A hand-washing meditation for healthy minds and bodies

My first meditation breakthrough came while washing dishes at a Zen retreat nearly 15 years ago. Before this brief glimpse of enlightenment, dish washing and breath counting were chores: necessary, but not exactly joy-inducing. Today, my dishwasher is typically empty and unused; I prefer to wash dishes by hand, creating the opportunity to quiet my [...]

The top four movies for finding your authentic self — part 1

I was stuck for decades. Years and years of writing the same thing in my journals, suffering through jobs that didn’t feel like they fit me, relationships that weren’t working, trying on different identities in search of myself… all in search of making whatever felt wrong go away, and start feeling right. Things finally started [...]