Category: patience

Even Amidst Tragedy, “All That We Are Arises With Our Thoughts”

When it comes to tragedy, loss or unexpected death (such as by accident, suicide, acts of violence, or natural disaster), our focus is naturally drawn toward what has been lost.  In our shock and sadness, we find ourselves spending countless hours wondering why and speculating about how something like this could happen.  It is also common in…

Yoga for Wellbeing

Yoga is a multi-faceted practice designed to unite the mental, physical and spiritual. The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind”.  Devotion to practice strengthens the body-mind connection and helps build insight and awareness. The physical practice, called asana, is only one limb of yoga. It was originally meant to…

Compassionate Self-Care

Most of us would never consider neglecting our children or pets.  That would be cruel.  We also know what happens when we neglect important relationships.  They wither and fade away.  Neglect our car, it malfunctions and dies.  Neglect our schoolwork or jobs, our performance suffers and we fall behind.  But, what about neglecting ourselves? Many…

Changing Harmful Behavior Patterns

We all engage in problematic behavior from time to time, despite the fact that we intellectually realize it’s not good for us.  When we do this repeatedly, it can feel like a painful trap we fall into over and over again that we are powerless to avoid.  These patterns can include things like turning to…