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Guidelines vs Rules: Practicing Mindfulness

This week, I’m in Norway with my kids and my mom and dad (Well, when this is posted, I will be in Norway). Now I’m sitting on my couch in Los Angeles, preparing for my trip by writing the posts for when I’m away. 184 more words


Summer Shower Meditation [tanka]

Layers of birdsong
Emerge as rain subsides
Then comes rain again
A cool breeze brushes my face
My cells sing to the zephyr

Original photo by LuAnne Holder 

A Video Worth Watching - They issue coupons too! @unilever

Unilever is one of the largest publicly traded benefit corporations in existence.

They own quite a few brands such as Lipton, Seventh Generation, Knorr, Ben and Jerry’s, Hellmans, and Talenti Gelato. 20 more words

Socially Respsonsible Business

Commit (Daily Prompt)

Today’s Daily Prompt is: Commit.

My wife and I have committed to improving our physical and mental health. We’ve been walking every day for the last week or so, eating better, and meditating at night before bed. 409 more words


This Mahayana: Remain Aware

Open 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. This heart bleeds for you, and for us and for them. I open it further and the blood gushes, filling the infinite mulitverses with a physical and nurturing compassion. 320 more words


The Reason Why I Can't Put My Phone Down!

Click, click, click, swoosh….

….clickety, click, click, swoooosh….



“Oh! Where did the time go? It’s time to get ready for work!” I muttered to myself while wolfing down my toast and poached eggs with a final last slurp of coffee. 699 more words

Mental Health

Slow Down

It’s officially summertime: the calendar says so, the freckles on my shoulders say so, and the thick, sticky air seems to agree. The summer can be a time when things get frantic. 499 more words