Descending Inward: An Encounter with Nature, Dharma and Neuroscience in the Grand Canyon

Mindful Living

DESCENDING INWARD An encounter with nature, dharma and neuroscience in the Grand Canyon “Wilderness begins in the mind” -John Muir Intention and offerings “If I lose my direction, I have to look for the North Star, and I go to the north. That does not mean I expect to arrive at the North Star. I just want to go in that direction.” -Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace I looked one last time at my backpack, satisfied, […]

March 14, 2018

Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world. It follows on from the work of the 2015 Lancet Commission, which concluded that the response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”. The Lancet Countdown aims to track the health impacts of climate hazards; health resilience and adaptation; health co-benefits of climate change […]

December 29, 2017

On Suicide

Mindful Living

Dedicated to those who are thinking about suicide, and those who have passed by their own hand. May all beings find happiness and health, may we all be safe and free. By the time you finish reading this article, one person in the US will have killed herself or himself. I recently had the sad and shaking experience of walking through the moments before what turned out to be a suicidal gesture. I could see […]

June 25, 2015

What is Mindful Living?

Mindful Living

Welcome to the mindful living blog! Our intention is to use this space to bring topics that will inform your choices in health, happiness and wellness. We thought that the appropriate first blog should be on mindful living: what does it mean to live mindfully? And, what is mindfulness anyway? In the East, mindfulness is a meditative technique, a vehicle to know the mind, with the ultimate goal of reducing suffering in the world through […]

February 20, 2015