True kindness

How easy it is to be cruel when afraid, and how difficult it is to accept that we are all capable of terrible things...

Shaking Medicine with Bradford Keeney

I really enjoy Bradford Keeney and have read some of his books. He calls himself a recovering psychotherapist. His methods now are more shamanic in nature.

Saturday Mellow: The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering)

I recommend making this full-screen...or you an also just close your eyes and use it as a guided meditation.

healing journey — part 1 (brief thoughts from this morning to a friend)

The truth is my journey to healing has been so isolated, by necessity and because there has been NO available professionals with the appropriate skill sets, I've had to find my own healing path. This is, I imagine much more common than is ever let on. There are NO appropriate professionals available in a large... Continue Reading →

Roasted Beet Salad ( #foodie Friday)

This is a very easy and tasty salad. I used two large beets, but as you can see it's still a relatively small salad. Good for two to four servings depending on size. I don't generally feel inclined to pig out on beets even though I love them. I cut off the tops and the... Continue Reading →

Food chain: slavery in the USA (today), a sobering look at how food gets to our plates

A foodie Friday post. Another way our culture is based and sustained by the abuse of our fellow human beings is documented in this film. Until we root out all the abuses against the planet, life and humanity we will all continue to hurt. There is more interest in food now than ever before, yet,... Continue Reading →

More Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe (TED talk)

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

Three legged dogs

Twice in the last week I've seen people walking their very happy and vibrant 3 legged dogs.  Today when I saw the second one whose whole body was wagging with joy to see me, a stranger who wanted to pet it, I thought, that we might all be like these three legged dogs. Happy with... Continue Reading →

What I Have Learned So Far

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside, looking into the shining world? Because, properly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit to no labor in its cause? I don't think so....

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