Touching the Ground of the Body

To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body. – Shunryu Suzuki Meditation happens in the body. I think we can all mostly agree on that. Yet why when so many of us sit down to meditate we so... Read more

Embracing Connection & Creativity through Sound

Human Connection is said to be the antidote to depression, and it has worked for me. For a good part of this lifetime, I went in and out of various states of depression eventually finding equilibrium by cultivating the mental and emotional space in whic... Read more

Mindfulness is a Skill

After meditating and teaching mindfulness for several years I came upon the realization that mindfulness meditation is simply practicing a skill. In essence, its no different from practicing other skills like learning to play a musical instrument, paint... Read more

Real Life

There are times, and I suspect I speak for most of us when I say this, when we feel like were merely bystanders to our own lives. There are times when we feel mired and habit, withdrawn and small. Even though we want to take a stand about something we c... Read more

Discovering Juneteenth

Juneteenth came out of nowhere, didnt it?  To my knowledge nobody was asking that this day, celebrated almost exclusively by Black Texans, be turned into a federal holiday.  It wasn’t until my early 30s that I even heard of Juneteenth even though my fat... Read more

Happy Pride Month to All!

In June, the beautiful tapestry of LGBTQ+ identities is honored during Pride Month. Celebrating the diverse experiences of individuals across the gender and sexual orientation spectrums makes our community richer. The journey of self-discovery is an int... Read more

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Neurodiversity and No Self – A Lesson in Acceptance

Living your life as an Autistic person, I sometimes feel out of place. Autistic people are only 1.5% of the population. We are not the only ones out of place, POC in a White dominated society, being LGBTQ+ in a straight world, also feel out of place. T... Read more