sense and anticipation of a future, of impending adventures, of seas that are opened again.” –Oliver Sacks As I listened to his words … Continue reading Radical Hope

The Challenge of Being Human in a Digital World

 “Practicing Mindfulness enables us to become a real person. When we are a real person, we see all real people around us, and life is present in all its richness.” –Thich Nat Hahn I look in front of me and behind me at the shrouded shoulders and eyes intently moving across their tiny hand-held screens. Bodies hunched forward with arms bent and fingers flailing like … Continue reading The Challenge of Being Human in a Digital World

Slow Medicine – A Mindful Approach to Getting Well

“I do not claim to have attained optimum emotional well-being. Actually, I think that may be a lifetime goal. For me it’s an ongoing process that requires awareness, knowledge, and practice. I do know what good emotional health feels like, and that motivates me to keep at the practice.” ― Andrew Weil, Spontaneous Healing Seeking Out Although I am a yoga teacher who is relatively fit and … Continue reading Slow Medicine – A Mindful Approach to Getting Well

Root to Rise – The Courage to Stay Put

via Daily Prompt: Pursue Last week I woke up one morning feeling a sense of being stuck, but then I heard a small voice that whispered, “No, you’re not. You’re growing.” Growth means staying in one place long enough to reach roots down and allow them to be nourished. I never trusted the ground in Austin. It’s felt toxic, full of thorns and shards of … Continue reading Root to Rise – The Courage to Stay Put