Taming the Monkey Mind: Total Immersion

I woke up at 2:30 this morning, unable to go back to sleep.  I do that sometimes. I moved to the couch in my office, picked up my computer, and promptly began to research yoga and meditation retreats. You know, as one does in the middle of the night when slumber is elusive. I feelContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Total Immersion”

Learning to Breathe

I’ve never been very good at breathing.  My childhood was spent with perpetual croup, the seal-barking cough echoing through the house at all hours.  Eventually, I was diagnosed with asthma, my lungs plied with drugs that were supposed to encourage them to relax.  Regardless of the dosages and names of the medications, I always failedContinue reading “Learning to Breathe”