Meditation works.  It’s proven.

Meditation may be the most important tool available to you.  The list of health benefits is long.  The medical research is compelling.  What is meditation really and how does it work?  How does it help heal the gut and balance hormones?  Why is our mind our most important ally?  For over a decade I’ve trained intensively in somatic meditation.  ‘Mindfulness’ can seem like just another buzz word.  I’ve dedicated over ten years to training in body-centered meditation because I know the benefits are real.  Starting with 5 minutes a day is all that’s needed.  Let’s talk.

Children, Electronics & Health

Children, Electronics & Health

Light Disrupts Sleep Research shows that young children are adversely affected by indoor lighting at night. Just one hour of bright light exposure before bedtime suppressed the children’s melatonin by 88 percent.  This study isn't even looking at electronic use, and a...

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How to Free Those You Love

How to Free Those You Love

Recently I facilitated a short ceremony. It turned out to be the most powerful few hours I’ve spent with others in a long time. By turning towards the shock & grief a sudden death brings, a brightness & wisdom can emerge. Overthinking Our brains are not meant to...

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Responsibility & Blame

Responsibility & Blame

It’s Not Your Fault I am lucky to have a few mentors in my life.  Today I was sitting with one discussing a topic I've considered for awhile.  This wisdom that comes from those who have lived a little longer is invaluable.  They see patterns that I can’t. What he...

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Soft Heart, Strong Back

Soft Heart, Strong Back

This phrase "soft heart, strong back" reminds me of how I aspire to be.  Its a vison of communicating needs effectively  without given into the social norms of doing more when its time to slow down and reconnect.  In fact, research shows that productivity increases...

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A Different Kind of Detox

A Different Kind of Detox

Limiting distraction was monumentally easier even just 5 years ago. Ten years ago some of us still didn’t have smart phones. Choosing to take breaks from the endless world of digital distraction used to take less effort. So I’m pleasantly stunned this week to find I’m...

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Kindness & other Essential Nutrients

Kindness & other Essential Nutrients

  Every week a couple of my patients say or do something that strikes me.  "Thank you for being kind," were the words of one woman.  I wasn't being particularly kind in my mind.  What I was doing was taking her concerns seriously which she had expressed was a new...

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Your Body & Brain on Meditation

Your Body & Brain on Meditation

The Nervous System of A Parent Seven years ago I sat down with my meditation instructor.  I was preparing for my next long retreat where I would make a deeper commitment to working with myself.  What was striking about this conversation is he was much more interested...

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The Real Goods on Meditation

The Real Goods on Meditation

Self-care and stress management can feel like just one more item to add to our to-do list.  How can we talk about meditation without making it one more thing that stresses us out? Anyone can meditate. There are many approaches and none are wrong.  All of them have...

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What is the Real Point of Meditation?

What is the Real Point of Meditation?

What is Mindfulness really? What strikes me as I emerge from another week of meditation retreat is the fundamental shift I witnessed in both myself and the others who committed to the journey. This transformation is unique. I see people physically change and become...

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