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Buddhism 101: The Bodhisattva and Jizo

Bodhisattva. For the non-Buddhist, it is almost certainly a foreign term.  Maybe you recall the name of an old Steely Dan album, at best. Put simply, bodhisattva is “a Sanskrit term for anyone or anything motivated by great compassion.” It is a combination of two separate Sanskrit concepts: Bodhi—meaning awakening or enlightenment Sattva—meaning existence, reality [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:15:41+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Buddhism, Education, Inner Child, Meditation, Mindfulness, News|0 Comments

Releasing Tension: A Jizo & Chibi Dialogue

So, Chibi has a stomachache. (Note to new readers: Chibi means “little one” in Japanese.  For this author it includes all children and inner kids, as well.) Chibi usually feels great on the weekends, but by Sunday night or maybe Monday or Tuesday, Chibi gets a stomachache. Or a headache. Or a backache. Let’s assume [...]

By | 2014-03-20T19:19:46+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s a Chibi? A Little One.

Chibi, which means “little one” in Japanese, is the main character in my books, “What I Heard & What You Said” and “Why a Fly?”.  I created jewelry designs from my first illustrations, a childlike figure floating on a chain that can stand upright, lie down sideways or do a head stand. […]

By | 2014-02-15T04:00:34+00:00 February 15th, 2014|All, Inner Child|0 Comments

What I Heard & What You Said

Hey you guys… My first children’s book is available now on iTunes, with me reading it aloud!  This is almost too fun. It’s called What I Heard & What You Said. So often we think we know what someone has said.  But if we repeat back what we Think We Heard, the other person says, [...]

By | 2013-11-03T17:20:58+00:00 November 3rd, 2013|Books, Holidays, Shopping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo and Trauma Recovery for Chibi

It is uncanny how many people I meet who had early childhood trauma.  It’s not just patients in my office, it’s people I meet in casual conversation. I mention Jizo & Chibi, and the moment I start telling them about Chibi — the inner child, the infant self — they open up and tell me [...]

By | 2013-10-28T17:49:04+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Inner Child, Psychology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parenting and the Zen Koan

A few years ago, children’s books started to pour out of me during meditation. For about eight weeks in a row, at least once a week, a sweet and slightly rhyming story would appear. I have been a writer since I was eight, so I am happy whenever poetry arrives, fresh off the universe, minimal [...]

By | 2013-08-09T12:56:22+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Books, Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Buy Something Beautiful, Affirm Yourself

I am having a day to read and rest and look at the sky. It is ultra-blue since the winds blew through Southern California the past few days. I find a post in my inbox from the Harvard Business Review on why people buy beautiful things. I decide to share it with my readers (it [...]

By | 2013-08-02T14:30:29+00:00 August 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments