April 2010

Alright

April 30, 2010
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Turning Point

April 30, 2010

I had a very intense EMDR session. It took me many days to process the memories that surface. But finally, lying under thousands of lush cherry blossoms in my front yard, I meditated and realized that I will be alright. And alright is excellent.

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Faith

April 29, 2010

I visited my mother, and caught these wonderful moments…until my empty camera battery left the end of our conversation a lovely mystery.

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Jerusalem, Rhode Island

April 29, 2010
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Family Ties

April 27, 2010

I thought about my father’s family when I was up in Rhode Island, taking pictures of knotted ropes on the docks of Jerusalem. Families get into some tight situations. We can only untie the knots that we find too tight to bear when we are relaxed and focused. This is what the past can look [...]

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My Journey to Jerusalem

April 27, 2010

I have spent a lot of time this month with Gina Colelli, my EMDR therapist, surprised at the painful memories that have floated to the surface both in and out of her office. I was startled when I thought of my father’s Uncle Sam for the first time in 40 years,  and I told Gina [...]

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Pause and Meditate with Tara and Jack

April 26, 2010

Lucky Me. I took a workshop at Omega NYC with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, two compassionate therapists and wise Buddhist teachers. Tara speaks about the sacred pause and Jack leads a meditation: Lucky you.

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Lighting Up My Life

April 21, 2010

I think I’m onto something. I carried my orchid all over my house, and everyday nooks and crannies became moments of meditation, illuminating things like the last birthday card my mother ever sent me, conch shells I found 40 years ago, a woodcarving from Oaxaca, a vintage chocolate display, my doll collection, my Tibetan singing [...]

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Orchid Meditation

April 19, 2010

I carried Amy’s orchid all over my house, placing it near pictures of me and Jimmy. It functioned as a little cue, reminding me to meditate on the richness of our lives.

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Amy’s Orchid

April 18, 2010

My friend Amy gave me this happy flower the other day. I put it in my water bottle and took it home with me. It became a daily meditation tool.

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