mindful grief holding hands

Mindful Grief

Recognizing the body pattern of grief, we can learn to soften to that tension instead of feeling defeated by the idea that fear and anger are our only alternatives. - Stephen Levine Why is it so hard to look at death? Why is it so hard to die? In t... Read more

Erica Lubliner, MD Psychiatry, Director, UCLA Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic

Erica Lubliner, MD Interview

For National Stress Awareness Month, InsightLA just wants to let you know that we are here for you. Take time for you, slow down, breathe, go outside and meditate. This week we present an Interview with Erica Lubliner, Director of UCLA Spanish Speakin... Read more



What is it about meditating with other people that feels so… good? I was recently asked this by a meditator I had never met before, who approached me after a drop-in sit.  There was awe and reverence in her question.  She said that her experiences in... Read more

learning to let go. Woman smiling with self compassion

Learning to Let Go

  A central aspect of mindfulness practice is learning to let go of expectations of how things should be or musings on how they should have been and rest in the experience of what is in the present moment. Practicing in this way without judging ... Read more

Life Balance

Inner and Outer Change: A Life Balance

Dear Friends, Our mindfulness practice helps us to recognize how inevitable change is. One thought disappears into the next, the breath arises and passes away, sounds we’re hearing come and go, the sensation we found so unpleasant one moment is g... Read more

Relaxed Woman Writing in Journal

Mindful Writing—A Path to Resilience

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”—Anne Frank “When you’re writing, you’re trying to find out something which you don’t know.”—James Baldwin I have been known to say, “The older I get, the more I... Read more