Overdoing the yang might be great for your CV, not so flash for your physical and spiritual health. Like the time I drove from one end of Australia to another in four days straight, only stopping to (not really) sleep. 588 more words


Cultivating a Life of Self-Discovery

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This week my 14-year old son began learning to meditate. I have been a meditator for about four years and have only recently, in the last 4 months, began another type of mediation called Transcendental Meditation, or TM for short. 378 more words


Writing, Depression and Staying Away from the Cliff.

What do you do when the cold runs in. When the snow comes to your shins, or higher, and you think…how did this happen?

I see there are things we have in common. 507 more words


When I Think About The Writer I Could Be...

Standing in the middle of the room, to my left are people milling about waiting for “him” to come on. On my right are people reading books, one particular book, my book. 823 more words


Why Graduate Students Should Meditate

By: Caitlin Millett, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
― Aristotle…

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How TM Made Me Care Again.

Our strength is determined by how we deal with our lives. How we handle adversity and how we talk to others when we’ve screwed up. 440 more words


Monday meditation

Happy Labor Day, workers of the world! Are you enjoying a well-deserved respite from the 9-5 grind? Unfortunately, Bacillus subtilis can’t read calendars: my bacteria are blissfully unaware that today is a federal holiday, which means that this plucky proletarian PhD candidate is spending Labor Day laboring. 1,154 more words