What to Do About Your Mean Streak

This post was originally published on this siteInternet trolling, bullying, and epidemic snarkiness (online, in the grocery store, or even directed wordlessly to random people walking by) seems to be the new black. Sometimes I wonder, is this our paradigm now? Are we becoming meaner? Is our nature essentially nasty? Have we stopped noticing how […]

Nourish Yourself By Honoring What’s Present For You Now

This post was originally published on this siteI love to cook. The kitchen was where, as a child, I first discovered that I could be a creator. As I explored and experimented with all kinds of dishes, I came to appreciate that it’s not just the ingredients, but how you work with them, that makes […]

Why Happiness Isn’t Always Comfortable

This post was originally published on this siteThuddd. That was the sound my body made when it slammed against the mat. Along with being a mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist, I am also an actor. Once upon a time, much to everyone’s surprise, I was hired with no prior experience to do a stunt in a […]

Deepen Your Connections and Sense of Belonging

This post was originally published on this siteI didn’t fit in at my high school. I yearned for the admiration and embrace of my classmates, but always felt different and distant from them. Among my desperate attempts to fit in was the time I showed up to prom in a dress I hoped would bring […]

A Mindful Pity Party: Meditating While Sick

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s a beautiful weekend. Probably the first beautiful weekend we’ve had in a while and…I’m sick! A kindly friend gently reminds me it’s only a throat virus, and I internally combust: NO, it’s not ONLY a throat virus, pal, it’s MY throat virus…it’s happening to me…which makes it […]