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Surrendering Narcissism? It Hurts So Bad

Ever get into a huff that things are not going your way? Are you hurt when you don’t feel understood, and then think that there is either a) something wrong with you or b) something wrong with the person who hurt or insulted you? We toss the term narcissistic around like a ball. We insult [...]

By | 2014-08-28T18:22:58+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Mindfulness, Psychology, Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#MeditationChallenge: Try 30 Days, 5 Minutes a Day

Almost everyone I know who meditates, quits.  They get excited to start, but then they quickly become disappointed that enlightenment doesn’t look the way they expected. No, meditation doesn’t raise us to a state of Always Peaceful or Always Patient With Loved Ones. It doesn’t remove Self-Loathing or Resentment Toward Lots of People.   […]

By | 2014-08-06T10:09:58+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Hate My Husband, I Hate My Wife: Healing through The F*ck You Letter

There is an underbelly to our most intimate relationships: the dark side of love. When people announce they are getting married, we might give our condolences along with our congratulations to offer a more holistic picture of the institution. Until then, let’s work out some of the awful kinks. […]

By | 2014-08-01T14:56:14+00:00 August 1st, 2014|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hate to Meditate? Try Tapping into Jizo

In the ongoing quest to mend our anxious minds, many of us are drawn to meditation. Once we begin, we find that we fidget, we get sleepy, we get bored. We don’t do it right, we fail, we quit, we start again only to quit again. Our expectations of finding peace are not met and [...]

By | 2014-07-07T09:26:31+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo Porn? Shall I Laugh? Cry? Cringe?

I’m reading the web through different eyes. I’m thinking (which isn’t always such a good idea) that I’m not using the right words to get Jizo into the mainstream of American consciousness. I just visited a site I was almost afraid to see: cabinporn.com. I thought it might be real porn, shot in cabins. Who [...]

By | 2014-05-30T19:55:22+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Writing A Memoir

A funny thing happened when I decided to write a memoir of my journey of photographing, meditating and knowing Jizo. For years, I was on what I guess you would call a spiritual path, a seeking kind of thing. It started when I was 8 years old but heated up in my late 20’s. [...]

By | 2014-05-24T17:37:55+00:00 May 24th, 2014|Emotional Self, Uncategorized|0 Comments