• What do you want to do with your precious life?

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver At the beginning of my work, when eating disorders were first being named and talked about, I was very naïve. I thought that once people understood the harm that our “thin ideal” body image created, the obsession…

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  • Spirtual Hunger 

    Mother Teresa, responding to a question about her impressions of the United States, said that we are poorer here than even the “poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta.” She said that Americans are spiritually poor, worse by far than the worst material poverty.  A Tibetan lama escaped Tibet by walking to India…

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  • Meditation Basics for Yourself and to Help Others

    There are many books and a mountain of scientific articles on meditation and its benefits. This article is a brief overview, and reflects my Buddhist training. Keep in mind however, that many traditions have meditation, including Christian and Jewish. The word, “meditation” is used for many activities, including contemplation, however, it actually refers to training…

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