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outbreath meditation

Meditation using your breath is an age-old practice. Using your breath – as opposed to a candle flame or prayer beads or a mala – as a point of focus is so convenient, because your breath is always with you. This is obvious but worth…

Book Signing

Join me this coming Saturday, September 28 from 12 to 2:30 at Summerhill Market for a book event. I’ll be signing copies of The Heart that Heals Itself: Discovering Emotional Riches through Meditations & Reflections.And ask me about my new book on neuroscience and habit…

Of Roses and Stones & La Petraia

La Petraia, the entrancing estate of Susan and Michael Grant in Tuscany, was ours for one unforgettable day during the recent ‘The Heart that Heals Itself’ Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat in Italy. Situated in the pristine mountains of Chianti, La Petraia has been written up…

All Hearts are Not Equal

As I prepare to go to Italy for The Heart that Heals Itself Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat, I am reviewing the functions of the human heart – from the physical to the metaphorical to the metonymical.Traditional civilizations throughout history thought that each of us had…