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Hello, Ego: Meet your Builder, Remodel your Mind

Enlightenment is to be awake.  When we sit in meditation, we begin to hear our thoughts, feel our feelings with greater clarity.  As we observe our minds with compassion, we are able to distinguish between what is our personal ego and what is the ineffable part of us that is connected to all sentient beings.  [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:31:32+00:00 February 18th, 2014|All, Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Love Your Annoyances? Impossible?

This took me a long, long, long time to learn and will surely take only a moment to say here.  Tension causes a huge number of physical ailments and confronting yucky feelings can help release tension. How do we do that?  The mind wants a quick trick, a fast way to be better. But this [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:31:35+00:00 February 8th, 2014|All, Mindfulness, Therapy|0 Comments

On Social Anxiety…You Are What You Think

A dear friend asked me about social anxiety today and as I wrote back, I thanked her for giving me my next blog: Social anxiety is so sad. I have had it, too, at times. I remember a time when I felt I literally had grown three dress sizes in an hour. I felt so [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:31:37+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Mindfulness, Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mindfulness, Touching Base in a Friendly Way

When we have a thought, do we respond to it as though it were true? Do we believe that our feelings tell us what is true about the world? Two big buzzwords these days are Emotional Dysregulation. It assumes that normal is, say, in the range of middle C, within an octave either higher or [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:31:38+00:00 February 5th, 2014|All, Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness|1 Comment

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 [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2013|All, Holidays, Mindfulness, Shopping|0 Comments

Basho and His Words, Jizo & Seeking Peace

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.”  ~ Basho I have used beautiful quotes of Basho’s for a long time.  And while I loved his words, I did not know anything about the man, the poet.  It is in grounding myself in my Jizo-experience that [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:37+00:00 June 27th, 2013|All, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy: Bringing Mindfulness to the Yoga Mat

I just had to get off the yoga mat to write this down this morning. I had not, until this very moment, internalized lovingkindness while I was doing yoga, or aerobics or Pilates mat work. I am always pushing myself to do longer asanas, more reps, better form. […]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:49+00:00 April 14th, 2013|Mindfulness|2 Comments