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Hope & Doubt

hope |hōp| – a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen: I hope this new medication works;  a person or thing that may help or save someone: This new medication is our only hope;  grounds for believing that something good may happen: The medical evidence gives us some hope that this medication will help. doubt |dout| – a feeling of uncertainty or lack … Continue reading

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Kindfulness

I was fortunate enough to get away recently for a 3 day silent meditation retreat at the Margaret Austin Center near Houston, Texas.  A few words about meditation retreats for my non-meditating friends:  In the Vipassana tradition, practitioners come together and follow … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Mindfulness From ABA Therapy

In my previous two posts, I talked about how my meditation practice has helped me cope with the struggles of parenting a disabled child.  Sometimes, however, the opposite happens and Sarah becomes my teacher. Ask any parent of a special … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Non-beautiful Elements

For many people, a significant part of self identity is based on the appearance of the body.  I am pretty.  I am fat.  I am black.  I’m a red-head.  We tend to make judgements about ourselves and create an entire persona around … Continue reading

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