Samurai and Mindfulness

“Samurai believed the intense movements required for warfare emerged from a stillness of the mind. Many turned to Zen Buddhist practice of meditation to enhance concentration. On the battlefield, this technique freed warriors from distracting thoughts of uncertainty or fear.” I was at the Detroit Institute of Arts today and really enjoyed this reflection. WhateverContinue reading “Samurai and Mindfulness”

Emotional Courage

I’ve been using this TED talk in therapy lately- Susan David has come out with a new book and multiple social media outlets to share her experience with emotional agility. Part of this is emotional courage. Identifying our emotions, thoughts, and story is essential to an authentic life, connected to ourselves and thereby allowing usContinue reading “Emotional Courage”