This year, the social climate feels a little different to me.  I’m aware of the tension in relationships across groups – political, religious, racial, etc. There seems to be more sensitivity and more potential than usual for disagreements to erupt.  So, as you move through your procession of holiday gatherings, add an extra measure of […]

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I don’t know a soul without bias of some kind. In the workplace, and in every part of life, creating and sustaining spaces and places where people, with their differences and similarities, come together peacefully and work together harmoniously, is a real challenge.  Even the best intentioned among us harbor some degree of conscious or […]

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Once again, research affirms what we know about the benefits of spending time in natural settings.  Exposure to green trees, grass, bushes, and flowers, as well as blue spaces – those with still or running water – renews and refreshes us, helps us feel more connected to life. Walking among nature also restores and rewires […]

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This year, Today Show’s Natalie Morales said her 2014 resolution is to live in the present.  She said it so fast, that I’m not sure she even took it seriously. Living in the present sounds like such a simple goal – unless you’ve tried to achieve it.  If you have, you know how difficult fully […]

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Dear Teressa, Could you please provide tips to stay grounded and focused despite being surrounded by people who aren’t?  Also how can I cultivate and encourage a friend’s talent without over stepping boundaries? Lilliana   Dear Lilliana, Years of experience suggests that being grounded – with balanced physical, mental and emotional energy and attention focused […]

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Many of you wrote in response to last week’s post, “Hurricane Sandy: My Personal Pivot Point.”  Your words were kind.  Your offers of help were genuine and generous.  You opened up your homes, extending an invitation to visit, escape the chaos and rest.  And, knowing that you’re praying for us, enveloping us in loving thought, […]

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There were no mantra’s or memorization. There was no ancient language. I learned that at its most basic, meditation is about doing nothing. It’s about stopping our racing mind long enough for it to clear and function more efficiently. I can do that. I can do “nothing.” Or can I?

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