Year: 2017

Tea Ritual

Tea Ritual

This morning was daylight savings Sunday and I woke unusually early. I could hear the small pattering of rain leftover from the night. I headed for the kitchen and heated some water. Every morning, I spend a few minutes sitting quietly with a cup of […]

If You Own One Thing in the World…

If You Own One Thing in the World…

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Elizabeth Appell Almost everyone lives out of the misguided belief that they aren’t enough. Caught in the comparative mind, we judge […]

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry is a superhero, capable of leaping out of the present in a single bound. Its hidden power is the ability to travel through time in a split second. But at the end of the day, turns out worry is just a pint of ice-cream […]

Nerdo Science

Nerdo Science

In an earlier post I gave a simplified introduction to four key regions of the brain that influence how we feel. The most important take-away is the understanding of how the neural circuits work. There is a circuit for every thought, feeling, and action we […]

Spicy Hierloom Gazpacho

Spicy Hierloom Gazpacho

This oil-free, nut-free gazpacho has a lot of kick thanks to delicious and smoky chipotle powder. It’s the perfect soup for the summer/fall intersection when juicy tomatoes give way to luscious corn. Ingredients Base: 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes soaked 1 cup celery, chopped 1/3 cup […]

The “Feeling” Brain

The “Feeling” Brain

Most people know by now that the human brain developed in three stages. The first to come along was the stem brain which we inherited from dinosaurs, next came the limbic followed by the prefrontal cortex, which – for better or worse – sets us […]

Magical Myth

Magical Myth

Never before in human history has there been such a global expression of emptiness and longing, of alienation and heartfelt connection. It’s this crazy mixed bag of experience and it’s happening fast. We hunger for happiness and, like any other biological need, not getting it […]

Veggie Sushi

Veggie Sushi

Tasty vegan sushi rolls complete with cauliflower rice, avocado, veggie fixings of your choice and a delectable pistachio miso dipping sauce. Many don’t realize that the dark greenish paper wrapping around traditional sushi is actually a variety of seaweed called nori. High in trace minerals […]

Finding What You Didn’t Lose

Finding What You Didn’t Lose

Finding What You Didn’t Lose When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood. When it […]