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No Mud, No Lotus

January 3, 2021

“No mud, no lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh This pen drawing of mine was inspired by the quote “No mud, no lotus” by the beloved Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. I have always been drawn to his teachings, and this quote in particular. I have transported his words into my therapy groups for years. Time and time again,...

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“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman   This morning on January 1st 2021, I opened my...

January 1, 2021

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” (Shunryo Suzuki) Yesterday my husband brought home a beautiful African Spear plant. I was delighted and surprised since I’m usually the one bringing home plants. When I asked about his inspiration for the plant, he proudly showed me the attached care tag and said “it...

October 23, 2020

“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.” (Tara Brach) During these times it is very tempting to turn away from painful emotions. We are constantly inundated with stressors on a personal and global level. As tempting as it is to self-medicate or constantly distract ourselves, this unique time is asking...

October 17, 2020

  As the days stretch on during this pandemic, it is clear that most of us are now running on fumes – feeling emotionally and physically depleted. We are swamped by an accumulation of stressors. Navigating through a nebulous cloud of uncertainty. In response, perhaps you have felt increasingly numbed out. Seeking distractions from inner and outer turmoil. Scrolling endlessly...

October 7, 2020

Art: Henck van Bilsen Way back in June 2011I posted a wonderful image that I had found while exploring the topic of mindfulness.  Mind full or Mindful? The only problem was that I could not find the artist! I received many emails from my blog readers asking if I knew the creator of this illustration. Well the mystery was solved...

December 10, 2012

Photo: Sara Roizen “The little things? The little moments?   They aren’t little.”   – Jon Kabat-Zinn                                         Today on the 5 train (headed to the Bronx) a man with an orange sharpie and a pad of paper drew a quick sketch of...

May 11, 2012