September 2011


September 27, 2011

I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me in my journey from panic to peace. The response to Learning to Breathe has been humbling and a bit overwhelming. So I took a break from blogging and tweeting. I went out to my front porch, to my hammock. And someone started a conversation with [...]

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Today Show

September 25, 2011

Speaking live on national television for The Today Show was a true joy, thanks to my meditation practice and the help I received from my teachers and healers while I was learning to breathe over the last couple of years. I am grateful to everyone who helped me to heal.

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Upping My Meds

September 22, 2011

In 24 hours I will be appearing on the Today Show. I will be telling millions of people how I’ve healed. Yikes. I am upping my meds (meditation.) I am lying in bed before dawn, listening to my breath. Breathing.

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September 20, 2011

I drove into the city to give a copy of my book to my friend Barbara. While I was putting money into the meter, a police officer began writing me a parking ticket. I raced back to my car and began questioning her. “Look at me,” she said firmly but politely. I looked into her [...]

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September 17, 2011

Waiting for my book to be published, I try channeling this calm llama I saw from the side of a road on Martha’s Vineyard.

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September 15, 2011

This is an anxious time. What can I do while I wait for my book to be published? I can try and slow down my breathing, my walking and my talking. Here I am, taking it slow on Upper Broadway:

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A Letter to My Fifteen Year Old Self

September 14, 2011

When I was invited to blog for the anxiety section of Psychology Today, I got anxious. And I decided that my posts there would be a letter to myself as a teenager:

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September 10, 2011

Jack’s friend Andy gave us a tour of his hometown, Detroit. We’d heard stories of urban decay, abandoned homes, hopes and dreams. But what he showed us was the heart and soul of a beautiful city and its proud people. When we came across The Heidelberg Project, I was blown away. Originally conceived by one [...]

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September 8, 2011

On my first meditation retreat, with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, he compared the practice of meditation to a river, where thoughts flow freely, sometimes too rapidly, but in a fluid fashion. Here is the Huron River running through Ann Arbor:

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Ann Arbor

September 5, 2011

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is a beautiful sight. Hundreds of tomatoes put me into a trance. Here’s just a quarter of what one gorgeous stand had to offer:

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