Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time to go inward and to contemplate about the forces and causes of happiness.

Perhaps look deeper through your own religious practices and values, whoever you believe in, and draw on its intended wisdom. Wisdom that brings you closer to peace, joy and a sense of connectedness. Of course, it is not […]

“If you see the Buddha, kill him”

“If you see the Buddha, kill him”

“If you see the Buddha, kill him.”

While this statement at the first encounter can evoke a sense of terror, apparently it’s a hyperbole. Hyperbole for letting go, even of the Buddha and his teachings. Meaning once a person attains full understanding of how things work, is naturally ethical in mind, body and speech, acting with […]

Teachings: One Arrow is Enough

Teachings: One Arrow is Enough

One Arrow is Enough
 

What is physical pain to you? Is it uncomfortable? Is it annoying when it persists? Is it unbearable at times? Perhaps all of the above. Working with my students on Mindfulness practices we often talk about getting to know all of your pains including physical, emotional, financial, with relationships, etc. Often due […]

Being Treated As Noble Beings! For Couples

Being Treated As Noble Beings! For Couples

Being part of a couple relationship is a great opportunity to practice and cultivate the sense of connectedness, compassion and love. Of course, with lives moving so fast it is easier to disconnect, criticize or blame. Often, we get lost in our own thoughts, expectations and emotions and disconnect from our partner; get caught up […]

Succeeding With An Alternative Addiction Treatment

Succeeding With An Alternative Addiction Treatment

Succeeding With An Alternative Addiction Treatment
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Traditionally, addiction treatment has been synonymous with 12-step recovery but what if it’s not working for you? Today there are many alternative treatment programs available with their own pros and cons. Let’s see what they offer and whether or not you should try them.
The Downside of 12-Step […]

Mindfulness of the World Interdependence Day!

Mindfulness of the World Interdependence Day!

Mindfulness of the
World Interdependence Day!
A Reflection by: Dr. Manijeh Motaghy
If there isn’t a World Interdependence Day, there should be one! More and more, not only scientists
and philosophers but also those who practice the art of reflection are becoming aware of how
dependent we all are and everything in the world really is. Without something being there […]

Our Practice Makes Us Perfect

Our Practice Makes Us Perfect

Won’t You Be Mine? Won’t You Be Mine? Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Mr Roger and Neighbor,

I was watching a video of Mr. Rogers from 1969 that someone posted on Facebook. Mr. Rogers was in front of the congress making a case for his television show to get approval for funding.  The congressman hearing his case […]

Navigating The Emotions of a Mother

Navigating The Emotions of a Mother

Navigating Emotions of a Mother

Self-Compassion Can Literally Save Your Life!

By: Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

May 17, 2018

 

This Mother’s Day was one of the most difficult occasions I’ve ever experienced. Most of you know that I lost my son less than a year ago. This was the first Mother’s Day without him. It was weired, somber.  I didn’t […]

Nudges on the Lake

Nudges on the Lake

Nudges on the Lake
By Joel McNenny, PC
I’ve always been a water person. My greatest memories of the joys of being alive center around lakes, rivers and oceans. I was one of those babies who learned to walk by diaper-floating. In my youth, waterskiing was the passion. My friends and I would go out after working […]

How To Deal with Failure in Business?

How To Deal with Failure in Business?

How to Deal With Failure in Business?
By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Mindful Management Consultant
Published in Huffington Post on 12/11/17
Failure is in the eye of the beholder. To me if I have done my best, kept my integrity in check, considered all those who are impacted by my actions and not caused any harm on the […]

Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course

Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course

1000: Kuroosh Compassionate
Recovery Program
1001: Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course
Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course is designed to begin to help ease the pain of families who are grieving for the loss of a loved one to addiction / alcoholism. This course will introduce an understanding of life/ death, the natural pains that accompany us, our desires […]

MAPS II: Cultivating Self-Compassion, Thurs 11AM

MAPS II: Cultivating Self-Compassion, Thurs 11AM

102: MAPs II: Cultivating Self-Compassion

Overview
Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I messed that up again,” and “I hate my body.” Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractablhttps://perfectlyhere.org/pec-events/102-maps-ii-self-compassion-2/e, we can learn how to work with and lessen […]

Guest Blogger: Mindfulness & Weight Loss

Guest Blogger: Mindfulness & Weight Loss

Can Mindfulness Help With Weight Loss?

Nutrition, obesity, and all the issues they bring with them are big bugbears for modern societies. Our diets are worse than ever, and our physical health is suffering as a consequence. Parallelling this is a weight loss industry which has been accused of doing more to feather its own nest than to […]