Category Archives: Simplicity

“…in the end, health is just a byproduct of learning to cook.”

“You could argue that cooking is the activity that most defines us as humans. Dolphins have a language; crows can create tools, but only humans can cook. By cooking, we transform the mundane into something sacred. And then we share … Continue reading

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How do we know…

How do we know if our practice is a real practice? Only by one thing: more and more we just see the wonder. What is the wonder? I don’t know. We can’t know such things through thinking. But we always … Continue reading

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Looking Right Here and Now

My spastic blogging in the last months of 2012 can be blamed on moving from Greenfield, MA back to the Boston area. It took more physical and psychic energy than I anticipated. A year ago, I moved to western MA … Continue reading

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Mindful eating: awareness at the beginning of the process

When we eat, so often one phase of the process mechanically leads to the next. A regular mindful eating practice (once a day or once a week) brings attention to this ordinary act, so fraught with suffering for so many. … Continue reading

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Balance

When I created this mixed media piece I wasn’t sure of the meaning–I rarely am when I start working with materials. I love that intuitive approach to art-making. For me, the most authentic work is made when I stay in the … Continue reading

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The Holiness of the Heart’s Affections

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” ~ John Keats Sometimes I forget about the centrality of love and creativity/art/imagination, whatever you wish to call it, in healing but … Continue reading

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Changes and an Apology

An apology to my followers–and to those who have liked these posts and looked forward to reading more. I have been pre-occupied with Life! 🙂 I’ve also been thinking long and hard about how I want to spend my time. … Continue reading

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Do Not Become Anything

A quote from one of my favorite teachers. I did not have the privilege of meeting Ajahn Chah while he was alive but his words are very much alive and relevant. His teachings were always simple and straightforward. “Do not … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Macaroni and Cheese

White carbs and processed cheese-what could be better? Just about anything of course, but if you grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, the heyday of “labor saving” processed foods, white elbow macaroni baked with sliced cheese was one of … Continue reading

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Paula Revisited

I visited Paula Deen’s site, now that the hubbub of her T2 diabetes revelation is in remission. I wanted to see how her diabetes-themed site, Diabetes in a New Light, has evolved and if PaulaDeen.com has changed. There are Krispy … Continue reading

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