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Spring, and the Upside of Change

Spring, and the Upside of Change

On Saturday the Sun inched across the equator, making its journey northward in the sky, and here in this northern hemisphere, marking the onset of Spring. In Colorado, the vernal equinox is a tease; spring plays a ‘hide-and-seek’ game that in this past week alone...
Beginning Again

Beginning Again

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”  The Buddha, circa 400 B.C.  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”  Martin Luther King, Jr., 1965  At the dawn of...
An Open Letter of Gratitude To My Teachers

An Open Letter of Gratitude To My Teachers

Late this winter, I learned that I was approved for certification as an MBSR teacher by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness–the culmination, in one sense, of a journey that began in 2003.  At that time, with a chronically ill son, a...