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Jizo Therapy: Releasing Tension in Every Cell

We are a tense gang, us Americans.  Most of us are wound incredibly tight and we don’t even know it.  We are driven, programmed from early on, to achieve success, happiness, and more success. When we don’t achieve this Utopia that we have been encouraged to seek, we struggle.  We suffer.  We brace against disappointment.  [...]

By | 2012-10-31T08:00:41+00:00 October 31st, 2012|All, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

JizoTherapy for children: Overcoming tantrums with awareness

I listen to people.  Often, they tell me they are anxious, afraid of the unknown.  And many don’t even know that they are anxious — just “uncomfortable” and looking for ways to get out of the discomfort. Kids get anxious, too.  And when they do, they usually don’t talk about it.  Instead, they rev up [...]

By | 2012-10-16T08:00:50+00:00 October 16th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Cure for the flu and common cold: mindfulness and rest

I am writing from my bed, coughing, feverish, achey.  Awake.  Feeling every symptom coming and going like little weather patterns across the hot afternoon sky.  Los Angeles has been experiencing 100F+ temperatures and so am I. The flu gives me a window into what I am attached to when it comes to wellness.  There is [...]

By | 2012-10-07T22:07:09+00:00 October 7th, 2012|All, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why learn? Why school? Why a Fly?

Chibi is plagued by WHY? Why are we here?  Why do we have to learn algebra?  Why are you You?  Why am I ME? It is back-to-school time.  After all the new clothes, if there are new clothes, and new notebooks, pencils and pens  — and for those fortunate enough to attend middle school in [...]

By | 2012-09-05T08:00:11+00:00 September 5th, 2012|All, Books, Education, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Finding Calm in a Noisy World

I don’t like noise.  That is putting it mildly.  So is saying I’m sensitive to noise.  I’ve been this way my entire life. So I went looking for a solution. In my meditation, I am encouraged to welcome my anger toward noise, note it and breathe it out.  That hasn’t helped.  I’ve tried it hundreds [...]

Conversation with an Earthworm and JizoTherapy

Practicing meditation with Jizo has allowed me to listen to nature and practice lovingkindness with an earthworm