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What it means to be present

One bright morning several weeks ago, I received a friendly e-mail message from Amazon. “Benjamin W. Howard,” it read, “Based on your recent activity, we thought you might be interested in this:” Below these words, a handsome new book was displayed: “ 809 more words


Steve Jobs

Long story very short: I was very sad last night. I have a few new emotional ingredients in my already complex limbic stew. (Nourishing, but WHERE ARE THE CARROTS?!??!? 494 more words

Feeling Irritated? Try This.


I had an interesting emotional breakthrough with the help of the teachings of Tara Brach recently. It happened when I was about to visit someone. 830 more words

Eating brains

This is where I’m at today. I keep replaying the weekend in my mind. It’s like I’m trying to torment myself. Another day I might have no brains left :) my therapist told me about this mindfulness acronym by Tara brach… 104 more words

“It’s inevitable that we’re going to be imperfect. We all cause harm. We sometimes cause harm in ways that are very, very hard to forgive ourselves for.

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Personal Work

“We all need wise discrimination. We need to be able to move through our lives and look at our own behaviors and others and know what is creating harm and what is moving us toward healing.

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Personal Work

“Our self-awareness grows in the relational field when there’s mutual attentiveness. If you say something, and I really am listening, then I can have an understanding that I can mirror back that can actually enhance your own experience of who you are.

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Personal Work