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What can we do after Orlando?

50 dead, 53 injured. Traumatized survivors. Doubled-over loved ones. A city, a state, a nation reeling in disbelief and horror. The worst mass shooting in US history. This kind of tragedy brings us to our knees. And it gives us pause. What can we do after Orlando? The short answer: love more. It’s that simple. […]

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Lovingkindness Meditation

Lovingkindness meditation, known as “metta” meditation – and “metta” is a Pali word for “friend” — is a classic Buddhist practice of goodwill.  This practice is said to bring many benefits of peacefulness and protection.  This is a deceptively simple practice in which you begin the focus on yourself and later direct your attention to […]

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In defense of hope

I love research professor and scholar Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, for all of her important and excellent work around vulnerability, shame, and perfectionism. She is smart, funny, a great presenter (check out her TED talk) and a fellow Texan, but this small quote, attributed to Brown, bugs me: “Hope is a function of struggle.” ~Brené […]

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