Betty Testifies

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...

My Soul Doctor

I’ve spent every day for the last six weeks doing lovingkindness meditation. My husband has not. This has created an interesting dynamic! I had the good fortune to spend time with Rabbi Simon Jacobson recently. His sister Chanei made the introduction....

A Change Has Come

I’ve been meditating for almost nine months, and I’ve noticed that my voice has changed. It’s not as tense. My speech is slower. I’m no saint. Or monk, for that matter. I do still get angry at my husband. And yet…”Have you noticed...

What does it mean to be “Well?”

I just discovered a wonderful NYT blog called “Well,” edited by Tara Parker-Pope, who writes that “healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office. The road to better health is paved with the small decisions we make every day. It’s about the...

My Wish List

It’s been fascinating to see who pops into my head when I practice lovingkindess meditation. When I conjure up a teacher, I find that it’s not just Pema Chodron who comes to mind. It’s my friend Barbara, who’s taught me about fighting for...