March 2010

My Brain Pundit

March 30, 2010

Dr. Andrew Newberg discusses some of what he might discover about my brain:

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Scanned Again

March 29, 2010

After practicing lovingkindness meditation for seven weeks, I went back to the University of Pennsylvania, back to Dr. Andrew Newberg, to get my brain scanned again. Andy will evaluate the scans in a few weeks to see what, if any, changes have taken place in my brain while I’m meditating. My buddy Monica came to [...]

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Pastor Jim’s Sangha

March 28, 2010

Lee and Sophia DeBoer’s son James is a student at Yale Divinity School. We had the honor of hearing him preach at a Congregational Church in Connecticut. The young man we’ve known since his first day on earth taught us a great deal about courage and love, light and darkness. The congregation was truly a [...]

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March 27, 2010

Making lazy circles in the sky…

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Lee and Soph’s

March 24, 2010

We visited our friends Lee and Sophia at their beautiful home in rural Connecticut. I lay down in their backyard, looked up at the sky and sighed.

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Just Breathe

March 22, 2010

For forty years, whenever I’d tell my mother I was anxious, she’d say “Just breathe.” Until this year, I could never do that. Here’s her advice to me now:

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Betty Testifies

March 21, 2010

People keep remarking on how radiant my skin looks. I do use a special exfoliating scrub, but I think people are just seeing the change inside me. Betty has been my mother’s outstanding caregiver for 9 years. I’ve been meditating for 9 months. We’ve been through a lot together. This is the CD she talks [...]

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A Peaceful Visit

March 19, 2010

My mother: My trip home:

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