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Moving: A Metaphor for A Life Transition
August 23, 2009 – 7:20 pm | No Comment
Moving: A Metaphor for A Life Transition

I am on the move again for the fifth time in my adult life. As I am a New Yorker, my moves have always had a certain “Woody Allen-esque” quality to them. All of …

True Grit: Being Mindful of the Journey
April 23, 2009 – 3:00 am | 11 Comments
True Grit: Being Mindful of the Journey

On a superficial level, it is easy to cast grit and mindfulness as polar opposites. One can mistakenly conclude that perseverance is an antonym for Kabat-Zinn’s concept of non-doing. To some, hooked on the adrenalin of achievement, of triumphing over one impossible goal and then another, the practice of mindfulness might seem like a colossal waste of valuable time better spent achieving something.

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