New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

4 Radical Ways My Family has Gone Green

My life has changed remarkably over the past seven years. Seven years ago, I lived in Austin, Texas with electricity, indoor plumbing and central air and heating. I drove a car almost every day and ate plenty of foods from bags, cans, boxes and frozen boxes—in other words, your typical middle-class American life. Then, life… Continue reading 4 Radical Ways My Family has Gone Green

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, The New Story

Living Eco-Logically: What It Means to Be Green

{Read the full post on elephant journal.} Being green is more than merely checking off a list of sustainable to-dos: canvas grocery bags (check), recycle and compost (check), conserve water and electricity (check). Green is the color of the heart chakra—it is soothing, calming, the color of love, generosity, kindness and friendship. Green is the… Continue reading Living Eco-Logically: What It Means to Be Green

Living from the Heart

Metta Check-in

Metta is a simple, peaceful and powerful technique of visualization and repetition of aspirations, or good wishes. Here’s an example of a metta meditation that you can adapt for your own personal practice: I sit on the ground with my legs crossed. I sit tall, feeling strong and grounded. I gently close my eyelids, and… Continue reading Metta Check-in