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 There are times when we feel mired and habit, withdrawn and small.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

International Women's History Month Blog - Meditation on Women's History by Sidney Wegener

A Meditation on Women’s History

Honoring the women who teach meditation, wisdom, compassion and the Dharma   For National Women’s History Month, InsightLA thanks and honors all the women around the globe who teach meditation, wisdom, compassion, and the Dharma in its many for... 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

Two butterflies

The Myth of Our Forever Person

Our loved ones will one day leave us. Friends get mad and change priorities. People move away. Even a great, long marriage can end in untimely death. There is no Forever Person, and it’s a painful truth to sit with. But it is also one of the most libe... Read more