Archive for March 1st, 2012

What an honor! I really appreciate Dr. Amos’ take on grief. He has been supporter of not pathologizing grief by posting about the crazy ideas of the APA and the DSM-5 changes. I love his blog and feel blessed at his kind words. It makes the time and energy worth it to know people are reading and appreciating my words.
Thank you to everyone who follows this blog!
A bow to you, a buddha to be

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Mindful Lifestyle - Devoted to Healing & Being

Have you thought about what triggers your migraines?  For me, food was a huge trigger. . . I have so much to say on this subject but to get us going, I wanted to leave you a list of foods that are known food triggers for many people.  There are several reasons why these foods are on the list:

  • high tannins
  • high tyramine levels
  • glutamates of some kind (natural and free or MSG)
  • things like citrus that have antihistamine properties
  • foods that are more likely to have a higher mold content. . .

My best advice is to do an elimination diet. Take each of these classes of food out of your diet for a month and then reintroduce them one at a time.

Keep in mind that one food might be your trigger, but the more triggers you pile on top of each other, the more likely you…

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Wake Up Festival — sponsored by Soundstrue.com

Here is how the retreat is described:

Transformation is a process that draws its power from the depths of this very moment. When we’re fully present and seeing clearly, we can access the fullness of our compassion, courage, creativity, and joy—the very qualities that will sustain us and support our future vision as we go about our lives.

The Wake Up Festival is your opportunity to deepen your appreciation of the preciousness of the moment, all the while celebrating together the dreams and aspirations that make you uniquely you. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Teachers:

Jack Kornfield

David Whyte

Rick Hanson

Matthew Fox

Reginald Ray

Ken Cohen

Shinzen Young

Tami Simon

and more. . .

Learn Transformative Spiritual Practices from Great Spiritual Teachers.

This retreat will be in beautiful Estes Park, CO. . . absolutely breathtaking.

To find out more, click the link above to their website!


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For those of you who might be in the Tenneessee area… Spring in Knoxville was always a wonderful time for me. I look forward to spring semester almost like I did Autumn in Connecticut, well, almost… A Spring renewal retreat looks like a perfect way to usher in a new season of growth.

One Dharma Nashville

A Weekend of Mindfulness

Spring Renewal Meditation Retreat

Thursday Evening, April 26 through Sunday Noon, April 29

Led by Lisa Ernst

The thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,

 A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,

This is the best season of your life.


Please join us at a beautiful retreat site near Kingston Springs Tennessee for a three day silent mindfulness meditation retreat. The practice of mindfulness brings us into a deep awareness that sees and touches life with an open and unbiased heart. In this weekend of sitting and walking meditation, we will have the opportunity to embrace this time of renewal as we enliven and deepen our practice. We will cultivate continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with greater openness, lovingkindness and compassion.

The retreat will be held at Bethany Hills Retreat Center.  Retreat…

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crematorium at karme choling retreat center in...

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“The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes oneself.”

~~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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