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Showing posts from July, 2015
 How to Be Happy
(Or, What I Did Over My Summer Vacation)
Something has changed within me. Something is not the same. OK, I am totally quoting the lyrics of “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked. Whatever, my daughter has been in the show for the last several months and I so it’s on my mind a lot.
But seriously, something has changed. I am a little more chill, a lot more compassionate and quite possibly happier as well. How did this change come about you ask? Well, thanks for asking. I will tell you.
I signed up for a ten day Meditation retreat. A silent meditation retreat. I know, crazy right? Well it was. And it wasn’t.
Let me take you back to the decision to sign up for this unusual summer vacation option. You might recall that I recently became a yoga teacher. Well, during the course we studied a particular form of meditation called Vipassana. This is the meditation taught by the Buddha over 2500 years ago. Now Buddha was no slouch. He tried lots of different techniques in his …