Monthly Archives: November 2012

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Gratitude and (of all things) Politics

America’s annual consumerism orgasm is just passed. And if a little bit of post-sex let-down is to be expected, it may also be that some of us view the whole thing with negative feelings ranging from mild distaste to horror. … Continue reading

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Is there a Yoga for the Heart?

  Is there a yoga for the heart? Yes, and it’s called prayer. And its power does not depend on faith in God or sacred texts, but on the passionate commitment of the person who prays.  As Kierkegaard cautions: “Prayer … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: Time to stop digging?

“You don’t hit bottom,” says an old 12-step adage, “until you stop digging.” In other words: no bad experience, painful consequence, or downright awful time in and of itself will lead people to change. When we are thoughtless, reckless, destructively … Continue reading

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