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July 2017

What Poison Ivy Taught Me about the Dharma

By | 2017-07-25T07:55:53+00:00 July 25th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured|

A historical Soto Zen Buddhist named Gikai once said: “Dignified manner is the Buddha Dharma; decorum is the essential teaching.” I was jarred when I first read this, and I didn’t understand. How could Buddhist practice be reduced to what sounded like simply “acting nice” or “sitting up straight?” Once I was covered in [...]

The Reason Why Change is So Hard

By | 2017-07-15T17:31:43+00:00 July 15th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, Wellness|

When we notice that we’re procrastinating, seeking distraction, being harsh or critical, rationalizing quitting or putting something off, stressing out about not being able to do something, we should pause.   By Leo Babauta Many of us have things we’d like to change: our exercise and diet habits, procrastination and productivity habits, patience [...]