Stop Telling Me My Meditation Practice is the Same as Brushing My Teeth

How many times have we heard this: “You want to get your meditation practice to be so part of your routine, that it’s just like brushing your teeth!” But it's not like brushing your teeth. We don’t brush our teeth for 20 minutes at a time. Let’s not minimize what we’re doing here. I also …

Day One of My First Silent Meditation Retreat: Staring Down the Schedule

I'd been toying with the idea of attending a Meditation Retreat for many years. I had fantasies of sitting in silent meditation in perfect lotus pose for days on end and emerging from the retreat enlightened, blissed out, rainbows and light streaming out of me. But of course there was also a lot of hesitation. …

Power Yourself

The good work is in showing up to the moment exactly in front of you and choosing effort. Some examples: Snooze button? Effort says no Meditate right now at 6am as planned? Effort says meditate. Walk or Uber to work today? Effort says walk A heaping glass of wine with dinner tonight? Effort says no …

Finding the High

Have you ever had runner’s high? For many years I thought it was fake. I would run two or three miles, sporadically, and think...I don’t get it. Running is running. I thought the people who said they would get a high were lying...or at the very least embellishing. And then I met my husband and we started running together consistently. …