Healthy sleep is absolutely necessary for a healthy mind and body. But your body can’t sleep if your brain is “running on empty.” Give your body what it needs so you can have the healthy sleep you need. Eliminate (or limit) alcohol. Yes, alcohol puts you to sleep - but then it wakes you [...]
Guided meditation allows you to move into deep relaxation, opening your mind and body to the healing imagery that will allow you to strengthen your ability to make healthy choices, and achieve and maintain your healthy weight. This brief introduction gives you an overview of the process.
I’ve been an outsider all my life. I’m sitting in a meditation conference right now, being an outsider. And why? These are “my people”, if ever there were any people like me. Psychologists, most of them. Though there is a Reiki master/horse massager, too, sitting near me. Most of us are middle-aged…or more. [...]
There was a time when I thought maybe I was a Buddhist. I love what we do at meditation conferences, and most of those speakers talk about Buddhism. We meditate, and we let go of suffering – our middle-class, first-world version of “suffering”, anyway. We spend time awash in compassion - self-compassion, mostly, but also compassion [...]
I always thought of myself as a pretty on-top-of-things traveler. I read up on local history and customs, learn at least a few words of the language, and look for opportunities to participate in the real life of the culture. I’ve taken overnight buses with locals in Spain, and been dropped off by water [...]