Author Archives: Nancy

Becoming Aware 1:2

Situating Yourself: Busy Mind …continued from Becoming Aware 1:1 Throughout this process we will be studying our mind. We will see how it controls us and learn to what extent we have control over it. Being human, most of us … Continue reading

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A Wave, a Book, and a Contest

This is a short story about books, a dream and a contest. The other morning I was jolted awake at the end of a dream. I was walking into water about calf deep, a sea of some sort in front … Continue reading

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Mindful Quotes for November

With the change in weather, the darkening days and the upcoming holidays, I’m feeling a little melancholy today. The words I chose to share this month resonate for me as I dwell in this mood, and I hope something here … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening

How many of us know how to really listen? Do we know how to listen to our own mind as it careens out of control and races off on some tangent or other, into the past or the future? Or … Continue reading

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Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

I made these muffins in August when freshly picked blueberries and farm fresh zucchinis were abundant. But they are just as good any time of the year using frozen organic blueberries and whatever green zucchini you can find. They can … Continue reading

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Brush Painting

I’ve always been drawn to the simplicity, elegance and beauty of Asian ink painting. There is a calmness and serenity that seems to radiate from the delicate nature of each work of art. Earlier this year, with absolutely no training, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Terror

At the recent day of mindfulness on September 28, I gave a dharma talk about opening our hearts to another, to ourselves, to love… and how terrifying that can be. I thought about it for days before. Then I spent … Continue reading

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Mindful Quotes for October

With the changing weather, leaves beginning to fall, and the holidays and winter ahead of us, even in New York City I feel surrounded by nature. The message of impermanence abounds.   “Let us spend one day as deliberately as … Continue reading

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Breathing

This is where it all begins—and ends. The foundation of any quiet corner is breathing. If you breathe into your quiet corner and allow your breathing to direct you in your search, it will create space and quiet for your … Continue reading

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Becoming Aware 1:1

Situating Yourself: What is Our Purpose Here? Like everyone else, you probably are searching for something in this life to satisfy a dream, a longing, or something that you can’t even name. As you begin to read this book you … Continue reading

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