Traveling the Noble Eight-Fold Path

Traveling the Noble Eight-Fold Path

After completing a walking session with a client who was ashamed of being estranged from her brother, Baris reflected on his own lingering shame as he headed back toward the office complex. Baris’s daughter Esma, 23, hadn’t gotten along with her father for...
Embracing the 4 Noble Truths

Embracing the 4 Noble Truths

Across 2019 I’ve been peeling back the many layers of Buddhist teaching that support mindfulness practices, and attempting to apply them to my self-care, relationships, and work. I’d been studying and trying to practice mindfulness for several years; but it was only...
Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness, and Starbucks

Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness, and Starbucks

I’m at a Starbucks, thinking about loving-kindness. My Saturday began early, journaling about loving-kindness while my youngest daughter, Olivia, got ready for us to drive to her high school. There, Olivia and the other freshmen are cheering on people of all...
Mindfulness and One Thing At a Time

Mindfulness and One Thing At a Time

Tiana was trying her best to maintain eye contact with the woman who was rambling on about homemade cookie recipes, and fight the temptation to look around and see who else was at the open house. “A lot of people don’t like raisins,” the woman was...