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Blessed with a Brain Tumor

It’s important to me that the resources offered here truly help us become more resilient – able to meet even the most difficult challenges of our lives with courage, compassion, and equanimity. Will Pye’s Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Realizing It’s All Gift and Learning to Receive is just such a resource. A dedicated student […]

Getting to the core of unresolved trauma

When patients are recovering from a traumatic event, clinicians want techniques that will reduce debilitating symptoms, shorten treatment time, and help patients open their lives back up. That’s why I wanted to send you a quick reminder about NICABM’s new webinar series that’s going on now. In Rethinking Trauma you’ll hear from experts who are […]

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving Kindness Meditation

(I teach the practice of loving kindness meditation in my book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, in workshops for clinicians and lay people alike, and in my Deepening Joy and Mindful Self-Compassion groups. The article below posted in Huffington Post Live on September 29, 2014. More and more research data validating […]

Six Skillful Ways to Deal with Disaster

(It’s completely a coincidence, but remarkable timing, that my article below was posted by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, in time for me to re-post on 9/11. May these tools prove useful to you and yours.) How do you stay resilient and resourceful when disasters threaten to swamp your boat?  […]


I recently recorded excerpts and exercises from Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, to be uploaded to my website to be freely and easily downloaded by folks who prefer learning by listening. The project brought me through some very steep learning curves and, sometimes, doing many scary things a day. One […]

Look Up

So many folks have forwarded me this link to Look Up, a witty, charming, provocative “rap” on social media. (Give them your love, don’t give them your “like.”) It’s a brief 5 minute video by Gary Turk that will make your day; 36 million views as of this post, and counting. The resource for recovering […]

We ARE Wired to Connect

Serendipitously, a friend sent me the story and photo below just as I was writing this month’s e-newsletter Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. Yes, our brains are wired to connect. Enjoy the poignancy of this story. Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive […]

Waking Up, Alive

Recovering resilience brings us immediately and often through the most difficult of human experiences – loss, betrayal, despair – to the recovery of possibilities, choices, and hope. Richard Heckler’s Waking Up, Alive is a deeply compassionate chronicle of that existential journey for those who have attempted suicide and, with hard work and perseverance, found their […]

Play is Good Medicine for the Winter Blahs

Things can look serious, even dire, in any season. The cold and grey of winter can make things feel more so. We’re now well into the new year; the luster of our new year’s resolutions may have faded a bit, too. Even five minutes of a playful experiment can restore energy and resolve. Here’s a […]

Laughter Around the World

(I had the privilege of teaching at the Yoga for Peace Symposium at the Sivananda Ashram-Bahamas two weeks ago, sharing the weekend with Joshua Goldstein, author of Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide, and Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns without Borders, USA. The resource for recovering resilience this week is […]

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