Show Up, Pay Attention, and Participate: Walking the Path of Presence, Power and Compassion

One only needs to look around, or even in the mirror, to see that people often aren't all that present. Issues requiring our attention are often overlooked or outright avoided. When unsure of how to handle our emotions, we are more likely to suppress our feelings. We spend enormous amounts of time escaping into social media, television, gaming, drugs, religion, [...]

By |2023-07-16T22:24:47-04:00July 16, 2023|0 Comments

Bodhisattva: Living a Life of Empathy, Compassion and Presence

In Buddhism, the concept of a Bodhisattva embodies the ideal of ultimate compassion, where an individual seeks to attain enlightenment not only for themselves, but also to alleviate the suffering of all sentient beings. The teachings advocate for a profound understanding of others' pain and an ongoing commitment to make a difference in the world, no matter how large or [...]

By |2023-07-06T14:06:43-04:00July 3, 2023|0 Comments

Four-Legged Therapy

In the modern era, it's evident that many of us are experiencing increasing levels of isolation and loneliness. Technological advancements, while facilitating communication, have paradoxically also contributed to a profound sense of disconnection. We find ourselves spending more time interacting with screens than with each other, creating a sense of social isolation. This reality has been exacerbated by the Covid [...]

By |2023-06-13T15:31:58-04:00May 20, 2023|0 Comments
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