Change is the Only Constant

Change is the Only Constant

The leaves are a reminder: they’re turning from green to gold to red on the liquid amber trees outside my window, and many have already fallen to the ground. The same thing is happening up and down my street, around the neighborhood, and across the land, as autumn...
Mindful Communication

Mindful Communication

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I would like to encourage you to think beyond flowers and chocolate, to bring mindful awareness to how you communicate – with that special someone or any loved one or person you care about. After all, what is more important in a...
Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Would you like to spend a day dedicated to mindfulness practice, in a serene setting with other like-minded folks? Then please join me at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville on Saturday, November 2, 2019! This retreat is intended for participants in my fall...
The Curiosity Paradox

The Curiosity Paradox

Curiosity is often regarded as a positive trait, associated with openness, optimism, resilience, and having good mental health. It has also been linked with longevity. Yet curiosity has its downside. After all, it is what killed the proverbial cat! My curiosity was...
Equanimity

Equanimity

What is equanimity? My dictionary defines it as “the quality of being calm and even tempered,” and offers “composure” as a synonym. Another synonym is “poised.” Of course, it’s possible to appear composed and poised on the outside while being a nervous wreck on the...