Bringing Peace to Everyday Moments

(Published Recently, I had an incident on my BART (San Francisco’s “‘metro”) ride home from teaching class. A man was yelling loudly and appeared [...]

Gratitude for Suffering

  As our clocks fall back and the calendar flips to November, I am reminded that this is a season of gratitude. While we shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us of everything that we [...]

Patience & Avocados

A little over a decade ago, I planted an avocado tree in my garden from a tiny pit.  And then I waited. And waited. I mulched. I cleared the soil. I cut back the leaves and gave it room. I kept [...]

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