Come Home to the Present

Come Home to the Present

  Thomas Merton says that that there are “possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment,” and encourages us to embrace them with “courage, faith and hope.” I wrote about that last week. Thankfully, there is also rest in the...
Make a Ripple

Make a Ripple

This is a day in which nothing seems like it could possibly be enough. The donation is probably too small. The facebooks likes not numerous enough. Church not enough, social action not enough, loving kindness meditation not enough. And yet, and yet, today I took more...
Going Mainstream with Meditation

Going Mainstream with Meditation

I’m excited to hear how often meditation comes up in everyday conversation and to see how many students (even in my English classes) raise their hands when I ask if anyone has meditated. And now, it seems, even the New York times is embracing meditation!  Check...
A Year of Discovery

A Year of Discovery

It’s been a year of discovery not only in my writing, but also in how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation more completely into my life. Finding good resources are key when learning and trying new things. A site I find most helpful—and, as it is Madison based, a...