>Monks drink coffee

>Several years ago I spent some time at Tassajara. It’s a wonderful retreat that is owned by the San Francisco Zen community that also owns Green Gulch. Anyway, I was remembering one of my experiences there that remains vivid in my mind. The first morning, I was gently awakened by the monk walking on the […]

>Family Meetings

>When sharing with other parents, I often mention that our family has a weekly family meeting. They often ask me what we do and how it works. So here is what we do and how it works. It’s regularly scheduled on Sunday evenings. We all sit in a circle on the floor and light a […]

>Reclaiming one’s natural state of health

>This is from Ask and it is Given by Abraham-Hicks Do this process while lying in a comfortable place, the more comfortable, the better. Choose a time when you are not likely to be disturbed by anyone. Now, write this short list in a place where it will be easy for you to read, and […]

>Feel the discomfort and do it anyway

>On a daily basis I stretch beyond my comfort zone. As Barbara Stanny writes, your comfort zone is not necessarily comfortable, it’s just familiar. Here is what I’ve committed to doing over the next 30 days:1. think bigger2. act as if I’m worth it3. be direct and ask for what I want4. Talk about money […]

>Back to school hectic mornings!

>We’ve been back to school for 2 weeks now and each morning we seem to just struggle to get out of the door on time. I can’t tell you how tired I am of asking my son to get dressed, brush his teeth, etc. So I was reading in the Family Fun magazine a great […]