Brighten Your Day with a Giggling Ringtone

I recently participated in a project with, a web app that provides resources and services for well being and mental health. Above is one of my short video tips they use and that I can share with you. I’d… Read More

On Loving Speech

“Loving speech is an important aspect of practice. We say only loving things. We say the truth in a loving way, with nonviolence. This can only be done when we are calm. When we are irritated, we may… Read More

Stop & Smell the Roses Already Around You

As I come out of 2012, I look back and see the achievement of a major goal: I’ve stopped to smell the roses. As we enter the New Year together, I hear people commenting on how they’d like… Read More

Exercise, whether am or pm, is a boon for your well being

NYTimes Well Blog looks into “Why Afternoon May Be the Best Time to Exercise” By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Find the article at the link above.  A few quick notes of my own in italics:  But, Dr. Colwell says, that clock… Read More

Managing Daily Anxiety – a few tips

An accessible, brief article on managing daily anxieties to avoid the pot boiling over. Not quite novel, but well said.“If you worry about everything, it will get in the way of what you really need to address,” she… Read More

Bring Novelty into life, from my mentor’s blog…

“Resolution, Not Conflict” is the blog of my mentor and colleague, Susan Heitler.You can find it here.Here’s a quick sample of an interesting post she’s recently added:“4. Enjoyment Any kind of shared fun builds a sense of closeness.  Folks that laugh together… Read More

Psychedelics Can Help Patients Face Death

Psychedelics in Palliative Care:  How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death From the New York Times, August 19, 2012 To help address the crippling, intoxicating fear of death, its anxieties and uncertainties, researchers are opening their minds:… Read More

‘Alive Inside’ explores the hidden lives of people with dementia and how to unlock them

Alive Inside Watch this! See how a man nearly incapacitated by dementia is revivified by music.

Isolation for Rejuvenation, uncomfortable and profound

Getting Far, Far Away From It All By HILARY STOUT Published: December 2, 2011 Above is a link to a great intro article to the growing practice of isolating retreats. A wonderful read.  One aspect that catches my… Read More

“Researchers find a country’s wealth correlates with its collective knowledge”

A friend recently forwarded to me a brief article that describes new research on the correlation between economic complexity and prosperity – communal knowledge and economic success. “The researchers, led by Ricardo Hausmann, director of Harvard’s Center for International Development and… Read More