Topic: Mindfulness

The Aquarium Age: Apr. 6-12

It’s an anything goes week, so don’t be surprised if your week is colored by surprising plot twists catalyzed by out-of-the-blue bolts of lightning. Uranus, the astro-symbol for th …

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The Mindful Vacation

Halfway into our silent seven-day mindfulness retreat my husband and I had a whopping argument. At least in my mind. One-sided fights are a challenge when you can’t talk. Howard an …

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To Be a “Life-ist”

What gives life is always unique to the moment. —by Carl Rabke Many years ago, my first meditation teacher was giving a talk at a bookstore and he said, “Truly, I consider myself l …

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Preparing Your Inner Self to Wed

In the midst of a Buddhist meditation retreat, in the summer of 2001, Carl asked me to marry him. With eyes and heart aglow, I said yes. It was so “us,” to get engaged at a Buddhis …

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Choosing Our Battles

A couple of years ago, a few months after my father’s death, I attended a retreat with Byron Katie, whose work had been recommended to me by a psychologist friend as being particul …

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