Slowing Down My Life, One Moment at a Time

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Health, Meditation, Writing, Yoga | No Comments
Slowing Down My Life, One Moment at a Time

This has been a week of Slowing Down. One moment at a time. And now that Saturday is almost here, it’s a chance to step back from the fast-paced world of technology — iPhones, non-stop Facebook videos, and distracted one-line messages to friends. But it’s not just the online world that has been dragging me […]

Moving Into Meditation — By Not Moving

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Meditation, Yoga | No Comments
Moving Into Meditation — By Not Moving

Meditation has never been fun. In his first sermon at the Deer Park, I doubt the Buddha said to his disciples, “You should stop by BuddhaWorks on Friday night. We’ll be sitting around until our butts go numb and we come face-to-face with our annoying monkey minds. And by the way, there will be a […]

How Is Technology Affecting Your Family and Children?

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Health, Technology | No Comments
How Is Technology Affecting Your Family and Children?

Once upon a time, children and bicycles went hand in hand. These days it’s technology that’s in their hands — iPods, iPhones and other smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles. Children’s interest in this technology is undeniable. In response to this, parents try to encourage children to watch educational videos online and schools often attempt to […]

Four Ways to Avoid Technology-Related Health Risks

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Business, Health, Technology | No Comments
Four Ways to Avoid Technology-Related Health Risks

Americans use electronic media 11 or more hours a day, according to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report. This puts them at risk of many technology-related health problems. The bulk of this time is taken up by traditional activities like watching TV and listening to the radio. But it also includes time glued to smartphones, computers and […]

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Fitness, Health | No Comments
How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

The benefits of exercise are clear, but how much should you be doing each week? And how hard should you work out? It turns out that most of us could stand to squeeze more exercise into our day. But we can probably get away with moderate exercise like walking. Exercising Lags Behind Screen Time If […]

Triple Ginger Cookies With Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Recipes | No Comments
Triple Ginger Cookies With Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips

When I was a child, I didn’t even know what ginger was. Sure, I ate ginger snaps, but they were the tasteless, cardboard-like ginger cookies that could break your teeth unless you soaked them in your milk (I didn’t know what soy milk was back then, either). But now, fresh ginger is one of my […]

Yoga Teachers: Shut Up and Let Yoga Happen

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Yoga | 7 Comments
Yoga Teachers: Shut Up and Let Yoga Happen

I’m always amazed by how much yoga teachers talk during their yoga classes. Sometimes it feels like I’m attending a lecture on life, the universe, and everything. Not a class where the goal is to quiet down the mind (or the “mind-stuff” as it’s called in the Yoga Sutras). As you sweat your way through […]

Water, Water Every Where: The Fight for Free and Clean Water

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Health, Science | No Comments
Water, Water Every Where: The Fight for Free and Clean Water

Just as the spring rains have finally started to fall, the struggle for clean water is everywhere in the news. But unless we change our ways soon, there may not be a drop to drink … at least one that’s clean or free. Nestlé Seeks to Profit From Oregon Spring Water As droughts continue to […]

The Karma of Our Brains

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Science, Yoga | No Comments
The Karma of Our Brains

Buddhism has embraced the concept of karma for thousands of years, but neuroscience is quickly catching up as it unravels the mechanisms that determine how our brains are shaped by our thoughts and actions. Central to the Buddhist form of karma is the understanding that our own suffering — or dukkha — results from the […]

Pigeonhole Paradox Shows How the Future Can Affect the Present

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Science | No Comments
Pigeonhole Paradox Shows How the Future Can Affect the Present

As if entangled quantum particles — what Einstein called “spooky particles at a distance” — weren’t strange enough, researchers from Chapman University in Orange, California, have shown mathematically that any two particles in the universe could be linked together, even if they’ve never interacted before … simply by measuring their quantum properties. But in a […]