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I found myself talking with friends about anger the other day. Specifically, my anger and all of my efforts to not "Hulk out" in front of my children. Hulking out means that I raise my voice more and respond less patiently than I like; it means that I'm reacting rather than mindfully acting, usually in a … Continue reading Cultivating Peace Within Chaos, Or How Not to Hulk Out
Not all changes need to be radical. Not all effects need to intense. Even a slight tremor rocks the earth, and we still call it an earthquake.
I think about my three-year old daughter when I think about satya, or truthfulness. It's an old joke that children have few, if any, filters, and those moments of blunt, clear-spoken clarity are often repeated through the years as part of the family lore. "Remember when little Hilda said...?" Laughter bursts out, usually accompanied by … Continue reading Curious George Goes to Yoga: Satya and the Art of Cleaning Glasses
I've been having a rough time of it lately. Nothing terrible, just the accumulation of small things over time that have me feeling worn out, harried, and overwhelmed sometimes. I know that the continual beating of water and grit can smooth sharp edges and fog the translucency of glass, creating something that's almost comforting to … Continue reading Da-Da-Da!