Get Ready, Get Set…

I have been trying to meditate on and off for a long time. And my husband Jimmy has the evidence to prove it. He’s caught me in some interesting locations over the last year: In a field in St. Laurent de la Vernade, France In a cave in Cappadoccia, Turkey...

Don’t Doubt the Dalai Lama

“My religion is kindness,” the Dalai Lama tells people regularly. Since 2002, I have been engaged in a wonderful interfaith dialogue, touring the country with Ranya Idliby and Suzanne Oliver to promote our book, The Faith Club. We’ve had the honor of speaking to...

Chocolate Buddhas

My wise editor, Leslie, sent me a wonderful box of chocolates, made by Garrison Confections in Rhode Island. Her intent was to fortify my soul and keep me happy and motivated as I begin my new meditation practice. I was thrilled to unwrap Chocolate Buddhas! Inspired...

The Autobiography of My Brain

I’ve been focused on my mother’s brain for the last seven years, noting how it’s changed. Now my brain is the 56 year old star of a new book I’m writing. That’s the good news. The bad news is that my brain can’t come up with a great...