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Make Jizo Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day. A day for heart-shaped boxes, long-stemmed roses, and cute quips contained within colorful Hallmark cards. Every February 14th, we flock to florists and chocolatiers like ducks to water in order to engage in what has become the almost ritualistic practice of honoring an individual (or individuals) we romantically admire. But what do really [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|Education, Holidays, News|0 Comments

Destressing for the Holiday Season, Today

Hi all. As I therapist, I have heard my patients begin to worry about the holidays as early as, well, about the time the lights go up in Bloomingdale's, which is now in September. Even if you are not a worrier, there is a level of Shoulds, of stress, of pressure that our society places on Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Years that creeps up, quietly, when we begin thinking about whether or not to go home for the holidays, who is cooking, are we alone, were we alone last year — the little thoughts are endless. [...]
By |November 23rd, 2013|All, Holidays, Mindfulness, Shopping|0 Comments

Fiscal Fitness and the Holidays

Spend! Lots! Fast! I've got to find the perfect present!  Go!  Now! Black Friday!  Six fewer shopping days this year! Whoa! I want stuff for me too!  Want, need, desire, hanker, cling, have longing...  Suffer? There it is again — the season of spending shouting at us. So how do we go through the most commercial time of the year and stay financially sober? [...]
By |November 21st, 2013|Holidays, Psychology, Shopping, Uncategorized|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, "No, that's not what I said."  We live in a world of misunderstanding.  Let's try to live in a little more clarity. What I Heard & What You Said is a lesson for children that we can all learn from.  [...]
By |November 3rd, 2013|Books, Holidays, Shopping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Do You Want for Christmas? Mindfulness and JizoTherapy

People are already pressuring themselves with "What do you want for Christmas?"  Even people who don't celebrate Christmas feel it.  The decorations went up before Halloween.  And can you hear those jingle bells revving up?  It can feel more like the Indianapolis 500 than peace and love. This year, when someone asks you what you want for Christmas, think big.  Shop local, but think Global.  [...]
By |November 17th, 2012|All, Holidays, Mindfulness|1 Comment
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