Grasping Aparigraha

“Throughout college and my years in the army, I practiced racquetball in much of the same way I would later practice yoga: I made a study of it. Toward the end of this time I was watching two advanced players. The younger one was rushing about. The older one seemed to play with very little

Bring Your Whole Self to the Party.

Tell us your tales but don’t leave out the heartbreak because we suffer it too. Everyone wants to know that they are not alone. Everyone wants to know that something, someone or some energy is out there waiting to receive them exactly as they are. You have this ability with you now. I suggest that

A Response to “Low Self-Esteem, Narcissism & the Need for Perfection”

Below is a response I received to my recent post regarding the continuum of mental health and the intersection of self-worth, narcissism and perfectionism. This woman’s words provide such a powerful example of how the need for perfection sneaks its way into our lives, shaping us–literally (in this case) and figuratively–without us even realizing it. It

The Pitfalls of Mindfulness for the Anxious Mind

This morning, in-between seeing patients on rounds with the neurology team, we were discussing the potential for psychological disturbances to manifest themselves as physical symptoms. The mind body connection is strong, so much stronger than we may ever fully realize. I find it so encouraging that a topic such as the mind-body connection is being