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Zen Quotes for October

Since moving to the country a year and a half ago, I’ve been engaged and busy with so many exciting new things that I put teaching my meditation classes and workshops on the shelf as I adjusted to my new lifestyle. On Monday this week I led my first meditation workshop up here in Hudson. [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:00+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Quotes|0 Comments

Just Sitting

Although we may find ourselves sitting down through much of the day, how many of us ever make a conscious decision just to sit? Usually, when we’re sitting, we are also driving or eating or working or watching a movie or relaxing. Sitting is usually about something other than just sitting. And if we’ve ever [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:07+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Expect Nothing|1 Comment

The Practice of Being Still

We can be moving at a furious pace even when we’re not in motion. This activity is usually our mind working overtime, which can cause stress, distress, anxiety, and health problems. The solution then is simple: Slow down the movement of our mind. But when our mind continues to move, even after our body is [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:08+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Expect Nothing|0 Comments

‘Mindfulness’ Meditation Alters Gene Expression

"... a new study conducted by researchers working in Wisconsin, Spain, and France shows that mindfulness can even affect your genes. Specifically, the study shows that mindfulness can limit the "expression" of genes associated with inflammation. "The changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs," study co-author Dr. Perla Kaliman, a researcher [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:13+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Healthy Living|0 Comments